Dogs test positive for opioid painkiller after 2017 Iditarod

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - According to the release, the drug found in the dogs was Tramadol.
Tramadol is an analgesic that can help to control moderate to severe pain and is listed as a Class 4 Opioid.
Urine samples were collected from the dogs six hours after they finished the race in Nome, and it is estimated that the drug could have been given to the Dogs anywhere up to 15 hours before the team was tested.
The Trail Committee, along with a legal Counsel, decided that they will not be pursuing punishment for the unnamed musher because they likely wouldn't be able to prove intent.