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Elimination Guidelines 2020 - Overview

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, through the Equine Drug Control Program of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA), conducts research into equine drug elimination, a program designed to aid the racing industry. The research involves standardbred mares stabled at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Equine Drug Evaluation Centre.

The approximate nature of the data presented is stressed. Drug absorption and elimination are influenced by many factors, including the horse (age, sex, etc.), its environment (diet, training, etc.) and the drug (dosage, drug mixture, co-administration of drugs and/or supplements etc.). You should be aware that the dosage of the drug may vary with different preparations and manufacturers. Be sure to read the label of the product before use. Taking all factors into consideration, individual horses may have longer or shorter periods of elimination. You should consult with your veterinarian for advice and guidance in the administration of drugs to your horse.

The Elimination Guidelines are intended as information only and do not, in any way, supersede or relieve responsibility for compliance with the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations and provincial racing rules. If you are not already, you should become familiar with these rules.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Official Racing Laboratories assume no liability for positive tests which may occur as the result of drugs administered within quantity and time frames set out in this publication.

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