Drug Testing

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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

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Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

November 02, 2014

The backlog of samples accrued over the past several months at LGC Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup to Employ National Medication Reforms

October 31, 2014

The world championships will be held for the first time under the National Uniform Medication Program's reforms.... Read More

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Drug Tests Help Protect Integrity of California Horse Racing

October 31, 2014

The staff at UC Davis' drug testing lab runs about 70,000 samples a year looking for evidence of prohibited drugs.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Modifies Convicted Trainer Rule

October 27, 2014

Starting in 2015, convicted trainers won't be able to transfer horses to assistant trainers for Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

October 27, 2014

Lab officials blame delays on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of suspicious results compared with 2013. ... Read More

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TVMDL Drug Testing Lab receives Certification

October 24, 2014

The lab earned Competition Animal Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program certification.... Read More

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Racing's Slow Regulatory Process

October 22, 2014

A trainer received sanctions for a June 2013 drug violation in October. A Blood-Horse writer takes a look.... Read More