Supplement Contamination Caused Positive Test Results: The Horse 5/9/17

By: Edited Press Release The United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) said it appreciates the efforts made by Cargill to determine how two horses ridden in a Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) competition by US Equestrian members Adrienne Lyle and Kaitlin Blythe were exposed to ractopamine, a substance banned by the FEI. While ractopamine is legal

Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?: The Horse 3/2/17

By: Maureen Gallatin Nearly 400 veterinarians considered this question during a 3 1/2-hour panel discussion, reaching a consensus of, “Absolutely, yes. Practice can and should be ethical, even in the sport horse or racehorse world.” But it’s not always easy. The pressures applied by trainers or owners can be substantial. Earlier in the day, at

Swiss Jumping Horses Test Positive for Prohibited Substances: The Horse 7/21/15

By Edited Press Release The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced July 21 that three Swiss show jumping horses have tested positive for prohibited substances. Samples taken at the CSIO5* at La Baule, France, on May 17 from the horse Nino des Buissonnets, ridden by Steve Guerdat, who won the Grand Prix on the day of