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Drug Testing

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  • Aqha drug testing rules
  • Barrel racing drug testing

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    08-19-2013, 09:20 PM
Drug Testing

I figured I'd start a something on this. A few months ago the IBRA announced they would begin going by AQHA rules for drug testing. IBRA is the biggest thing around in my area and it will begin this year at Nationals. I'm interested to see how this goes and am quite happy an association finally decided to start testing.
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    08-19-2013, 09:36 PM
Did they say what they would be testing for specifically? I too am glad to see something put into effect. Even though I don't currently run NBHA/IBHA.
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    08-20-2013, 12:52 AM
AQHA has their drug policy on their website, they will be following those guidelines. Mostly performance enhancers is the reason to test. But they also have limits on bute and pain relievers. There's horses who have calming drugs used on them that I'm sure most are illegal. I read the rules but can't remember the specifics. Most people I know are looking for times at the big shows to get slower.
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    08-20-2013, 01:29 AM
Would herbal calmers be aloud? I know someone who gives Valerian root to their horses and it works. They don't act drudged, it just takes their edge off. And is a wonder for bipolar mares lol.
    08-20-2013, 01:45 AM
This is AQHAs standards
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    08-20-2013, 02:34 AM
Thank god...
    08-28-2013, 12:40 PM
As someone who used to work for a vet and seeing first hand how many people would pull us off to the side and ask if we had anything for "performance enhancement", this is a wonderful thing. I really hope NBHA and rodeo circuits jump on the band wagon as well.
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    08-29-2013, 01:40 AM
I'm all for it. I feel like they should've been doing this quite some time ago.
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