New steroid battle looms in horse-racing industry

04/30/2010 | Google

Strict screening has largely put to rest the concern over anabolic steroid use in racehorses. But another type of steroid, one used to ease swelling rather than build up muscle, may just be heating up, The Associated Press reports. "The anabolic steroids get more press because people can understand them easier," said veterinary surgeon Larry Bramlage. "The NFL and everybody else is involved in banning them so we don't have 400-pound offensive linemen. But the corticosteroids have more abuse potential."

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