Drug Testing


RMTC Approves Medication Thresholds, Withdrawal Times

November 16, 2012

The six medications were identified by the AAEP as having therapeutic purposes.... Read More

Dressage horse Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated from team competition because judges noticed blood in his saliva. The spot where he bit his tongue during his test is shown here.


Welfare Group: FEI 'On the Right Track' in Addressing Welfare Issues

November 09, 2012

A World Horse Welfare representative spoke on the topic at the 2012 FEI General Assembly, held Thursday.... Read More


Breeders' Cup: All Equine Drug Tests Negative

November 06, 2012

Samples were screened for more than 45 anabolic steroids and hundreds of other prohibited drugs.... Read More


Thoroughbred Trainers Criticize Breeders' Cup Salix Ban

November 02, 2012

Furosemide has been banned from this year's Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More


Thoroughbred Trainer Pletcher Not Worried about Salix Ban

October 25, 2012

All Pletcher's 2-year-olds have raced on Salix in all of their starts.... Read More


AQHA Suspends Racing Trainers Following Drug Violations

October 22, 2012

The trainers were recently involved in medication violations in Louisiana and New Mexico. ... Read More


Racehorse Trainer Panel Discusses Controversial Medications

October 17, 2012

Furosemide, clenbuterol, and owner education were among the topics discussed during the Welfare Summit.... Read More


N.Y. Racing Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

October 12, 2012

Officials imposed the first round of rules intended to make it safer for racehorses on Oct. 11.... Read More


N.Y. to Act on Racehorse Health, Safety Task Force Findings

October 11, 2012

Officials will implement new rules recommended by a task force report to improve equine safety.... Read More


IFHA Applauds Jockey Club Medication Reform Efforts

October 10, 2012

Chairman Louis Romanet applauded The Jockey Club's efforts to prohibit race-day medication in U.S. racing.... Read More


Salix Accidentally Administered to Horse before Race

October 08, 2012

A Kentucky state veterinarian accidentally administered furosemide to a racehorse at Keeneland on Oct. 5.... Read More


Keeneland Hosts 2012 Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

October 03, 2012

The fourth edition of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held Oct. 16-17.... Read More


2013 FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List Effective Jan. 1

October 02, 2012

The changes being implemented Jan. 1 include the addition of five new substances and other amendments.... Read More


Report: Deficiencies Had Role in N.Y. Racehorse Deaths

September 28, 2012

A spate of fatal breakdowns was primarily the result of structural deficiencies in rules and regulations.... Read More


Commentary: Following Up on the Salix-Free Racing Pledge

September 20, 2012

Trainers managing Salix-free horses noted that none of them have shown signs of bleeding after races so far.... Read More


W.Va. Horse Racing Officials Begin Examining Salix

September 18, 2012

A meeting served as a information-gathering session in light of ongoing discussion about furosemide use.... Read More


Arlington Park 'Super Testing' Leads to Positives

September 11, 2012

Twenty-six prednisone positives were identified during "super testing" earlier this year.... Read More


Long-term Clenbuterol Use in Horses Studied

September 05, 2012

While the drug initially reduced airway sensitivity, long-term use seems to result in reduced effectiveness.... Read More


New Mexico Track to Enforce Strict Drug Guidelines

September 04, 2012

Ruidoso Downs chairman says serious drug offenders will be banned from the track's property starting in 2013.... Read More


CHRB Panel Recommends Equine Medication Rule Changes

September 01, 2012

The organization endorsed a proposal to have Salix administered by certain veterinarians only.... Read More


Governor Implements New Ky. Race-Day Drug Regulations

August 31, 2012

Gov. Steve Beshear implemented regulations reforming some aspects of the state's equine medication policy.... Read More


Race-Day Medication Rules Discussed in Ky., W.Va

August 30, 2012

Race-day medication discussions are taking place in both Kentucky and West Virginia.... Read More


Committee Says New Ky. Race-Day Drug Rules 'Deficient'

August 28, 2012

The rules are scheduled to take effect Sept. 4, just before the start of Turfway Park's meet.... Read More


Kentucky Race-Day Drug Rules Will Change Sept. 4

August 23, 2012

Furosemide will be the only medication permitted on race day in Kentucky effective Sept. 4.... Read More


AQHA Teams with Jockey Club to Address Medications in Racing

August 22, 2012

The AQHA announced Aug. 12 its endorsement of The Jockey Club's proposed Reformed Racing Medication Rules.... Read More