among the substances lasix depletes in the horse's system is calcium. In studies, the horse has been shown to have higher levels of calcium in their urine normal 72 hours after they received lasix. It could be longer yet, I don't the study looked past 72 hours. At the same time, it was found not surprisingly that the horse's calcium level were lower. I have read that this doesn't cause bone thinning, although I am somewhat skeptical. When calcium levels in the muscles are low, it is taken out of the bones to make up the difference. However, what I think contributes to the longer period for a horse to be race fit after lasix is that calcium is a crucial element in muscle contraction. Until the horse has recovered from the calcium loss, they are not going to train well, particularly for heavy works or breezes.
Probably Eclipse, if I was just picking one
Just read it, a fractured right leg, hope he's comfortable and they're taking good care of him!
I think it's too early to say
I'm very sorry to hear that, he's one of our top jockeys. I'll check out the story. Thanks for posting this, Mary.
I think Verrazano is a good horse and would certainly not rule him out on anything based on the KD. That didn't indicate distance limitations anymore than it did for IMLD.
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I actually thought the coverage had improved. I remember past years they didn't show any part of other races. I remember having to flick back and forth with simulcast to catch the turf race right before the KD in other years.
the horse didn't have it today, I wouldn't blame Rosario for the Preakness loss
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