Pachattack, trained by a stable owned by Gerard Butler, came third in a prestigious race at the Breeders’ Cup
Hot on the heels of the eight-year ban handed out to Mahmood Al Zarooni for drugging his race horses another bombshell could be set to hit the beleaguered sport.
Trainer Gerard Butler, who runs the Egerton House Stables, has admitted to a British newspaper that he is facing a ban for injecting his thoroughbreds with anabolic steroids to treat injured joints after assurances from veterinary professionals.… Continue Reading...
Tighter laws on steroid imports are helping fuel the labs
The number of underground ‘steroid labs’ in Wales which sell illegal performance-enhancing drugs has risen and is a cause for concern, says Public Health Wales (PHW).
The situation is getting worse because of a new law making it harder to import steroids, health officials have said.… Continue Reading...
Gerald Butler – Trainer
BRITISH racing lurched back into crisis on Monday as a second Newmarket trainer admitted to using anabolic steroids on his horses.
Gerard Butler has told the BHA that several of his horses received treatment consisting of injections of anabolic steroids for injured joints. The trainer believes more than 100 racehorses across Newmarket may have been given the same treatment.… Continue Reading...
Roger Charlton has joined the chorus to ban the use of anabolic steroids worldwide.
The Beckhampton trainer’s comments came after Al Kazeem had won the bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown Park on Saturday.
Charlton trained Three Valleys when the colt was disqualified from the Middle Park Stakes in 2003 for failing a test for clenbuterol, a drug used to clear up a lung infection and aid normal breathing.… Continue Reading...
A retrospective 30-year follow-up study of former Swedish-elite male athletes in power sports with a past anabolic androgenic steroids use: a focus on mental health
Main Conclusion: “It is clear that a relationship exists between use of AAS and mental-health problems.”
- A S Lindqvist1,
- T Moberg2,
- B O Eriksson3,
- C Ehrnborg4,
- T Rosén5,
- C Fahlke6
+ Author Affiliations
1Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health, University of Gothenburg and the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
2Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
3Department of Pediatrics, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
4Department of Clinical Pharmacology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
5Department of Endocrinology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
6Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Correspondence to Dr Ann-Sophie Lindqvist, Forensic Psychiatric Clinic, Rågården, SU-Östra sjukhuset, S-416 85 Göteborg, Sweden; email@example.com
- Received 14 May 2012
- Revised 6 March 2013
- Accepted 24 March 2013
- Published Online First 23 April 2013
Background The knowledge concerning the long-term effect of former anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS)-use on mental health is sparse.
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