Changes in the Anti-Doping and Medical Control regulations

Changes in the Anti-Doping and Medical Control regulations

New Year, new regulations! Yes, starting from 2019 there will be new national and international regulations in the equestrian industry. Here’s a quick review of what 2019 will bring for breeders, riders and horse owners:

Since 1 January 2019 there have been diverse changes in regards to the Anti-Doping and Medical Control regulations (ADMR).  The groundwork of this matter was based on the suggestions of the ADMR-List-Group, a group that consists of various experts, such as vets, pharmacologist, and Biochemists.

Here’s an overview of the “Do’s and Don’ts” for the start of the competition season 2019:

What’s allowed:

1.      rice bran oil

2.      Sulfur based joint supplements

3.      Cyclosporin A oder Ciclosporin

4.      Phoxim


What is not allowed:

1.      Cobalt: This will be tested in the urine and blood plasma.

2.      Pergolid

3.      Clodronic Acid is not allowed during competition; however it is allowed for treatment when the horse is not competing.

4.      PAAG (Polyacrylamidhydrogelen)

5.      Baldrian

International Changes

2018 was a turbulent and energetic year for the equestrian sport. The organizational debate at the Equestrian Games in Tryon, for example, where the endurance discipline was stopped and the Dressage Test was cancelled. Not only did this cause negative headlines, but it also led to the situation where there will be no World Equestrian Games in 2022 and instead the championships will be done individually. For instance, Dressage and Para dressage will be held together in the future.

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