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Re: The great drug debate
Well, I've learned the hard way not to respond to one message in a thread
until I've read all the others already posted.
Folks, I'm a newbie/wannabee. I'm not trying to push my horse when he's
not healthy. Geez, I'm conditioning for a year before even doing an LD
(and this with an eight year old who's on hilly pastures 24/7). And I
stopped riding my horse last year for several months when I learned that my
saddle was a bad fit for him and had probably been causing him pain.
I asked my question out of ignorance (how long might the bute still be in,
and thus altering, his system). I'll try one more time -- if my horse is
healed and strong and re-conditioned and seemingly ready to compete, can I
assume that the bute he was given when he was hurt is now out of his system?
At 05:39 PM 10/27/98 EST, CMKSAGEHIL@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 98-10-27 17:35:46 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> But when does an administered drug (such as bute) cease to exist in my
> horse? If he's coming off an injury and all seems to be well again, how
> long until there's no longer any bute in his system?
> Cindy Eyler
>It may take several days to weeks for levels to become undetectable. My
>question is this--if the injury was serious enough to require bute, why would
>anyone want to return to competition before that time anyway? It takes
>considerable time for injuries to heal completely, and surely the injured
>horse deserves the respect to get that time off from competition. Some slow
>work may well be part of the healing process, but that is a lot different
>competing in a ride.
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