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Bramlage took issue with those reports.
"The misinterpretation of the medical terminology `osteoarthritis', and the substitution of `major painkillers' for anti-inflammatory medications is unfair to the uninformed general public," the vet said.
O'Neill told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the drugs given to I'll Have Another "are equivalent to Advil that you or I would take. They're far from painkillers."
The trainer said I'll Have Another did not have osteoarthritis.
"X-raying is something that is just part of my caretaking for the horses. It's perfectly normal to X-ray horses," O'Neill said.
In a separate case, O'Neil will serve a suspension starting in August stemming from an excess of carbon dioxide in one of his horses in 2010.
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