Drug Testing

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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

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Call Issued for Major Changes in Racehorse Drug Policy

May 03, 2013

One attorney discussed how federal intervention could help resolve racehorse medication issues.... Read More

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Feds Seeking Racehorse Drug Regulation

May 01, 2013

Members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation that would regulate medication use in racehorses.... Read More

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Godolphin Trainer's Steroid Use Called 'Deliberate Flouting'

May 01, 2013

The BHA called trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's anabolic steroid use a "deliberate flouting" of racing rules. ... Read More

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Second British Racehorse Trainer Admits to Steroid Use

April 29, 2013

Britain's steroid scandal continued April 29 when a Newmarket trainer admitted to using steroids on horses.... Read More

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HKJC Official Urges Worldwide Steroid Ban

April 29, 2013

One official urged racing authorities to consider banning the use of anabolic steroids for horses in training.... Read More

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Godolphin Trainer Gets 8-year Suspension

April 25, 2013

Mahmood Al Zarooni was suspended after horses in his care tested positive for anabolic steroids. ... Read More

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Godolphin Racehorses Test Positive for Steroids

April 22, 2013

Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni has admitted to administering anabolic steroids to 11 horses. ... Read More

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USEF Town Hall Meetings Focus on Horse Medications, Welfare

April 06, 2013

Attendees of the first meeting discussed issues relating to performance horse medications and treatments.... Read More

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Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

April 04, 2013

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma.... Read More

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RCI Approves Uniform Racing Medication Rules

April 03, 2013

RCI approved a schedule that could set the stage for uniform racing medication rules in the United States.... Read More

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Oral vs. IV Bute Administration and Drug Testing (AAEP 2012)

March 29, 2013

Researchers evaluated if half-doses of Bute resulted in different plasma concentrations than full doses.... Read More

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Positive Zilpaterol Tests Cleared, Feed Contamination Cited

March 27, 2013

The California Horse Racing Board, citing feed contamination, dismissed 48 positive tests for zilpaterol. ... Read More

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Blood Collection Tube Size and CO2 Concentration (AAEP 2012)

March 23, 2013

Researchers evaluated how blood collection tube size impacts total plasma carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations.... Read More

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Trainer of Ky. Derby Hopeful Suspended for Drug Violations

March 14, 2013

Rudy Rodriguez was suspended and fined after flunixin was found in his horses at two races last year.... Read More

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Owners Consider Suit Against Breeders' Cup on Salix

March 14, 2013

Prominent owners threatened legal action if Breeders' Cup prohibits race-day Salix at its world championships.... Read More

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Lecture on Equine Drug Research, Testing Scheduled

March 06, 2013

The lecture will illustrate advances in drug surveillance capabilities and discuss existing challenges.... Read More

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Laboratory Advances Improve Equine Doping Testing

February 27, 2013

Metabolomics and transcriptomics can provide a sort of "history" of drugs that have been in a horse's body.... Read More

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W.Va. Issues Support for Uniform Racehorse Medication Plan

February 26, 2013

The resolution furthers an effort to implement uniform racehorse medication, penalty, and testing rules.... Read More

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Dressage Rider Facing Possible Sanctions for Prohibited Substances

February 26, 2013

Isabell Werth is also contending with public fire over schooling a horse in hyperflexion.... Read More

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National HBPA to Breeders' Cup: Keep Salix

February 25, 2013

The organization voted to endorse the use of race-day furosemide during this year's Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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RCI Conference to Examine Drug Penalties

February 20, 2013

A tentative agenda includes consideration of new drug penalty structures and more. ... Read More