Sled dogs test positive for banned drug for first time in Iditarod history

Several canines test positive for opioid pain reliever Tramadol but Alaska race officials refuse to name musher involved

For the first time in the history of the world’s most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug.

Several dogs tested positive for the opioid pain reliever Tramadol, the governing board of the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail sled dog race said in a statement. The team was tested six hours after finishing the nearly 1,000-mile race in Nome in March, officials said. They estimate the drug could have been administered between 15 hours before the test and right before it.

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