My doctor wants me to take Premarin, but I understand it’s made from horse urine. Is this true?

The estrogen-replacement drug Premarin, prescribed to menopausal women, is made from horse urine; in fact, the drug’s name is short for PREgnant MARes’ urINe. About 750,000 mares are impregnated each year for the sole purpose of collecting their estrogen-rich urine. Tied in small stalls, unable to move either backwards, forwards, or sideways or lie down … Continue reading My doctor wants me to take Premarin, but I understand it’s made from horse urine. Is this true?