Drug Testing

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Ohio Horsemen to Pay More for Racehorse Drug Testing

June 28, 2013

Ohio horsemen will pay more to offset the cost of equine drug testing under a resolution adopted June 27. ... Read More

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RMTC Accredits First Two Laboratories

June 15, 2013

The RMTC accredited the University of California, Davis, Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science.... Read More

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Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More

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Kentucky Protocol Would Target Emerging Drugs

June 13, 2013

The measures would allow the state to take action quickly when faced with emerging illegal substances. ... Read More

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Progress Cited on Racehorse Medication Penalty System

June 07, 2013

Plans to implement a points-driven penalty system for equine medication violations are moving forward. ... Read More

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Progress of Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy Noted

June 06, 2013

Survey results show the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing nationwide.... Read More

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Another British Racehorse Trainer to Face Steroid Charges

June 04, 2013

Gerard Butler will be charged for using the drug Sungate, which contains the anabolic steroid stanozolol. ... Read More

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USEF to Webcast June 3 Town Hall Meeting

June 03, 2013

The USEF will host a town hall meeting on horse welfare, which will be broadcast live online on June 3. ... Read More

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Keeneland Re-accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

May 29, 2013

Officials recognized Keeneland for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More

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TOC Commits to Uniform Racehorse Medication Program

May 24, 2013

TOC has committed to implement the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program beginning in January 2014.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses

May 22, 2013

Security measures include the submission and publication of veterinary records for Belmont Stakes horses. ... Read More

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New Federal Racehorse Drug Legislation Introduced

May 20, 2013

The new legislation would regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that can be used in racing. ... Read More

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Still No Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules in Triple Crown

May 17, 2013

While horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, inconsistencies remain.... Read More

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Clean Test Results for Ky. Derby, Oaks Starters

May 08, 2013

The KHRC says all samples from Derby and Oaks horses were cleared with no irregularities found.... Read More

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Texas A&M Drug Testing Lab to Seek A2LA Accreditation

May 08, 2013

The accreditation is designed to meet Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines.... Read More

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Call Issued for Major Changes in Racehorse Drug Policy

May 03, 2013

One attorney discussed how federal intervention could help resolve racehorse medication issues.... Read More

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Feds Seeking Racehorse Drug Regulation

May 01, 2013

Members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation that would regulate medication use in racehorses.... Read More

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Godolphin Trainer's Steroid Use Called 'Deliberate Flouting'

May 01, 2013

The BHA called trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's anabolic steroid use a "deliberate flouting" of racing rules. ... Read More

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Second British Racehorse Trainer Admits to Steroid Use

April 29, 2013

Britain's steroid scandal continued April 29 when a Newmarket trainer admitted to using steroids on horses.... Read More

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HKJC Official Urges Worldwide Steroid Ban

April 29, 2013

One official urged racing authorities to consider banning the use of anabolic steroids for horses in training.... Read More

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Godolphin Trainer Gets 8-year Suspension

April 25, 2013

Mahmood Al Zarooni was suspended after horses in his care tested positive for anabolic steroids. ... Read More

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Godolphin Racehorses Test Positive for Steroids

April 22, 2013

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has admitted to administering anabolic steroids to 11 horses. ... Read More

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USEF Town Hall Meetings Focus on Horse Medications, Welfare

April 06, 2013

Attendees of the first meeting discussed issues relating to performance horse medications and treatments.... Read More

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Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

April 04, 2013

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma.... Read More

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RCI Approves Uniform Racing Medication Rules

April 03, 2013

RCI approved a schedule that could set the stage for uniform racing medication rules in the United States.... Read More