Drug Testing

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BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

August 08, 2013

The BHA concluded its investigation into "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains an anabolic steroid. ... Read More

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RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More

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RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More

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Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

July 22, 2013

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a "rapid response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Multiple Violation Penalty Model Rule

July 19, 2013

The model rule represents a plan to provide appropriate penalties for violations of medication regulations.... Read More

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What's in Your Horse's Urine Sample?

July 18, 2013

Do you know for sure that your horse would pass a random horse show drug test? ... Read More

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Foreman: Racehorse Drug Model Rule a 'Living Document'

July 16, 2013

The regulations are a "living document" that likely will be adjusted based on industry needs, one group says.... Read More

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Scientists Question Clenbuterol Regulations for Racehorses

July 15, 2013

Some veterinarians expressed concerns over the proposed clenbuterol withdrawal time and testing levels.... Read More

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Stiff Penalties Tied to Drugs 'Purple Pain,' 'TB-500'

July 03, 2013

The drugs, only available through compounding pharmacies, will be high-level violations if used in racing.... Read More

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Ohio Horsemen to Pay More for Racehorse Drug Testing

June 28, 2013

Ohio horsemen will pay more to offset the cost of equine drug testing under a resolution adopted June 27. ... Read More

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RMTC Accredits First Two Laboratories

June 15, 2013

The RMTC accredited the University of California, Davis, Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science.... Read More

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Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More

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Kentucky Protocol Would Target Emerging Drugs

June 13, 2013

The measures would allow the state to take action quickly when faced with emerging illegal substances. ... Read More

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Progress Cited on Racehorse Medication Penalty System

June 07, 2013

Plans to implement a points-driven penalty system for equine medication violations are moving forward. ... Read More

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Progress of Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy Noted

June 06, 2013

Survey results show the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing nationwide.... Read More

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Another British Racehorse Trainer to Face Steroid Charges

June 04, 2013

Gerard Butler will be charged for using the drug Sungate, which contains the anabolic steroid stanozolol. ... Read More

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USEF to Webcast June 3 Town Hall Meeting

June 03, 2013

The USEF will host a town hall meeting on horse welfare, which will be broadcast live online on June 3. ... Read More

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Keeneland Re-accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

May 29, 2013

Officials recognized Keeneland for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health.... Read More

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TOC Commits to Uniform Racehorse Medication Program

May 24, 2013

TOC has committed to implement the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program beginning in January 2014.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses

May 22, 2013

Security measures include the submission and publication of veterinary records for Belmont Stakes horses. ... Read More

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New Federal Racehorse Drug Legislation Introduced

May 20, 2013

The new legislation would regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that can be used in racing. ... Read More

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Still No Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules in Triple Crown

May 17, 2013

While horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, inconsistencies remain.... Read More

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Clean Test Results for Ky. Derby, Oaks Starters

May 08, 2013

The KHRC says all samples from Derby and Oaks horses were cleared with no irregularities found.... Read More

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Texas A&M Drug Testing Lab to Seek A2LA Accreditation

May 08, 2013

The accreditation is designed to meet Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines.... Read More