If I am involved with equines or canines, what can I do to protect my animals?
Equines and canines also face contamination concerns from feed, compounded veterinary drugs and a growing number of animal supplements. Competition animals like thoroughbreds or greyhounds are also subject to drug-testing rules that include more than 1,000 drugs. A tragic example came a few years ago in Florida where a polo team had a local pharmacy compound a supplement. The recipe was not followed correctly and a dangerously high level of selenium was put in the supplement, resulting in the death of more than half the horses on the field. Making sure that what an animal ingests has been tested to ensure quality and safety can help protect their health and their lives.