biological passport

Equine Biological Passports: Years Away, But Receiving Industry Support

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC) unanimously voted this week to allocate $15,000 to funding ongoing research into biological passport. Although the technology is at least a couple of years from implementation, Dr. Scott Stanley of the University of California-Davis said the passports could solve several problems in drug testing. Regulators face particular challenges […]

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Equine Blood Passports: A Useful Tool, But A Long Way Off

As mainstream media continues in its critique of welfare and safety in the horse racing industry, one of the areas regulators still struggle with is the detection of trainers and veterinarians attempting to cheat with therapeutic or performance-enhancing medication. We’ve already covered the differences in post-race drug testing methods from state to state, which is […]

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Voss: Eight Things I Learned At This Year’s RCI Convention

The Association of Racing Commissioners International held its annual convention March 22-25 in New Orleans with a packed agenda. Racing officials from several countries, as well as testing laboratory officials and other industry organizers met to discuss model rules, medication policy, pari-mutuel wagering, and injury tracking. We’ll continue covering the goings-on at the convention with […]

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