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Re: [RC] Drugs and Suppliments What is a drug? - Sisu West Ranch

"What exactly is defined as a drug? "
For this very reason the vet. committee did not use the word "drug" in the rule.  They used the word "substance" so anything that is not a food stuff, or trace nutrients (vitamin etc.) in larger than usual amounts is banned.  We just commonly call these "substances" drugs.
By the way since I have done the calculations and found that Homeopathy does not actually administer molecules of the active chemical substance most of the time, I have no problem with people administering these concotions.  My opinion is that they should take the money and buy Power Ball tickets with it.  This would do as much for their horses health as the concotion.
Note that there is a listed exeption for hormones to control heat cycle.  Whether this is wise (is it the camel's nose into the no drug tent? or Shouldn't mares be expected to behave even if in heat?) could be another interesting discussion.
Ed and Wendy Hauser
Sisu West
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875
(406) 642-9640