Keyword: Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council

  • Kentucky to Examine Drug Levels in Racing Environment

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Oct. 17 approved $25,000 of Equine Drug Research Council funds for an analytical study to examine the levels of regulated substances—and other substances—found in the racetrack environment.

  • The initial focus of screening limits will be substances commonly used in horses

    KY EDRC Backs Screening Limits for Some Substances

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has adopted a statement supporting screening limits at drug-testing laboratories as a result of the proliferation of irrelevant substances that have shown up at low levels in equine drug tests.

  • Syringe for use on equine animals on May 24, 2006, in Lexington, Ky.

    Kentucky Likely to Put Labs to the Test

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans to carry out such tests.

  • KHRC Delays Action on Medication Rules

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 29 delayed taking a vote on proposed rules on medication testing, withdrawal guidelines, and disciplinary measures and penalties that included rules on the mineral cobalt.

  • KEDRC Makes Cobalt Policy Recommendation

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council will advise the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to adopt policies on the mineral cobalt in line with a Racing Medication and Testing Consortium recommendation.

  • KY Drug Council Moves Toward Uniformity

    A council that makes recommendations on medication policies for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will go along with several changes in withdrawal times and threshold levels.

  • Jockey Club Urging Potential Salix Study

    The Jockey Club has called on leading industry organizations to come together to conduct a Salix study that would examine the timing of administration on the medication used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.

  • Instant Racing Machines at Kentucky Downs.

    Instant Racing, ADW Taxes Approved in KY

    The Kentucky General Assembly early March 30 signed off on a $20 billion state budget that includes revenue components for the horse racing and breeding industry, including tax rates for Instant Racing and ADW.

  • Study Links Cell Damage to Corticosteroids

    Initial results of a study conducted by the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center suggest accepted dosage levels for several corticosteroids commonly used in racing should be examined.

  • Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

    An initial introduction in Kentucky of the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program received raised eyebrows, but supporters of the changes are encouraged that the important racing state is giving the program consideration.

  • Split Over Race-Day Salix Continues in KY

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 16 kept alive a proposed regulation to phase out over three years race-day furosemide for graded and listed stakes, but not before the Equine Drug Research Council voted to reject it.

  • KY Drug Council Targets Corticosteroids

    The Kentucky Drug Equine Research Council, citing a need to explore use of corticosteroids in racehorses, agreed Feb. 9 to take bids for research into one of the drugs in the research planning phase.

  • Kentucky Equine Research Projects Approved

    Six equine research projects totaling nearly $400,000 over a two-year period have been approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission following a recommendation from the Equine Drug Research Council.

  • Kentucky Drug Council Has New Look

    Gov. Steve Beshear has made new appointments to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council, which advises the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on equine drug-testing and research.

  • More Questions Than Answers on Steroids

    The complicated nature of regulating anabolic steroids in racehorses came to light May 20 when discussion among members of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council and others seemed to indicate the easiest route is an all-out ban on the substances.

  • Kentucky Drug Council Supports Regulation of Steroids

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in horses at racetracks and auctions in the state but has requested further explanation of withdrawal times and other testing-related issues included in the model rule offered by the Association of Racing Commissioners International and Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

  • RMTC Approves Sending Model Rules to RCI

    The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) passed a model rule on anabolic steroids that will be forwarded to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for approval during the RCI Annual Convention April 23-27. After the RMTC receives input from the RCI, the model rule language will be released to the industry.

  • Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council Commits $1.5 Million to RMTC Project

    In a meeting Oct. 9, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council committed $1.5 million to fund a three-year program with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium that will research and determine appropriate withdrawal guidelines for therapeutic medications commonly administered to racehorses in training.

  • Kentucky Issues Advisory for Naproxen Use

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council is recommending horsemen discontinue the use of naproxen at least five days before a horse is scheduled to run to avoid facing a penalty if the horse tests positive for the drug on race day.

  • Kentucky Equine Drug Council Forms Committees

    In the wake of controversy concerning its new medication regulations, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has formed two standing sub-committees to oversee the next phase of integrating the new race-day medication regulations. The two new committees, which will report back to the council, are charged with developing medication withdrawal guidelines and better defining permissible medications.

  • KHRA Awaits Official Word on Drug-Policy Request

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority is prepared to provide legislators with information regarding proposed changes in the state's race-day medication policy, but as of June 14 it hadn't received official word of the request.

  • Kentucky Takes More Time on Drug Penalties

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority delayed action May 16 on a hard-hitting, comprehensive schedule of penalties for medication violations--including ones designed to make racehorse owners and veterinarians more accountable.

  • Stiff Drug Penalties Await Approval in Kentucky

    A hard-hitting, comprehensive schedule of penalties for medication violations--including ones designed to make racehorse owners more accountable--is headed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for consideration at its May 16 meeting.

  • In Kentucky, Even Horse Would Be Suspended

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council is considering substantial penalties for drug violations in horse racing, including combinations of fines and suspensions, use of detention barns, and provisions for horses to be barred from racing for specific periods of time depending on the offense.