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    Re: [RC] [RC] B.C.A.A. Complex - Jim Holland

    Heidi Smith wrote:
    > >I ask AGAIN...........at the risk of being
    > > repetitive  :o)
    > > How does the administration of e-lytes jibe with Rule 13, especially the
    > > "intent" section which states "Endurance equines must compete entirely on
    > > their natural ability."?
    > The sentence after the phrase "natural ability" in Rule 13 reads:  "AERC
    > prohibits from competition equines who contain evidence of      the
    > administration of abnormal substances or of normal substances      in
    > abnormal amounts "   Electrolytes are normal substances (present in the body
    > at all times) and are being administered in normal amounts, only replacing
    > what is lost through work.  
    Hmmm...I have been following this thread with interest,  considering my
    involvement on another list with 6.(K), which leaves also leaves much to
    be desired with regard to interpretation. Pray tell us how you determine
    what is a "normal amount?"  Playing Devil's Advocate here, care to
    enlighten us? IMHO, this is a big time moving target. Bottom line, best
    take I've heard is "doesn't matter...he will "flush" what he doesn't
    With regard to the "keep it simple" paranoia with regard to AERC rules,
    I would like to point out that the venerable Constitution of the United
    States has required numerous amendments to keep up with the times.
    (Granted that the on prohibition was somewhat misguided) <grin> IMHO,
    several AERC rules certainly could use some thoughtful "upgrades" to be
    more specific, given the advancements in technology and medicine. 
    Jim, Sun of Dimanche, and Mahada Magic.
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