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Equine Drug Testing & Therapeutic Medication Regulation.
600 Overbrook Drive
Nicholasville, KY 40356
|A reference book for
horse owners, trainers and veterinarians.
The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association
(NHBPA) herein presents its Policy on Drug Testing and Therapeutic Medication Regulation for Association of Racing Commissioners International
(ARCI) Class 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 substances. This document defines the relevant terms and sets forth the regulatory need and scientific basis for policies which include 1.) zero tolerance for
performance- altering substances in horses, 2.) thresholds or regulatory limits for therapeutic medications and endogenous or environmental substances, 3.) the need for scientifically established medication withdrawal-time guidelines, and 4.) national standards for administrative procedures, laboratory accreditation, the reporting of chemical identifications and their quantitative determination, and independent analysis and review.
Also, compiled here are the currently available thresholds and withdrawal-time guidelines as set forth by racing authorities.
Thomas Tobin is a Professor of Veterinary Science in the
and also a Professor in the
for Toxicology at the
Kentucky. Since 1975 his major
professional focus has been on equine drug testing and equine
medication regulation. In
addition to his many publications in scientific journals, in 1981
he authored Drugs and the
Performance Horse, the standard text in this area. His
professional vitae can be viewed at www.ThomasTobin.com.
In 1994 he organized an international workshop on “Testing for
Therapeutic Medications, Environmental and Dietary Substances in
Racing Horses.” Among the workshop attendees was Kent H.
is Executive Director of the Florida HBPA and Chairman of the
National HBPA Medication Committee.
started in the horse business at age sixteen. In 1975 he took out
his trainer's license, then trained horses for the next twenty
years. In 1989 he became vice president of the Florida HBPA, and
president in 1992. In 1994 he attended the above workshop on
therapeutic medication regulation at the
has been executive director of the Florida HBPA where he has
a world leader in the area of equine medication regulation.