Drug Testing

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Florida Senate to Discuss Uniform Racehorse Medication Bill

February 15, 2015

Legislation governing equine medication policy is scheduled to be heard Feb. 18.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

February 13, 2015

The sales company will begin implementing guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications this spring.... Read More

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RCI: Same Mission, New Approach on Medication

February 10, 2015

The RCI intends to take the lead role in gathering the information needed to set racehorse medication policies.... Read More

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RCI Has New Take on Out-of-Competition Tests

February 09, 2015

A new approach could not only target blood- and gene-doping, but also help identify horses at risk of injury.... Read More

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Stewards: Australian Yearling Not Positive for Steroids

February 06, 2015

The colt's bloodwork showed the presence of altrenogest, a product typically used to regulate mares' estrous cycles.... Read More

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British Racehorse Steroid Policy Has U.S. Ramifications

February 04, 2015

The policy says racehorses must not be given anabolic steroids. Positive tests will result in a 12-month training ban.... Read More

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Maryland Thoroughbred Trainers Cited for Compounded Drug Use

February 02, 2015

Three trainers received suspensions and fines in conjunction with positive stanozolol tests.... Read More

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Ohio Begins Examining Racehorse Medication Rules

January 30, 2015

Officials will hear from groups involved in an effort to have all racing jurisdictions adopt uniform drug policies.... Read More

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Racehorse Health, Welfare Covered at New York Meeting

January 27, 2015

Officials also said they'd completed their investigation into horse mistreatment allegations surrounding Steve Asmussen.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

January 26, 2015

Discussion topics will include expanded lab capabilities, emerging integrity threats, combating doping, and more.... Read More

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Indiana Report Says Positive Cobalt Tests Down

January 14, 2015

Of the 879 samples tested through Nov. 15, nine (1%) came back over the 25 parts-per-billion threshold level.... Read More

A compounded drug is one produced when the required flavor, dosage, or formulation is otherwise not available as an FDA-approved drug.

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RCI Rules to Target Illegal Drug Compounding

January 06, 2015

The group wants to ensure agencies can sanction licensees who violate restrictions on illegally compounded drugs.... Read More

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Diagnostic Sample Submission Guidelines

January 02, 2015

A laboratory test is only as good as the sample submitted. Find out how veterinarians submit samples.... Read More

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New York to Adopt ARCI Rules on Multiple Violations

December 26, 2014

Regulators have preliminarily adopted a new system of minimum penalties for multiple equine drug violations.... Read More

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New Rules Lead to Spike in Positive Drug Tests in Indiana

December 18, 2014

The adoption of new model rules on medication use in racehorses has led to an increase in positive tests in Indiana.... Read More

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RCI Request Would Change RMTC's Current Role

December 17, 2014

The RCI has asked the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) to merge into a new RCI scientific advisory board.... Read More

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RCI Uniform Classification Guidelines Updated

December 17, 2014

The organization updated entries on ketoprofen, alclofenac, firocoxib, aminorex, and more.... Read More

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RMTC Cites Progress in Medication Reform Plan

December 11, 2014

More jurisdictions are operating or will soon be operating under all or part of the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Sweeping New Racehorse Drug Rules Approved in New York

November 24, 2014

The agency says the rules are intended to protect the integrity of New York's wagering system and racehorses' health.... Read More

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Indiana Reports Multiple Racehorse Medication Sanctions

November 24, 2014

The racing commission announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication-related violations.... Read More

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Lab Expects Kentucky Test Delays to End Soon

November 15, 2014

Lab officials blamed delays on a spike in the number of samples that required follow-up testing after initial analysis.... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Moves Toward Uniformity

November 14, 2014

The council will adopt several changes that would move Kentucky toward National Uniform Medication Program policies.... Read More

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Kentucky Lawmakers Get Cobalt Update

November 14, 2014

Kentucky has been part of ongoing research and testing involving high levels of cobalt salts.... Read More

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CHRB: Testing Samples for Breeders' Cup Clear

November 04, 2014

Samples were tested at the University of California, Davis', Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.... Read More