What Price For Speed?

by Staff on July 9, 2012

Horse Industry in VirginiaIt’s hard for us to not venture an opinion about what is apparently a trend in the horse racing business.  We hope we’re wrong or simply mis-informed. 

According to THIS ARTICLE,  horse racing in the United States is dealing with an increase in horses testing positive for a dermorphin - either natural or synthetic – that can be found as a substance on the back of certain frogs.  Really.  The “frog juice” is claimed to be a stimulant for a horse which also can provide a certain amount of pain-killer and euphoria for the horse as well. 

This frog juice has been found in over 40 tested horses in recent weeks, and we’re waiting to hear what the racing industry does to protect the animals.



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