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Medication, Breeding Discussed At WTC

June 14, 2013:

On Friday, June 14 in France, the next-to-last session of the 2013 World Trotting Conference featured roundtable discussions regarding medication, animal health, genetics and breeding, and featured some of Europe and the world’s top researchers and regulators....read on

RCI: Attorneys Support Enhanced Penalties For Multiple Infractions

June 10, 2013:

The Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Regulatory Attorneys Committee has advanced a proposal to enhance penalties for trainers with multiple drug violations similar to the approach taken by the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines that imposes an additional penalty to an underlying violation based on multiple offences....read on

RCI: Progress On Medication Reform

June 5, 2013:

The president of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) said today that a survey of U.S. racing regulatory jurisdictions shows that the adoption of RCI’s uniform medication policy for racing is advancing in every region of the country....read on

Avoiding Inadvertent Positive Tests

May 31, 2013:

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is reminding licencees to be vigilant when medicating horses....read on

Uniform Drug Testing Policy Approved

April 2, 2013:

"For years we have talked about uniformity but today is the first day that we can say there is agreement as to what constitutes a violation."...read on

RMTC Adopts Therapeutic Medication Withdrawal Times, Addresses Stacking

March 21, 2013:

At its March 19 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors adopted recommendations for thresholds and withdrawal times for four therapeutic medications identified by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI). The recommendations were for procaine penicillin, lidocaine, detomidine and xylazine....read on

Drug Testing Solidarity Displayed

March 12, 2013:

In a bold move towards the uniform regulation of medication and drug testing in North American racing, the regulators of eight states in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast United States have committed to implement a uniform medication and drug testing program. The agreement, spearheaded by the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (THA), represents the most dramatic change in medication regulation and testing in the last 50 years and could pave the way for national uniformity....read on

Regulators Meet On Medication Rules

March 4, 2013:

Regulators from 24 North American racing jurisdictions met today via conference call to discuss new Model Medication Rules set to be adopted by Racing Commissioners International (RCI)....read on

Notice To Industry On Firocoxib

February 1, 2013:

On Friday the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a new guideline for the withdrawal time of anti-inflammatory medication firocoxib....read on

CPMA Notice Re: RCI Medication Rules

December 19, 2012:

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) issued the following memorandum to the Provincial Regulatory Bodies on Wednesday regarding the Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Medication Rules....read on

Modifications To Medication Rules

December 17, 2012:

The Board of Directors of Racing Commissions International (RCI) has voted to move forward with a major revision of the association’s model medication rules for horse racing....read on

NY Harness Breeders Support Concept

October 22, 2012:

A meeting of the Harness Horse Breeders Board of Directors was held on August 25, 2012. The board members reaffirmed their commitment to the well being of the sport with medication testing in the NY Sire Stakes events....read on

Counterfeit Product Warning Issued

September 24, 2012:

According to Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., one of its equine products – HIPPIRONTM 1000 - has been counterfeited, and was discovered being sold via an Internet website....read on

Hambletonian Society Adds Director, Endorses Gural's Initiatives

August 10, 2012:

At the Annual Meeting of The Hambletonian Society held Aug. 3, the board of directors voted to strongly endorse track owner Jeff Gural's initiatives on whipping restrictions and uniform medication rules, elected a new director and opened Hambletonian No. 90, the stake for foals of 2012....read on

No Punches Pulled In U.S. Senate Hearing

July 13, 2012:

On Thursday, July 12, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a lengthy hearing entitled 'Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing.'...read on


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