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    03-13-2012, 11:04 PM
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Equine Studies - Please help me find some information on * DRUGS *

Thank you for looking! Lets get straight into it :) Ok, so I need to know:

Drugs in Racehorses

- What drugs are used
- What effects they cause (longterm and short term)
- What each drug is ued for
- What are the dangers for the jockey and or stablehand who is around/working with a drugged horse.

Thank you very much - I have some information but would like to hear from people who can explain it to me better than all the science reports (i have aspergers so detailed work is often harder for me to read, unless broken down ).

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    03-14-2012, 12:14 AM
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    03-14-2012, 12:24 AM
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Try doing some of your own research - quoting people from a horse forum isn't going to cut it when you list references.
Google it - easy!
     
    03-14-2012, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
Try doing some of your own research - quoting people from a horse forum isn't going to cut it when you list references.
Google it - easy!

Thanks Kayty - I've got almost all of it but the oly reason I asked for help is because I couldnt find what long term damages there are. :)
     
    03-14-2012, 07:02 PM
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It depends on the drug, and there are multitudes out there. It also depends on which country the horse is in as the drugs will vary.

A lot of the impact even things like how the horse sheds its coat - I had an ottb that took 2 years to get back to a semi-normal cycle. She had been given drugs while racing that messed with her shedding so would take her ages to develop a winter coat, and when it finally did grow through it was hot again, and then it would not shed until mid summer.

Some drugs will mess with the immune system, some with the digestive system etc.

Maybe try contacting a local vet to give you some detailed information on how these drugs work?
     
    03-14-2012, 07:16 PM
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Thanks that's the kind of info I was looking for, I will try contact in a vet - but I can't ask the racehorse vet because talk would get around and I am currently having to work with a racing stable (trying to turn a blind eye) to do my Equine Studies certificate, so I will try and ring one quite distance from me. :) Thanks!
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    03-15-2012, 04:01 AM
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It's one of my pet peeves when students ask people on internet forums to do research for them. If any of my undergraduates did that (and I found out), it would not do their grade any good. And if they had learning difficulties of some sort, the university has resources such as tutoring and office hours of postgrad TAs or lecturers to deal with that.

Anyway, I did just Google "drugs and racehorses" and it came up with a huge amount of information, not all of it scientific papers and not all of it any good, but even a bit of critical thinking easily separates the dross. At the end of the day, however, you probably should use at least some evidence from peer reviewed publications, even if they are a pain in the arse to read.
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    03-15-2012, 06:02 AM
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Sam, - Aspergers gives you an excuse to ask questions. The subject is a relevant one to all horse owners, because the effect a 'drug' - a word you perhaps ought to carefully further define - will be on all horses, all stable hands and riders and not just those in the racing industry.

A pharmaceutical is a "drug" , whatever you mean by using the word.
If you mean by 'drug' say 'performance effecting' perhaps with illegal intent then you have one route to pursue - if you mean by side effect from a medication, you need to speak with a veterinarian.

Think, by drinking a strong beer whilst tapping away on the computor - you have taken a 'drug' namely 'alcohol'.

The subject is worth pursuing and I have never seen a book outlining the dangers.

Then once you have exhausted the technical books about medications, go speak with a herbalist and talk about the weeds to be found in a hedgerow.

That's quite a subject you have picked for yourself.
Enjoy.

BG.
     
    03-15-2012, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by thesilverspear    
It's one of my pet peeves when students ask people on internet forums to do research for them. If any of my undergraduates did that (and I found out), it would not do their grade any good. And if they had learning difficulties of some sort, the university has resources such as tutoring and office hours of postgrad TAs or lecturers to deal with that.

Anyway, I did just Google "drugs and racehorses" and it came up with a huge amount of information, not all of it scientific papers and not all of it any good, but even a bit of critical thinking easily separates the dross. At the end of the day, however, you probably should use at least some evidence from peer reviewed publications, even if they are a pain in the arse to read.
I did all my research and have it all already before I even posted this thread - all I wanted is for peopleto explain it simply for me because I find it HARD to understand things in the way that some people write them... I did not throw in the Aspergers part for sympathy - infact I HATE being treated differently - I just put it in there so you would understand why I need a simplified version...
     
    03-15-2012, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Barry Godden    
Sam, - Aspergers gives you an excuse to ask questions. The subject is a relevant one to all horse owners, because the effect a 'drug' - a word you perhaps ought to carefully further define - will be on all horses, all stable hands and riders and not just those in the racing industry.

A pharmaceutical is a "drug" , whatever you mean by using the word.
If you mean by 'drug' say 'performance effecting' perhaps with illegal intent then you have one route to pursue - if you mean by side effect from a medication, you need to speak with a veterinarian.

Think, by drinking a strong beer whilst tapping away on the computor - you have taken a 'drug' namely 'alcohol'.

The subject is worth pursuing and I have never seen a book outlining the dangers.

Then once you have exhausted the technical books about medications, go speak with a herbalist and talk about the weeds to be found in a hedgerow.

That's quite a subject you have picked for yourself.
Enjoy.

BG.
Thank you for trying to help me, my goal for this is to get as much information as I can so that I can get the best grade that I possibly can - just got this report card back and got a A-(silverspear {i} DID all the work!) Thank you for everyone who has helped me, it means alot...
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