In the latest USEF magazine, there are 6 violations for horses testing positive for cetirizine.
They all say “The facts and mitigating factors support the folowing penalty even though it is below the suggested range …” In each case the reduced penalty is $1500.
2 at a (H/J) Horse Show
2 at a Dressage Show
2 at a Horse Trial
I know that cetirizine is an antihistamine and is used for respiratory and skin problems.
But I have a couple of questions
Why is cetirizine illegal?
Why are people giving it to horses they are showing?