Cobalt Threshold

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. The proposal and study can be accessed below. This matter is being circulated to the appropriate…

Medroxyprogesterone transition policy.

The North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians (NAARV) is proposing a transition policy for regulators due to the recent RCI actions to include Medroxyprogesterone on the ARCI Prohibited Substances list with a 3B Penalty. Due to the lengthy withdrawal time associated with this medication, the NAARV requests consideration for an interim threshold to be used…

Proposal to amend penalties for drug positives caused by environmental transfers.

The NAARV (North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians) is proposing a modification to the penalty guidelines for drug positives resulting from environmental contamination and unlikely to have a relevant effect on the animal, specifically findings associated with dexamethasone and betamethasone. This proposal is being circulated to the members of the RCI Scientific Advisory Group, Equine…

Riding Crop in Flat Racing

UPDATE: October 30, 2020 – The Model Rules Committee did not agree to the rule and guidelines proposed in the October 20, 2020 memo resulting from the August 6, 2020 regulatory work session on this issue. So no recommendation to the RCI Board from the committee will be forwarded. The RCI Chair reserves the right…

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