(230 ILCS 5/36a)
(from Ch. 8, par. 37-36a)
(a) It is recognized that there are horses which exhibit symptoms
of epistaxis or respiratory tract hemorrhage which with proper treatment
are sound and able to compete in races.
The Board shall establish by rule the appropriate standards for the
administration of furosemide (Lasix) or other Board approved bleeder
in such circumstances.
(b) Every horse entered to race shall be placed in a security area as
designated by the Board. The Board, in designating a security area, shall
not require that a horse be placed in a barn or stall other than the barn
or stall assigned to that horse by the racing secretary. The barn or stall
shall be posted as a security area. The trainer of record shall be
responsible for the security of the horse and barn or stall area. The
security area shall be
under the supervision of the Board.
No unauthorized person shall approach the security area. If any
unauthorized person does approach the security area, a report of
the incident is to be made immediately to one of the State veterinarians
or the stewards, or a board investigator.
The provisions of this Section 36a and the treatment authorized herein
shall apply to and be available only for horses entered in and competing in
race meetings as defined in Section 3.07 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)