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Afleet
12-18-2017, 11:22 PM
interesting article in the Paulick report
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/different-mindset-british-vets-question-volume-therapeutic-drugs-used-american-racing/


For Barrelet, the difference between medication practice in the U.S. and England is as much philosophical as it is practical.

“It's a different mindset, a different approach,” said Barrelet, who focuses on bloodstock, sport horse, and equine insurance practice. “The two-legged North Americans have the highest per-capita consumption of over-the-counter and prescribed drugs. I think that translates also in the way we treat our animals.

“Through the insurance world, I see veterinarians' bills from all over the world. I see vets' bills coming out of America and go through the stuff people put into horses, and wonder, ‘Why on earth would you put that stuff into a horse if it doesn't really need it?' and the answer is generally, it doesn't. But that's how you get your kids through school.”