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The New Out-of-Competition Testing Rule: What You Need to Know

Reproduced from tharacing.com During the coming months, racing jurisdictions throughout the country will be modifying or adopting the new out-of-competition testing rule that was adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9, 2016. The new rule was the product of an extensive collaborative effort by industry organizations, regulators, regulatory attorneys and the scientific […]

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New Mid-Atlantic Advisory regarding the use of Methylprednisolone Acetate (Depo-Medrol) and Procaine Penicillin

New Mid-Atlantic Advisory regarding the use of Methylprednisolone Acetate (Depo-Medrol) and Procaine Penicillin This Advisory addresses concerns that have recently been expressed by horsemen and veterinarians regarding compliance with the uniform drug testing thresholds and guidelines for the use of Methylprednisolone Acetate (Depo-Medrol) and Procaine Penicillin. The regulators from the Mid-Atlantic racing states met on July 1, […]

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Cobalt Regulations Adopted

The Maryland Racing Commission, at its regular monthly meeting on May 19, voted to adopt new emergency regulations to limit the levels of cobalt, which is suspected of enhancing endurance in thoroughbred and standardbred horses racing in Maryland. MRC executive director Mike Hopkins said the proposed regulations will be put on an accelerated path to […]

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Maryland Racing Commission – Warnings regaring Methocarbamol and Compounded Medications

Attention Horsemen: Recent research suggests the possibility that when phenylbutazone is co-administered with methocarbamol (Robaxin), the clearance time of the methocarbamol is delayed. Accordingly, if you are administering phenylbutazone in conjunction with methocarbamol, the recommended withdrawal time for the administration of methocarbamol should be extended. We strongly recommend that you consult with your veterinarian regarding […]