Drug Testing

Article

Horse Racing Medication Regulations Reviewed

February 18, 2014

Medication regulations for racehorses are changing. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

Article

Truesdail Labs to Handle Maryland Racehorse Drug Tests

February 13, 2014

Truesdail will analyze all urine and blood specimens taken from horses competing at Maryland races.... Read More

Article

What's in a Test?

February 10, 2014

Diagnostic testing is rarely a one-size-fits-all proposition. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

Article

When Is Medication Uniformity Not Really Uniformity?

February 03, 2014

Stakeholders are learning how difficult it can be to achieve uniformity, even with basic regulations.... Read More

Article

Mid-Atlantic States Move Forward With Racehorse Drug Reform

January 31, 2014

Industry stakeholders met Jan. 30 for an update on adoption of uniform medication and drug testing rules.... Read More

Article

Racehorse Drug Policies Questioned at HBPA Convention

January 27, 2014

Some attendees suggested questionable studies might be the basis for some medication policies.... Read More

Article

Racehorse Drug Penalty System Next Up in West Virginia

January 22, 2014

Officials will soon consider a penalty system for drug violations that dovetails with uniform model rules.... Read More

Article

Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

January 16, 2014

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. ... Read More

Article

The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More

Article

Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More

Article

Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

Article

Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

Article

Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More

Article

Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

Article

British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More

Article

Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

Article

RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

December 04, 2013

The RMTC found no physiologic difference in racing breeds to justify changing its regulatory thresholds.... Read More

Article

Pain Management for Horses with Laminitis: Where Are We Now?

December 02, 2013

There's still no one-size-fits-all formula to managing laminitic horses' pain. ... Read More

Article

BHA Tightens Rules on Prohibited Substances

November 28, 2013

Trainers can be charged if their horses receive some prohibited substances, even without a positive sample. ... Read More

Article

Reserpine Found in Clifton Promise's B Sample

November 27, 2013

Analysis of a second blood from Clifton Promise has confirmed the presence of reserpine, a banned substance. ... Read More

Article

Changes to USEF, FEI Medication Rules for 2014

November 27, 2013

Here's what you need to know about changes to the USEF and FEI drug and medication rules. ... Read More

Article

Wong Joins TVMDL Drug Testing Laboratory

November 25, 2013

Before joining TVMDL, Dr. Colton Wong worked in the Hong Kong Jockey Club racing laboratory. ... Read More

Article

California Passes National Racehorse Medication Reforms

November 24, 2013

California is the 10th state to formally agree to adoption of the national controlled medication schedule.... Read More

Article

House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

November 22, 2013

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety.... Read More

Article

CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

November 22, 2013

The report concluded the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's barn had no single, identifiable cause.... Read More