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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Joint Supplements

Do any of these supplements test or are banned for use in race horses in Kentucky.

Ascorbic acid

Where are you from? Kentucky

How did you locate this forum? search

Re: Joint Supplements

Hello Richard,

So far, the National Animal Supplement Council is not expressing a problem with Kentucky. However, recently, Iowa banned the use of these supplements in horses (which I believe has been reversed). And, Texas retailers have not been allowed to sell them until just a few months ago.

So their use on the racetrack is likely allowed at this point, though this is not certain. However, to be safe, I would recommend that you keep abreast of the laws in your state and consult with the administrators of your racetrack.

All the best,

Dr. Getty