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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 99D.25A, subsections 6, 7, and 8, Code
  1  2 Supplement 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 signed by the
  1 25 veterinarian which certifies information regarding the
  1 26 treatment of the horse.  The affidavit must be delivered to a
  1 27 commission veterinarian within twenty minutes following the
  1 28 treatment.  The statement shall include at least the name of
  1 29 the practicing veterinarian, the tattoo number of the horse,
  1 30 the location of the barn and stall where the treatment
  1 31 occurred, the race number of the horse, the name of the
  1 32 trainer, and the time that the lasix was administered.  Lasix
  1 33 shall only be administered in a dose level of two hundred
  1 34 fifty milligrams.  The commission veterinarian shall extract a
  1 35 test sample of the horse's blood, urine, or saliva to
  2  1 determine whether the horse was improperly drugged after the
  2  2 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                           EXPLANATION
  2 11    This bill allows a horse to be treated with lasix in the
  2 12 horse's stall unless the racing and gaming commission requires
  2 13 treatment in a detention barn.  The bill requires the
  2 14 commission to adopt rules to ensure the lawful application of
  2 15 lasix.  The veterinarian administering the lasix shall provide
  2 16 an affidavit to the state racing and gaming commission
  2 17 veterinarian relating to the horse's treatment.  The penalty
  2 18 for illegal administration of drugs to race horses or dogs is
  2 19 a class "D" felony, punishable by confinement for no more than
  2 20 five years and a fine of at least $500 but not more than
  2 21 $7,500.  
  2 22 LSB 3897SS 77
  2 23 tj/cf/24

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