medication thresholds

Uniformity In Penalties And Drug Thresholds? RCI And Pennsylvania Regulators Have Some Explaining To Do

To: Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI): I read with great interest your testimony before Congress last month in the hearing regarding the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. In your remarks, you defended our current system of medication regulation in the United States and stated there is “total uniformity in […]

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Editorial: Research Stands Behind RMTC Thresholds

In a recent letter to the editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association executive director Marty Maline suggested that the scientific evidence behind 19 of the 26 thresholds suggested by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is lacking. This week, Dr. Dionne Benson, executive director of the RMTC took to the paper […]

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KY: New Medication Guidelines to Go Into Effect June 6

Changes to regulatory thresholds and withdrawal guidelines for 24 regulated therapeutic medications are set to begin June 6 in Kentucky. Existing Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) withdrawal guidance for therapeutic medications other than the 24 addressed in the regulation will remain unchanged. The KHRC submitted the new regulations for review and comment earlier this year […]

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NY: Gaming Commission Gives Preliminary Approval to Standard Drug Thresholds

In a meeting held Nov. 4, the New York Gaming Commission gave its preliminary approval for new threshold levels for two dozen equine drugs, as well as rules that will regulate shock-wave therapy on racehorses. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the commission has set precise levels for the drugs; any amount recorded above […]

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