Cobalt Threshold

UPDATE: The RCI Model Rules Committee heard a presentation of this matter at its 12/2020 meeting. The matter will be assessed by the RCI Scientific Advisory Group in mid-February and any recommendations will be considered by the Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee following that before being considered for adoption.

The North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) is requesting that the ARCI modify the Uniform Classification document relating to a threshold for cobalt based upon a new peer reviewed study indicating that a 70ppb threshold would be appropriate. NAARV Proposes that finding below 70ppb do not carry a regulatory penalty.

The proposal and study can be accessed below.

In January, 2021 NAARV submitted an updated proposal document and supporting material.

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