This book presents an unprecedented account of the actions, effects and consequences of drug use in performance horses. Written for horsemen by a veterinarian and world authority on equine drugs, it deals with all classes, types, and uses of drugs. Professor Tobin describes how the drugs act, how they influence performance, and the problems they may cause. He explains the drug testing process and presents the best information available on the clearance times for drugs in horses. The text is written in plain language and with a touch of humor.