Tuesday, April 07, 2009

This from the New York Times...

Here's a quick excerpt from a Times article about horse trainer Jeff Mullins (no relation) administering a bronchodilator (maybe) to a horse called Gato Go Win:
Blah, blah, blah.

Mullins said a security agent eventually asked to see the medicine, which is called Air Power. The security agent then left and returned with more security and asked for the syringe, which Mullins said he had just rinsed and returned to his bucket.

Blah, blah, blah.
It is, by the way, against the NYRA rules to administer any drug to a horse on the day of the race. Gata Go Win was subsequently told that, in lieu of racing in the $200,000 Bay Short Stakes, he Gata Go Back To The Barn.

My question, however, is this: Do veterinarians routinely wash syringes and keep them for a second use? They don't have disposable syringes in horse racing?


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