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The “GOTCHA” Syndrome, Alive and Well

The “GOTCHA” Syndrome, Alive and Well   January 14, 2010 By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director     One of the inevitable things about drug and medication testing is that the sensitivity always increases.  Thirty years ago, the initial screening of samples was done by Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), and medication detections below 1 part per million or one microgram/ml were unusual.  Then, in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay, ELISA,...
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The Gulfstream Flood

The Gulfstream Flood   By Kent H. Stirling, FHBPA Executive Director   January 2010   Yes, flood and pestilence plagued South Florida in December only it was pestilence and flood, because a week before Christmas and just as the 21 day Herpes Virus quarantine was coming to an end at Calder the flood hit at Gulfstream Park.   Tack rooms and stalls were swamped by two feet of water, prompting about a 100 horses to...
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