September 25, 2008
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced a deadline of Monday, Dec. 1, for nominations for its prestigious World Leadership in Animal Health Award.
The unrestricted award of $100,000 is given annually to a... Read More
September 22, 2008
Today the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal has issued its decision in the positive medication case involving the horse Mythilus ridden by Courtney King-Dye, and representing the U.S. Dressage Team at the 2008 Olympic Games in... Read More
September 20, 2008
Thoroughbred trainer Larry Jones has appealed a seven-day suspension and $500 fine levied by the stewards at Delaware Park in connection with the highly-publicized case in which the horse Stones River tested positive for the prohibited substance... Read More
September 17, 2008
The Maryland Racing Commission has approved a ban on anabolic steroids for racehorses, following the lead of other racing states including Kentucky, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The issue of steroids in horse racing saw increased... Read More
September 13, 2008
Funding is being sought by horse racing officials to start an equine drug testing laboratory at New Mexico State University.
They've been lobbying state legislators, but NMSU officials say they're concerned about the cost of operating... Read More
September 11, 2008
During the first two sessions of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale the Central Kentucky auction company reported 20 requests for testing for exogenous anabolic steroids.
There were six requests during the opening session Sept. 8 an... Read More
September 08, 2008
Hearings before the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, this weekend in the Olympic cases of Bernardo Alves of Brazil and the horse Chupa Chup; Denis Lynch of Ireland and the horse Lantinus; and Courtney... Read More
September 06, 2008
Testing for anabolic steroids in racehorses in Kentucky will begin with the start of the Keeneland fall meet under emergency regulations signed by Gov. Steve Beshear Sept. 5.
The regulations, approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in... Read More
September 05, 2008
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received confirmation that the second ("B") sample collected from the horse Rufus, ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games, has yielded a positive test result for the banned... Read More
September 02, 2008
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received notification of an additional doping/medication case at the 2008 Olympic Games. A test carried out on Rufus, mount of Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil, following the individual show jumping final... Read More
August 28, 2008
Following a routine drug test on August 19 at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, Mythilus, a U.S. dressage horse, ridden by Courtney King-Dye, was found to have tested positive for Felbinac. Felbinac is considered a class A prohibited substance b... Read More
August 27, 2008
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received confirmation that the four 'B' samples in the cases involving the presence of the banned substance capsaicin have all... Read More
August 25, 2008
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Aug. 25 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses, and the rules could be in place the first week of September should Gov. Steve Beshear sign an emergency regulation as expected.... Read More
August 23, 2008
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) released the following information in regard to the four horses that tested positive to prohibited medications at the 2008 Olympic Games.
"Below are some clarifications on the procedure that... Read More
August 22, 2008
The California Horse Racing Board announced it is stepping up enforcement of its medication rules with increased pre-race and out-of-competition testing and by prohibiting horses from running for 30 days after they've been administered anabolic... Read More
August 21, 2008
It's stormy here in Hong Kong, and not just because of impending Typhoon Nuri, which threatened to disrupt the individual jumping final, but looks as if it will hold off for most if not all of the Aug. 21 evening competition.
August 21, 2008
Join Scott Stanley, DVM, PhD, a University of California, Davis associate professor of veterinary medicine, for this week's edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" at Read More
August 20, 2008
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), took time out of her busy Olympic schedule to visit the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Racing Laboratory Aug. 16.
Terence Wan, PhD, EurChem, CSci, CChem,... Read More
August 18, 2008
Calls to action aren't new to The Jockey Club Round Table conference, but at this year's meeting Aug. 17 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., there appeared to be a sense of urgency. Public perception and the threat of federal intervention have a way of... Read More
August 16, 2008
Kentucky racing officials have pushed forward a steroid ban for racehorses they're calling the toughest in the country.
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council approved a measure Thursday that would hit trainers with severe penalties--up... Read More
August 05, 2008
German researcher Patricia Anielski is raising the bar when it comes to drug testing in horses. Anabolic steroids such as testosterone propionate can be detected in hair samples to identify current and even previous abuse of the substance.... Read More
August 03, 2008
Trainers of horses that test positive for anabolic steroids at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park (Oct. 24-25) will face a one-year suspension from the event, and trainers who violate steroid regulations three times... Read More
July 28, 2008
The Hong Kong Jockey Club's racing laboratory will be offering post-arrival elective testing for all horses coming to Hong Kong for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events at the request of the Fédération Equestre International... Read More
July 24, 2008
Effective Aug. 1, the California Horse Racing Board will strictly enforce all regulations concerning anabolic steroids and will no longer issue "unofficial notices" when the test samples reveal unauthorized levels of anabolic steroids. There has... Read More
July 17, 2008
A subcommittee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has unanimously recommended that anabolic steroids be banned in horse racing in the state.
"The use of anabolic androgenic steroids shall be banned in horses competing in pari-mutuel... Read More
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