Dexamethasone: Its Use, Misuse and Abuse by Dr. Richard Mitchell

Use of this valuable medication as a would-be quieting agent is not only unethical, it's dangerous.

Dexamethasone, also known as Azium and commonly referred to as "Dex," is a medication frequently used in the performance horse. Technically speaking, it's a corticosteroid belonging to the family of glucocorticoids and acts as an anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressant. (Read more...)