For horse owners, the issue of medication can be daunting and confusing. How do you know your horse is receiving the right medication and in the right amount? Understanding Equine Medications takes this complex topic and breaks it down into its simpler components by discussing commonly used medications and how they work, medication rules for competition, and methods of administering medications. Medicating horses is a hot topic, especially in sport horse and racing circles. Controversy surrounds issues such as proper dosage and threshold levels and how far in advance of competition medication can be given. But the fact remains that horses, like humans, do need various medications when they become ill or injured.