Can diet cause a horse to fail a dope test?
Feb21

Can diet cause a horse to fail a dope test?

By Dr Derek Cuddeford The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) based in Lausanne lists on thirty A4 pages in PDF format substances that are prohibited in equines! In April 2013 there was a major scandal in Newmarket when it was discovered that horses from a prominent yard had failed a dope test. In this case, the agent discovered was stanozolol, a banned anabolic steroid which had been purposefully administered to the horses. In...

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Preparing for competition? Don’t be a dope!
Feb12

Preparing for competition? Don’t be a dope!

By Caterina Termine BSc(Hons) BVSc CertAVP MRCVS Doping issues in competition horses have hit the headlines on many occasions over the last few months where positive tests have been seen in racehorses, endurance horses and most recently in the world of eventing. The doping of horses has been carried out for centuries. There is suggestion that it occurred in chariot racing during the Ancient Roman times and was well-documented in the...

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