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andicap
06-01-2002, 07:41 PM
http://www.drf.com/news/article/37775.html

Anyone know what banamine is and why it would be banned?

superfecta
06-01-2002, 08:46 PM
Sound like a type of decongestant to me,but not sure.Interesting that Lake sez vet must of made a mistake,but doesn't whine and accepts the suspension.Sounds more like a stand up guy than a cheat.

Figman
06-01-2002, 10:30 PM
Banamine is the brand name for the drug flunixin. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and an Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) class 4 drug with Class 1 being the class with the heaviest penalties and class 4 having the lightest penalties.
The drug is an analgesic but does cause ulcers as do most "NSAIDs." It is frequently used to help a "sick" horse feel better!

freeneasy
06-02-2002, 12:35 AM
and that my friends is that

damn, Figman