In the Shadow of Horse

In the Shadow of Horse
In the Shadow of Horse

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

RunHappy... Horse Racing in America


Rather than a doctor of veterinary medicine prescribing the drug and ordering the dosage, as is the ethical medical standard, the trainer is allowed to make these pre-race medication decisions; thus, the widespread use and abuse of Lasix in America.



RunHappy... Horse Racing in America

This is my Breeders' Cup story regarding the ethics of pre-race medication as it applies to the health, welfare, and prosperity of horses and horseracing in America.




Dr Gustafson is a practicing veterinarian, equine behavior educator, and novelist. The application of behavior science enhances optimum health, performance, soundness, contentment, and longevity in animal athletes. Behavioral and nutritional strategies enrich the lives of stabled horses. Training and husbandry from the horse's perspective result in content, cooperative horses who are willing to learn and perform.
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