Kieran ODriscoll runs a legitimate equine supplies firm|
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The potential extent of the drug problem facing Irish racing is suggested by the news that a man who runs an equine and veterinary supplies business in County Clare is facing 36 charges in an Irish court of possessing unauthorised animal remedies. Kieran ODriscoll, whose address is Sunset House, Fanore, Ballyvaughan, has a significant legitimate business supplying goods to studs, vets and trainers and is believed to have clients in England as well as in Ireland.
But in May he appeared in Loughrea district court to answer charges that he had been caught in possession of banned items on 28 January 2012 at an address in County Galway. The items listed in the summonses are largely antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and sedatives and include items which could be legally possessed if prescribed by a vet. Continue reading...