NY Commission Tweaks 7 Drug Thresholds: TDN 4/24/17

By: T.D. Thornton By unanimous voice vote, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) tweaked and augmented threshold levels for seven therapeutic Thoroughbred medications at the board’s Apr. 24 monthly meeting. According to a brief written by NYSGC general counsel Edmund Burns that was included in the informational packet for Monday’s meeting, the proposal will

ARCI Updates Regulatory Standards: ARCI.Com 4/13/16

By: ARCI Press Release Lexington, KY -  The revisions to its racing regulatory standards that were adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) at its meeting last month in New Orleans have now been formally posted.  Sections pertaining to Medical Labeling were strengthened to ensure that improper medications are not being used in

RCI Adds Footnote on Levo-Methamphetamine: The Blood-Horse 4/13/16

By: Frank Angst In wrapping up work from a busy Association of Racing Commissioners International conference last month in New Orleans, the organization formally posted revisions to its regulatory standards April 13 including a change that acknowledges two types of methamphetamine positives. The change will see a footnote added to the methamphetamine penalty recommendation noting

U.S. Alleges Conspiracy at Penn National: The Blood-Horse 3/30/15

RMTC By Frank Angst A review of federal court records outlining the criminal cases against four Penn National Race Course veterinarians reveals that the vets allegedly followed trainers' orders on what medications should be administered to horses. The four vets involved, Kevin Brophy, Fernando Motta, Christopher Korte, and Renee Nodine have admitted guilt to misdemeanor

Cox Veterinary Issues Voluntary Recall of Gastroade Xtra After…: Paulick Report 1/27/15

by Press Release Cox Veterinary Laboratory, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the lots of Gastroade Xtra identified below down to the consumer level distributed nationwide. Gastroade Xtra was previously marketed by Cox Veterinary Laboratory as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains Omeprazole. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA

Drs. Scollay, Arthur, Hovda Voice Support of RCI’s Proposed…: Paulick Report 1/12/15

by Paulick Report Staff Dr. Mary Scollay, Dr. Rick Arthur, and Dr. Lynn Hovda submitted the following letter to the Paulick Report voicing their support of the RCI’s recent decision to establish rules on compounded medications in horse racing: The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) recently announced they have given approval to a Model

Godolphin owned Sky Hunter test positive for drugs: Skysports.com 12/3/2014

The disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority will hold an inquiry on Thursday into the urine sample produced by Godolphin's Sky Hunter following his victory in the Doonside Cup at Ayr on September 20. A sample taken from the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Sky Hunter was found to contain omeprazole, which is used to prevent

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