According to a report, a company based in Southern Australia has developed a test which can detect the presence of cobra venom in race horses
An article by the Barossa & Light Herald states that Venom Supplies of Tanunda, South Australia has developed a test that can detect the presence of the venom. The administration of cobra venom -- which is illegal and had been virtually impossible to detect -- has been used in the past to dull pain in race horses.
“We’ve developed a testing kit using cobra venom which can test a horse and detect the presence of snake venom in the system,” Peter Mirtschin, managing director of Venom Supplies, was quoted as saying.
“We’ve developed a tool which could help to stamp this practice out,” he said.
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(With files from the Barossa & Light Herald)