Racing Medication & Testing Consortium

Kentucky One Step Closer To Uniform Medication Rules With Council Vote

Kentucky regulators came a step closer to bringing the state’s regulations in line with the National Uniform Medication Program (NUMP) on Tuesday afternoon when the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted to approve drug classifications, penalty schedules, withdrawal guidelines and thresholds set out by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. Kentucky has been partially in line […]

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Avoiding Unethical Behavior In Veterinary Medicine

One of the more popular topics during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) conference this past December 3-7 in Orlando, Florida was that of ethics and ethical behavior in equine veterinary medicine. As such, it was also the topic of the keynote address given by Chuck Gallagher on ethical decisions faced by veterinarians in the […]

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RMTC Board Approves Interim Accreditation Of Illinois Lab, Issues Testing Recommendations

The RMTC board granted Interim Accreditation to the University of Illinois at Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory at its February 6 meeting at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. The laboratory is on track to become the ninth to receive full RMTC Laboratory Accreditation since 2013. The University of Illinois-Chicago laboratory performs testing of Thoroughbred and […]

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CHRB Faces Another Delay In Third-Party Furosemide Administration

Efforts by the California Horse Racing Board to begin third-party administration of the anti-bleeder medication furosemide (Salix, formerly Lasix) – initiated in 2012 – suffered another setback last week when the state of California’s Office of Administrative Law disapproved an amendment to sections 1433 and 1845 of Title 4 the California Code of Regulations because […]

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RMTC, NTRA Release New Test Barn, Chain Of Custody Procedures

The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today released a new set of test barn and chain of custody recommendations designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks. The living document is a joint initiative of the RMTC and the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance and […]

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