Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency

New Guidelines for Methylprednisolone Use

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued a memo on the elimination guidelines for methylprednisolone, which will change effective January 1, 2016. Methylprednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Elimination from the horse can take an extended period of time. As such, owners and trainers should govern themselves […]

Testing for Clenbuterol in Ontario Quarter Horses Continues

Testing for clenbuterol continues this racing season, and will include the lower Ontario Quarter Horse threshold levels introduced last year. This Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) initiative, introduced with the support of the Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI), complements the efforts of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA), which has included clenburerol in its testing […]

ORC Notice to the Industry: Drug Warning

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises all members of the Ontario racing  community to use caution when administering substances that may cause a positive test. In particular are those drugs which affect the oxygen-carrying ability of the  hemoglobin molecule. Severe penalties and sanctions will be imposed on trainers who possess, use or whose horses test […]

CPMA Now Testing for Ethanol

On January 16, 2012, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announced that official samples will be tested for ethanol, effective February 13, 2012. Ethanol, a central nervous system depressant, is widely available in many forms. The CPMA is advising industry participants to take care and to read the label of ingredients when choosing products that are […]

New Clenbuterol Testing in Ontario Quarter Horses

Starting August 15, 2011, testing for clenbuterol in Ontario Quarter Horse racing is expanding to include a 30 day withdrawal period and lower threshold levels. This expansion by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) will complement the existing efforts of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA), which has included clenbuterol in its testing protocol for over 20 […]