The FEI has today launched a mobile phone application which gives those involved in horse sport much faster and easier access to crucial information on prohibited substances.

The Clean Sport app allows immediate access to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances online database, which was developed early in 2010. The app will initially be available for iPhone users only, however the FEI is investigating how the technology could be adapted for other smart phones. The app is available to download Free of Charge from today at the iTunes Store.

As well as enabling users to easily navigate the Equine Prohibited Substances database, the app also includes short definitions on each substance as well as a selection of common trade names to avoid confusion.

There is also a feedback function which will enable users to seek further advice or clarification, should they need to.

The database was initially launched on the FEI website earlier in 2010. Since then a number of small improvements have been made to its functionality, including optimisation of the search function and automatic email acknowledgement.

“This is a truly ground-breaking service for those involved in horse sport.  It will enable users to have finger-tip access to often crucial information about prohibited substances which is another huge asset in the FEI’s Clean Sport campaign,” said Harald Muller, FEI Director of Education & Standards.

The Equine Prohibited Substances database can be accessed on the FEI website, here.