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Ohio Racing Commission Adopts Therapeutic Medication Thresholds

The Ohio State Racing Commission adopted therapeutic medication thresholds at its September 23 meeting. The thresholds become effective January 1, 2020. The resolution was presented by Commissioner Beth Hansen, chairperson of the Commission’s Medication Committee. The Medication Committee met on three previous occasions to review and discuss existing Commission therapeutic medication thresholds, the Racing Medication […]

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Scopolamine: More Information About The Drug In Justify’s Post-Race Test

The following informational bulletin was released by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium after news broke late Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after the Santa Anita Derby.  Scopolamine (also known as hyoscine) is conventionally used in human medicine for the prevention of motion sickness. It is available by […]

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RMTC Approves Model Rules For Bisphosphonates Regulation

At its August 19 meeting at Del Mar Turf Club in Del Mar, California, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board approved a model rule for the regulation of bisphosphonates as well as further regulations and stacking prohibitions for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and intra-articular (IA) injections. The proposed Model Rule for the regulation […]

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Ed Martin On RCI: ‘We Strive To Do What Is Right, By The Horse, By The Public, By The Sport’

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Ed Martin, president and CEO of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), in response to a commentary by former regulator Joe Gorajec concerning a decision made last month by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to withdraw its membership in the RCI. I think it helpful to […]

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Dr. Mary Scollay New Executive Director, COO Of Racing Medication And Testing Consortium

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has hired Dr. Mary Scollay as its next executive director and chief operating officer. In her new role, which she assumes August 5, Dr. Scollay will be charged with the advancement of world-class laboratory drug testing standards, promotion of RMTC-recommended rules and penalties for prohibited substances and therapeutic […]

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AAEP Foundation, RMTC, Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Issue Call For Bisphosphonate Research Proposals

Three organizations dedicated to the improvement of horse health today announced a call for research proposals to investigate bisphosphonate administration in racehorses and in young racing prospects intended for sale at public auction. The initiative by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners […]

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Help Wanted: RMTC Puts Out Call For Next Executive Director/COO

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is actively seeking applications for the position of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, based in its Lexington, Ky., office. The job will require a multifaceted individual to provide administrative oversight of large-scale drug research projects, implementation of world class laboratory drug testing standards, and the development of […]

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‘Unparalleled Reputation’: Benson Appointed Chief Veterinary Officer For Stronach

The Stronach Group has announced that well-respected equine veterinarian Dr. Dionne Benson has been appointed as the Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group. For the past seven years, Dr. Benson has been the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the internationally-renowned Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) in Lexington, KY. “We are thrilled […]

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RMTC Funds University Of Florida Project To Study Potential Drug Misuse In Racehorses

Veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will be collaborating with the UF Racing Laboratory to investigate a local anesthetic with the potential for misuse in racehorses, thanks to funding from a national racing group. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced funding for two new tactical research projects, including UF’s, in February, following […]

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Enforcement Strategies, Medication Key Component Of Regulatory Vet CE Conference

An emphasis on regulating medication and developing enforcement strategies marked the second and final day of the Regulatory Veterinarian Continuing Education conference (#RegVetCE19) presented by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., March 4-5. The morning was highlighted by […]

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