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Re: [RC] AERC drug policy - Susan

Any substance that enhances a horse's performance is forbidden.  The horse
is required to perform according to his natural abilities.  E-Se enhances
his performance via his muscular capabilities.

I understand this concept and agree with the AERC policy.  However, I think
this is a special case.  I live in Virginia and our soil here is extremely
low in selenium (as is Maryland).  We only supplement Se to keep the horse's
levels normal - the same as horses who live in areas where there is
sufficient Se in the soil so they don't need supplementation.  I don't
believe this is the same as supplementing with something like Yucca or MSM.
And then there's Adequan, and it's legal.


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[RC] AERC drug policy, Steph Teeter
Re: [RC] AERC drug policy, Susan