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Subject:  where old race horses go Date:  2/14/2013  11:27 AM
Author:  LuckyDog2002 Number:  671545 of 795257

not in green pastures, that's for sure......

LONDON - Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said six horses slaughtered in the UK that tested positive for the drug phenylbutazone were exported to France and may have entered the human food chain.

Phenylbutazone, commonly known as bute, is an anti-inflammatory painkiller for sporting horses but banned for animals intended for eventual human consumption as it is potentially harmful.

Britain's food regulator said on Thursday it was gathering information on the six carcasses sent to France and will work with the French authorities to trace them.

The FSA said it checked 206 horse carcasses between January 30 and February 7. Of t