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CPMA Provides Update on Prohibited Substance Glaucine

The The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency has issued the following memo to horse owners: The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) would like to let horsepersons in Canada know that although glaucine continues to be classified as a prohibited substance under the Pari-Mutuel…

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2016 Elimination Guidelines for Racing

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s (CPMA) 2016 Elimination Guidelines Booklet is now available for distribution. Please note the title change for this document, as it replaces all previous editions of the CPMA’s Schedule of Drugs booklet. Changes will take effect March 1, 2016. Several elimination guidelines…

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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…

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CPMA Adds Buprenorphine to Schedule of Prohibited Drugs

On May 20, 2015, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) released a Memorandumto Provincial Regulatory bodies and the Canadian horse racing industry advising that buprenorphine has been added to Schedule of Prohibited Drugs. Click here to see a copy of the CPMA Memorandum….

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Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s Position on Cobalt

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency released the following memo to the horse industry regarding their position on the substance cobalt. It states: Given the recent publicity surrounding cobalt, the purpose of this notice is to provide the racing industry with information with…

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ORC Launches Pilot Project for TCO2 Sample Collection

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) and the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will launch a pilot project that will allow for the collection of Official (blood) samples at the same time as TCO2 (Plasma Total Carbon Dioxide) samples. The pilot will…

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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…

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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…

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Some Samples of Compounded N-butyl Alcohol Contain Ethanol

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been advised that some samples of a compounded version of n-butyl alcohol contain ethanol. The substance was not listed as an ingredient. On February 23, the ORC issued a Notice to the Industry reminding…

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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…

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