Keeneland to host seminar on FLAIR nasal strips

Edited press release:

Flair, LLC, makers of FLAIR Nasal Strips, in cooperation with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, announced Wednesday the speakers scheduled to appear at a seminar called FLAIR Nasal Strips: The Clinically Proven Alternative to Lasix on Tuesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.




The seminar will feature FLAIR Strip co-inventor and company president, Jim Chiapetta DVM JD. Dr. Chiapetta will discuss Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (“EIPH” or “bleeding”), lung stress, and airway resistance topics targeted specifically to trainers, breeders, owners, racing officials and regulatory and association veterinarians.




Dr. Chiapetta will be joined by Nathan M. Slovis DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Director of the McGee Medical Center at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington. Dr. Slovis received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, interned at Arizona Equine Center, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California-Davis. He has published articles in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Equine Veterinary Journal, and Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice.




A trio of trainers are also scheduled to appear. They include Malcolm Pierce, Jeff Thornbury and Darrin Miller. All three will have a contingent of horses stabled at Keeneland for the upcoming 2013 spring race meeting.




“This seminar will offer all stakeholders with equine health, medication and safety concerns the opportunity to hear from well-known experts about the known mechanisms underlying EIPH, and scientifically supported, non-drug methods for reducing EIPH,” said Dr. Chiapetta.




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