The Equine Canada Medication Control Committee is announcing the following Medication Control information:


As of January 1, 2011, Clenbuterol (Ventipulmin) will no longer be a permitted medication in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions.  As a result, horses competing in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions with a positive test result for Clenbuterol  will be sanctioned as per the Equine Canada penalty tables and drug classification system as a Class III offence.   A withdrawal time of at least 72 hours is recommended after the last administration of this product. For additional information, please see the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Schedule of Drugs.

Information about the EMCC medication rules maybe found on the Equine Canada website at

Equine Canada members are responsible for keeping up to date on all changes to the Equine Canada equine medication rules.