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Here’s what to know about horse doping

16/05/2021 04:56 PM | Click to read full article

Just as with athletes, certain drugs are banned outright in horse racing, including growth hormones, anabolic drugs that increase testosterone, and so-called blood doping drugs, which allow the body to send more oxygen to the muscles.

But there are hundreds of therapeutic drugs regularly used to care for racehorses—and those can be abused to give a competitive edge or to mask an injury.