Ask Dominique Boeuf : Why do so many horses breakdown, especially in American racetracks, and what can be done to stop or reduce it?

Hello Jessica,

First of all, they shouldn't have the right to ride horses under medication.
In America, they can use 2 products that are forbidden in Europe (Lasix and Bute). We can imagine that there's a link with the accidents but it's not proven. I won and rode there, but I'm not in America everyday so I don't know if these products help the horses or just make them go faster.

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