Do they inject police horses with steroids?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the sighting of a large police horse and the speculation of whether or not police horses are injected with steroids. The possibility of the horse being a draft horse breed is mentioned, along with a comparison to the Belgian Blue cow bred for the meat industry. The conversation also highlights the tendency of Belgians to breed large farm animals.
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Hey I was walking down the street yesterday and I saw a policeman on a horse. and this horse was absolutely humongous with muscles everywhere, it looked nothing like a horse that I had ever seen. Do they inject police horses with steroids?
 
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I know next to nothing about horses (just that they smell bad and secretly hate humans :devil:), but there are lots of different kinds of breeds. Maybe you saw a draft horse? They're the ones that are bred to pull heavy loads, and are simply spectacular when you stand next to them, like Hulk horses!

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That's a Belgian draft horse, btw.
 
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It could be a natural variation, like the Belgian Blue cow that has a defect in the myostatin gene (bred for the meat industry).

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Hmm, what is it that Belgians seem to have for breeding monster-size farm animals, haha...
 
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I cannot confirm or deny the use of steroids in police horses as I do not have access to their medical records. However, it is important to note that the use of steroids in animals is not only unethical but also illegal in most countries. If you have concerns about the well-being of the police horse, I would suggest reporting it to the appropriate authorities. It is important to ensure that all animals, including police horses, are treated ethically and in accordance with animal welfare laws.
 

Related to Do they inject police horses with steroids?

1. Do police horses receive steroids to enhance their performance?

No, police horses do not typically receive steroids to enhance their performance. Steroids are not commonly used in equine medicine and are not approved for use in police horses by veterinary regulatory bodies.

2. Are police horses given steroids to make them more aggressive?

No, police horses are not given steroids to make them more aggressive. In fact, aggression is not a desirable trait in a police horse as they are trained to remain calm and composed in potentially tense situations.

3. Can steroids negatively affect a police horse's health?

Yes, like any medication, steroids can have potential negative effects on a horse's health if used improperly. These may include changes in behavior, weight gain, and an increased risk of certain health conditions such as laminitis. Therefore, they are not typically used in police horses unless medically necessary.

4. Are there any benefits to using steroids in police horses?

In some cases, steroids may be used in police horses for medical reasons such as treating inflammation or respiratory issues. However, they are not used for performance enhancement or to increase aggression.

5. Are there alternative methods to enhance a police horse's performance?

Yes, there are various training and conditioning methods that can be used to improve a police horse's performance without the use of steroids. These can include proper nutrition, exercise, and specific training techniques tailored to the horse's job duties.

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