The Equine Biological Passport: Has Its Time Come?: Thoroughbred Daily News 1/23/15

by T.D. Thornton The concept of an equine biological passport (EBP) is not new. But the tone and urgency of its discussion among veterinary and regulatory authorities changed this week in the wake of the cobalt scandal in Australia, where news reports characterized Racing New South Wales officials as "scrambling" to introduce EBPs as a

RMTC Board Approves Major Drug Testing Initiative 9/26/08

NEWS RELEASE September 26, 2008 Contact: Hallie Roach (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD APPROVES MAJOR DRUG TESTING INITIATIVE At their September 24 board of directors meeting in Lexington, Kentucky, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) announced a five-part drug testing initiative aimed at developing laboratory and drug testing standards comparable to the World Anti-Doping Agency

RMTC Sponsors Androgenic Anabolic Steroids Workshop 5/7/08

NEWS RELEASE May 7, 2008 Contact: Hallie Roach (859) 224-2848 RMTC SPONSORS ANDROGENIC ANABOLIC STEROIDS WORKSHOP The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) sponsored an equine racing chemist workshop to foster uniformity in drug testing of the androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) from April 27-30 at the University of California at Davis. Analysts representing seven international

RMTC Board Recommends Policy on the Implementation of Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid Regulations 3/26/08

NEWS RELEASE March 26, 2008 Contact: Hallie Roach (859) 224-2848 RMTC BOARD RECOMMENDS POLICY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANABOLIC/ANDROGENIC STEROID REGULATIONS The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), in consultation with the RMTC Scientific Advisory Committee, unanimously adopted on Tuesday several policy recommendations that it will forward on to regulators,

RMTC Board Will Meet Next Week in Austin, Texas 3/20/08

NEWS RELEASE March 20, 2008 RMTC BOARD WILL MEET NEXT WEEK IN AUSTIN, TEXAS On Tuesday, March 25, the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) will meet at the Driskell Hotel in Austin, Texas, for their spring board meeting. The RMTC will hear reports from four of its committees, including