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[RC] Rice Bran and Doping/forbidden medication? - Stefanie Prasch

Hello everyone,

i have a question how you handle this in the US.

I often read that it is quite common to feed rice bran to endurance horses.

Some horse food companies over here started to add rice bran to their
horse products as well.

Rice bran and rice oil contain Gamma-Oryzanol, a substance that might
enhance thes testosterone level in a horse.

But even at a normal testosterone level, Gamma-Oryzanol is on the FEI
Medication B list and not prohibited in a horse. Our national rules are
So it is forbidden to feed even a handful of rice bran, because of the
gamma-oryzanol, but on the other hand, they can't proof the substance in
the horse yet.

They can only proof a high testosterone level. and you have to feed a lot
of rice bran to have that effect.

How do you handle this in the US for the AERC-rides?

Thanks and happy trails
Stefanie from Germany


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