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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:19 am 
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It may be performance-enhancing, it may mask drugs that are, or it may be just plain cruel. Or it may be none of the above. The only certainty is that the Lasix controversy is not going away. Drugs and dead horses: Dan Ross on Peta and US racing.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/a ... f-comments

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:27 am 
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Patuxet wrote:
It may be performance-enhancing, it may mask drugs that are, or it may be just plain cruel. Or it may be none of the above. The only certainty is that the Lasix controversy is not going away. Drugs and dead horses: Dan Ross on Peta and US racing.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/a ... f-comments

Hi Patuxet,
One of the better articles written about lasix. Those who have seen what happens to horses after a few unchecked low level bleeding episodes understands what it does to the longevity of a horses racing career. The accumulation of these low level, unchecked bleeding events is what leads to epistaxis (bleeding from the nostrils) and scarring in the lungs. "Bleeders" progressively get worse and worse if unchecked and this is the reason why scoping after every race or strenuous workout is essential. Horses don't bleed to the point where blood streams out of their nostrils the very first time they bleed. Epistaxis appears after a series of internal bleeding episodes went unchecked by their connections. Each episode, which goes unchecked and in turn untreated, will progressively create a more severe level of bleeding in that horses next race or strenuous workout. TJ


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