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Does anyone know anything about FLAIR Strips and are they used during
endurance rides? Eva
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 6:17:56 PM
From: AOL News
Subj: California Approves FLAIR(TM) Strips For Horse Racing;...
California Approves FLAIR(TM) Strips For Horse Racing; Fifteen States are Now
Allowing the FLAIR Strip to be Worn
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- California has approved the use of the
FLAIR equine nasal strip as equipment for race horses, joining Arizona,
Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland,
Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia in
allowing the FLAIR strip to be worn during races. The New York State Racing
and Wagering Board has also approved use of the strip, although its use in
racing has not yet been allowed by the New York Racing Association.
The FLAIR strip, developed and manufactured by CNS, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNXS),
eases the breathing of horses during racing and other high performance
events. While the states vary on the amount of advance notice required
regarding which horses are wearing the FLAIR strip, all have agreed that this
is acceptable equipment for horses. In California provisional approval
allows horses to wear the FLAIR strip in races from March 1 through September
1, 2000, after which usage will be reviewed and evaluated.
The FLAIR strip helps horses breathe easier and can reduce internal bleeding
associated with exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). "We are
pleased to see that so many states are embracing a product that we introduced
in November at the Breeders' Cup," said Daniel Cohen, CEO of CNS, Inc. "It
is a drug-free product designed to promote the health and welfare of
Clinical trials testing the FLAIR strips were conducted at Kansas State
University. The trials indicated that horses wearing the FLAIR nasal strip
used 5% less energy at high speed and during recovery. The strips can also
reduce the amount of internal bleeding caused by EIPH. This finding is
especially important in the racing world because EIPH affects most racehorses.
The FLAIR equine nasal strip can be ordered over the phone by calling
CNS, based in Minneapolis, designs, manufactures and markets consumer
products, including the Breathe Right(R) nasal strip. The Breathe Right
strip improves nasal breathing. It can provide temporary drug-free relief of
nasal congestion due to colds and allergies, and of breathing difficulties
due to a deviated septum, and can be effective in eliminating or reducing
snoring. More information is available on the Internet at:
Some of the information contained in this news release is forward-looking and
subject to certain business risks as described in the company's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report as
incorporated by reference in its 1998 Form 10-K. This news release contains
forward-looking statements, which include risks and uncertainties.
SOURCE CNS, Inc.
CO: CNS, Inc.
ST: Minnesota, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia
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