gene doping

Dr. Natasha Hamilton Named Chairman Of IFHA’s Gene Doping Contol Subcommittee

Following a meeting of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Executive Council on 8 October 2019, Louis Romanet, Chairman of the Federation, announced, effective from that date, the appointment of a new Chairman of the Gene Doping Control Subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices. Dr. Natasha Hamilton, the Director […]

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New Bolton Developing Biological Passports, With Help From Pennsylvania Breeders

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: Rows of vials in a laboratory freezer, each containing detailed biological maps of what’s going on inside the bodies of dozens of horses at specific moments in time. The frozen blood samples might one day hold the keys to making racing clean and drug-free, predicting […]

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Finding For Cannabidiol Sparks New Rules In Kentucky; THC Also Given Classification By Commission

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission set penalty classifications this week for three new substances after a post-race drug test this fall resulted in a finding for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a constituent of cannabis and industrial hemp plants and the active ingredient in CBD oil. The commission voted unanimously to classify the substance as a Class […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders Fund ‘Revolutionary Research’ To Detect Gene Doping

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association presented a check for $300,000 to the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory Friday, allowing researchers there to embark on “revolutionary research to detect gene doping,” according to officials at UPenn. Gene doping has been a hot topic among integrity watchdogs in the human athletics world for […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders Give $300,000 To Fund Gene Doping Research At UPenn

As part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining integrity in the horse racing industry, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) has donated $300,000 to Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory to fund revolutionary research to detect gene doping in equine athletes. Gene doping involves the transfer or modification of genes or genetically modified […]

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