Drug Testing


CHRB Medication Committee Names Advisory Panel

March 08, 2012

The panel will provide insight on various health issues for the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee.... Read More


New York Revises Bute Administration Rule for Racehorses

March 01, 2012

New York is returning to a standard banning the use of Bute in horses in the 48 hours leading up to a race.... Read More


Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More


Breeders' Cup 2012: No Change in Medication Policy

February 28, 2012

Breeders' Cup Ltd. upheld a ban on race-day medications for 2-year-olds at the 2012 World Championships.... Read More


USEF, Equine Canada Add to Prohibited Drug Lists

February 27, 2012

The USEF and Equine Canada have implemented new regulations surrounding GABA and vedaprofen, respectively.... Read More


Clenbuterol Ban for New Mexico Horse Racing

February 27, 2012

Clenbuterol use was suspended for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in New Mexicoeffective April 20.... Read More


Veitch Suspension Connected to Life At Ten Incident Upheld

February 16, 2012

The Life At Ten incident ultimately led to the implementation of new veterinary practices in racing.... Read More


Drug Research Designed to Ease Detection Time Uncertainties

February 13, 2012

The research pinpointed how long it took for some commonly used therapeutic drugs to clear a horse's system.... Read More


Louisiana Horse Racing: Bute Threshold Level Change Slowed

January 28, 2012

A La., Senate committee rejected an emergency rule from the LSRC to lower the threshold to 2 micrograms/mL.... Read More


Thoroughbred Trainer Fined for Harassment of Veterinarian

January 26, 2012

The trainer allegedly harassed a veterinarian and her assistant following a drug test on a horse last March.... Read More


Kentucky Panel Approves New Racing Medication Rules

January 19, 2012

The Equine Drug Research Council gave approval to changes in disciplinary measures for medication violations.... Read More


Furosemide 'Myths' Discussed at HBPA Convention

January 16, 2012

Panelists said there is no scientific evidence supporting a ban on the use of furosemide on race day.... Read More


Salix Among National HBPA Convention Discussion Topics

January 11, 2012

Furosemide, known as Salix, will be discussed Jan. 14 during the National HBPA Medication Committee forum.... Read More


Controlling Reproductive Behavior in Performance Mares

January 05, 2012

This must be broached delicately so it is reversible and doesn't impart any detrimental effects on fertility.... Read More


Four New Medication Detection Times Announced by BHA

January 02, 2012

The British Horseracing Authority announced in late 2011 four new detection times for common medications.... Read More


AQHA Equine Health, Welfare Subcommittee Releases Statement

December 28, 2011

The Equine Health, Welfare, Integrity, and Research Subcommittee released a statement on welfare in racing.... Read More


FEI Invites Submissions for 2013 Equine Prohibited List

December 20, 2011

The FEI's new system allows external parties to submit suggestions for the 2013 Prohibited Substance List.... Read More


Model Rule on Salix Administration Adopted

December 14, 2011

New rules prohibit private veterinarians from administering furosemide (Salix) to Thoroughbreds on race day.... Read More


N.Y. Standardbred Trainers Suspended for Drug Infractions

December 02, 2011

From March 21 to April 1 28 horses tested positive for oxymetazoline--a prohibited topical nasal decongestant.... Read More


NSAIDs and Competition: The Rules are Changing

November 28, 2011

Effective Dec. 1, individuals competing in USEF-sanctioned events must be aware of new rules on NSAID useage.... Read More


Race-Day Medication Pros and Cons Debated

November 14, 2011

The meeting began with several presentations on furosemide and EIPH, the condition the medication treats.... Read More


Race-Day Drugs Focus of KHRC Meeting

November 11, 2011

The Race Day Medication Committee is debating whether therapeutic medications such as Salix should be banned.... Read More


USEF Drugs and Medication Rule Changes Effective Dec. 1

November 08, 2011

NSAID administration, the use of flunixin, and anabolic steroid classification are among the noted changes.... Read More


BHA: Changes to Grand National Could Improve Equine Welfare

November 03, 2011

Recommended changes include raising the minimum equine age allowed to run and expanded veterinary inspections.... Read More


Strong Drug Reform in Thoroughbred Racing Urged by Owner

October 31, 2011

Prominent Thoroughbred owner George Strawbridge Jr. said racing can only grow by eliminating medications.... Read More