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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 99D.25A, subsections 6, 7, and 8, Code
  1  2 1997, are amended to read as follows:
  1  3    6.  Once a horse has been permitted the use of lasix, it
  1  4 the horse must be treated with lasix in the horse's stall,
  1  5 unless the commission provides that the horse must be brought
  1  6 to the detention barn for treatment not less than four hours
  1  7 prior to scheduled post time for the race in which it is
  1  8 entered to start.  After the lasix treatment, the commission,
  1  9 by rule, may authorize the release of the horse from the
  1 10 horse's stall or detention barn before the scheduled post
  1 11 time.  If a horse is brought to the detention barn late, the
  1 12 commission shall assess a civil penalty of one hundred dollars
  1 13 against the trainer.
  1 14    7.  A horse entered to race with lasix must be treated at
  1 15 least four hours prior to post time.  The lasix shall be
  1 16 administered intravenously by a veterinarian employed by the
  1 17 owner or trainer of the horse under the visual supervision of
  1 18 the commission veterinarian.  The commission shall adopt rules
  1 19 to ensure that lasix is administered as provided in this
  1 20 section.  The commission shall require that the practicing
  1 21 veterinarian must deposit with the commission veterinarian at
  1 22 the detention barn an unopened supply of lasix and sterile
  1 23 hypodermic needles and syringes to be used for the
  1 24 administrations deliver an affidavit to the commission which
  1 25 is signed by the veterinarian and certifies information
  1 26 regarding the treatment of the horse.  The affidavit must be
  1 27 delivered to a commission veterinarian within twenty minutes
  1 28 following the treatment.  The affidavit shall include at least
  1 29 the name of the practicing veterinarian, the tattoo number of
  1 30 the horse, the location of the barn and stall where the
  1 31 treatment occurred, the race number of the horse, the name of
  1 32 the trainer, and the time that the lasix was administered.
  1 33 Lasix shall only be administered in a dose level of two
  1 34 hundred fifty milligrams.  The commission veterinarian shall
  1 35 extract a test sample of the horse's blood, urine, or saliva
  2  1 to determine whether the horse was improperly drugged after
  2  2 the race is run.
  2  3    8.  A person found within or in the immediate vicinity of
  2  4 the detention barn or horse stall who is in possession of
  2  5 unauthorized drugs or hypodermic needles or who is not
  2  6 authorized to possess drugs or hypodermic needles shall, in
  2  7 addition to any other penalties, be barred from entry into any
  2  8 racetrack in Iowa and any occupational license the person
  2  9 holds shall be revoked.
  2 10    Sec. 2.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of
  2 11 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.  
  2 12                           EXPLANATION
  2 13    This bill allows a horse to be treated with lasix in the
  2 14 horse's stall unless the racing and gaming commission requires
  2 15 treatment in a detention barn.  The bill also requires the
  2 16 commission to adopt rules to ensure the lawful administration
  2 17 of the lasix.  The veterinarian administering the lasix shall
  2 18 provide an affidavit relating to the horse's treatment.  The
  2 19 penalty for illegal administration of drugs to race horses or
  2 20 dogs is a class "D" felony.
  2 21    The bill takes effect upon enactment.  
  2 22 LSB 2780SS 77
  2 23 tj/cf/24

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