New screening limits for therapeutic substances

NOTICE TO TRAINERS:
NEW SCREENING LIMITS FOR THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCES

On the recommendation of the Veterinary and Analytical Committee, Racing Australia is introducing the following screening limits for the therapeutic substances set out below:

• Vedaprofen – 5 ng/mL in plasma
• Dantrolene – 3 ng/mL of 5-hydoxydantrolene in unhydrolysed urine
• Firocoxib – 2 ng/mL in plasma
• Ketoprofen – 2 ng/mL in plasma under the condition of a single IV or oral dose

Note: the screening limit for Dantrolene is a revision of the current 1 ng/mL limit, thus reducing the detection time to 48 hours (as per the advice of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA)).

The above screening limits are consistent with the screening limits approved by the IFHA (Vedaprofen and Dantrolene) and the Asian Racing Federation (Firocoxib and Ketoprofen).

These screening limits will come into effect on 1 April 2020.

17 March 2020
For further information:
Racing Australia (02) 8072 1900