The FEI, following approval by the FEI Bureau, has announced a small number of changes to its 2011 Equine Prohibited Substance List.
These changes, which will be included in the 2012 List and will come into effect on January 1st, are summarised here and below:
• There are two additions to the Prohibited List: Magnesium Sulphate injections and any use of ACTH.
• 17-Alpha-Hydroxy Progesterone is also being named on the List given similar biological effects to substances already on the List.
• Valerenic acid has been moved from the Banned Substance category to the Controlled Medications category on the List.
“We are constantly reviewing our Prohibited Lists in line with the latest scientific evidence,” said Graeme Cooke, Director of the FEI Veterinary Department.
“National Federations are now familiarising themselves and their athletes with these changes well in advance of the 2012 Equine Prohibited Substances List coming into force on January 1, 2012.
“The FEI is also continuing to give everyone involved in horse sport the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the latest prohibited substances and controlled medications lists by making them available online and in easily downloadable formats for iPhones and other mobile devices.”