Drug regulations are really only followed at the A shows for hunters/jumpers in Illinois. Anything B rated or lower people will drug the crap out of the horses. Not sure about breed shows or other disciplines. Even at the A rated shows, people will find alternative uses for allowed drugs. Example - using Dex as a calming drug rather than for a horse with hives. It's sad. I imagine that it's a problem in other parts of the world as well.
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