Testing Positive, No Drugs!

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Showing and other Horse topics.

Can my horse test positive, when it hasn´t had any drugs?

Testing Positive, No Drugs!

A study conducted by researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science reported that flunixin (Banamine) given intravenously or orally (granulate in oats) could contaminate stalls and cause later occupants to test positive for the medication because of environmental contamination. This means that a horse not treated with flunixin which occupies a stall immediately after a treated horse can have a positive drug test for Banamine.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Horse Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.