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

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

Dominique
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