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Racehorse Medication Ethics in American Horse Racing

December 2017 by Dr Sid Gustafson, DVM

In the midst of Australia’s Spring Racing Carnival, Americans celebrated their own Thoroughbred racing end-of-year Championships under rules that allow horses to train, as well as race, on a cocktail of pharmaceutical medications. 

Veterinarian and journalist Dr Sid Gustafson reports from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar, California, for Horses and People Magazine on racehorse medication ethics.