Stark warning over 'clubbing drug' risk
|Injected ... Lulu the horse is out cold on floor after vets administer ketamine|
LEGS buckling and eyes rolling, mare Lulu slumps against the wall of the veterinary operating theatre.
Her lights are out. She has no control over her huge, muscular frame.
It takes four vets to catch the showjumper's half-ton bulk and lower her gently to the floor of the padded room.
She lies dead-eyed — spread out and helpless, her tongue lolling and her breathing heavy and laboured.
The seven-year-old has just been injected with ketamine — the horse tranquilliser being used by hundreds of thousands of Brits to get a high.
But if it can put an 80st beast spark out this dramatically, what can it do to a human drug user?
Yesterday The Sun reported a huge surge in the number of people snorting or injecting the Class C drug — up from 100,000 to 300,000 in the past five years.