Drug Testing

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USEF Announces Effective Date, Process for MPA Reporting

August 22, 2017

As of Sept. 1, equestrians must submit disclosure forms if their horses receive medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA).... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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ARCI Updates Model Rules, Will Review Penalty Guidelines

August 14, 2017

Some believe the recommended penalties aren't enough for egregious violations and too harsh for isolated minor offenses.... Read More

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Jockey Club's 2017 Round Table Meeting in the Books

August 14, 2017

Topics covered included the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, Thoroughbred Safety Committee recommendations, and more.... Read More

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FEI Suspends U.S. Show Jumper Paige Johnson for a Year

August 09, 2017

The FEI also announced that a Belgian show jumping horse has tested positive for a metabolite of the analgesic tramadol.... Read More

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Five IFHA Reference Laboratories Appointed

August 09, 2017

Labs in Australia, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, and the United States earned reference laboratory accreditation.... Read More

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New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs

July 30, 2017

The automatic test's short run time enables a high throughput with minimal labor requirements, researchers say.... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

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FEI Issues Decisions on Three Banned Substance Cases

July 11, 2017

The cases involve a Belgian endurance horse, a South African jumper, and a Mexican jumper.... Read More

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FEI: British Reining Horse Tests Positive for Stanozolol

July 10, 2017

Shiners Chic, ridden by Jessica Sternberg tested positive for the anabolic steroid at a CRI3* in Texas, in April.... Read More

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BHA Moving Toward Paperless System With Testing App

June 15, 2017

All post-race drug testing at the upcoming Royal Ascot meet will be recorded using a smartphone app.... Read More

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ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated

June 14, 2017

The standards were reviewed and modified at the ARCI's equine welfare and racing integrity conference in April. ... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for 2017 Belmont Stakes Entries

June 06, 2017

Policies include publishing daily vet records of all medications and treatments given to horses leading up to the race.... Read More

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NYSGC Suspends Harness Trainer for Four 'Kratom' Positives

May 31, 2017

Mitragynine, known as Kratom, has performance-enhancing and analgesic effects similar to cocaine and morphine.... Read More

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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Pan Am Conference Wraps Up With Anti-Doping Insights

May 22, 2017

The conference concluded with presentations by individuals from inside and outside the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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AQHA Executive Committee Approves Welfare Recommendations

May 18, 2017

Recommendations include adding to the forbidden drugs or substances list, creating educational efforts, and more.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Lifts Provisional Suspensions on 11 Athletes

May 11, 2017

Provisional suspensions were also lifted from three trainers and two horses.... Read More

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Supplement Contamination Caused Positive Test Results

May 09, 2017

A Cargill product, Progressive Nutrition Soothing Pink, was found to contain the banned substance ractopamine. ... Read More

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ARCI Panel Discusses How to Stop Cheating in Horse Racing

April 19, 2017

A panel believes keys include additional out-of-competition testing, investigators, and research. ... Read More

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FEI Announces Six New Prohibited Substance Cases

April 07, 2017

All cases involve the use of substances banned under the FEI's Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations.... Read More

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Security Protocols for Horses in 2017 Blue Grass Stakes

March 31, 2017

Measures cover arrival times, veterinary treatments and records, out-of-competition drug testing, and more.... Read More

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FEI Rules on 2016 Prohibited Substance Cases

March 26, 2017

An endurance rider received a 30-month suspension while a para-equestrian's provisional suspension was lifted.... Read More

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USEF to Host Workshop on Depo-Provera Use in Show Horses

February 17, 2017

Some veterinarians use this synthetic progestin in an attempt to suppress estrus and related behaviors in mares. ... Read More