drug testing contamination

View From The Eighth Pole: Regulatory Fairness Left At Starting Gate In Minnesota

In her written decision recommending dismissal of any sanctions against the owner and trainer of a horse testing positive for minuscule levels of methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said New Jersey Racing Commission steward Stephen Pagano testified in the case that he had never heard of a meth […]

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When Is Tough Drug Testing Too Tough? Trainers, Scientists Voice Concern About Contamination

As post-race drug testing technology continues to improve, some veterinarians and scientists¬†have begun to wonder: at what point do tests catch “pharmacologically irrelevant” amounts of a foreign substance? In a recent article for¬†Trainer magazine, writer Denise Steffanus notes some drugs are known to live in the environment for a longer period than others, and receiving […]

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