Lasix in Horse Racing: To Be or Not To Be

Lasix is a diuretic that increases urine productions and frequency. It has been given to horses for decades in the U.S. as a way to reduce or prevent nose bleeds. There is a noticeable speed increase when a horse uses Lasix. It is most noticeable when the horse is using it for the first or second time.  Not only does Lasix help with urine production, it also lowers blood pressure in the lungs. The effects last around 3 to 4 [...]