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Re: [RC] Calming Products - Margaret Dinan

Is this really a behavior problem?  Giving a calming product to a horse is not necessarily a substitute for not riding a horse properly.  It doesn't matter what the substance is.....if the rider is over-horsed, no amount of "calming" is going to resolve the issue.
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Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Calming Products

"...Valerian Root, Black Cohosh, Passion Flower, Wood Betony, Hops, Ginger Root....."
I will have to answer the same way that I have answered in the past.  While the AERC does now have a list of officially prohibited substances, and does list recommended withdrawal for recommended normally used horse drugs, the actual rule has not changed.
The rule is that nothing is allowed except a very short list of drugs (Exactly one, if I remember correctly) and usual normal nutrients.
The quoted ingredients are Herbal Medicines.  Even though they come from the chemical factories in plants, and not from a human pharmaceutical factory, they are physiocologically active substances and thus are banned.  If they were not physiocologically active, you would be wasting your money. 
There is no easy fix for endurance horse behavior problems. 
Ed & Wendy Hauser
2994 Mittower Road
Victor, MT 59875
(406) 642-9640

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