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General Policy Subject Equine Anti-Doping & Medication Control

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General Policy Subject Equine Anti-Doping & Medication Control

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									General Policy

Subject: Equine Anti-Doping & Medication Control




Board Decision (original):                       24 November 2003


Version:                                 1.2 –         12 August 2006


Effective Date:                                       01 January 2006



Record of Amendments
Version    Date        Details of Changes                            Comments
1.2        12/08/200   Re-naming of Policy
           6
                       Addition of compulsory swabbing for classes
                       exceeding certain prize money.
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Policy	
  
Horses and ponies ridden or driven in EA competition must not compete under the influence of prohibited
substances. The FEI defines in the FEI veterinary regulations what a prohibited substance is. EA agrees and
uses the same definition. The EA Anti-Doping Policy describes requirements for the drug testing of athletes
(riders, etc.). The EA Equine Anti-Doping and Medication Control (EADMC) Rules describe requirements for the
testing of horses and ponies.



Drug Testing
EA maintains an Equine Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program (EADMCP)/Swabbing Program that
ensures that sampling (swabbing) is carried out during official competition in conformance with requirements
listed below.


Medication control sampling (swabbing) is compulsory at the following events/occasions:
      • All FEI events (refer FEI Rules and Regulations).
      • All National Championships or equivalent (at least three horses or three percent of the horses taking part,
         whichever is the greater).
      • All State Championships or equivalent (at least three horses or three percent of the horses taking part,
         whichever is the greater).
      • For all classes with prize money totalling more than $2,000 or with a first prize of $1,000 or more (at least
         one horse or three percent of horses taking part, whichever is the greater.).
      • Upon any horse that dies/euthanized at an EA National Championship Competition


Medication control sampling (swabbing) is recommended or permitted at the following events:
      •   At all selection or qualifying event for Championships or Finals.
      •   At least once a year at official events that are run regularly and more than six times a year.
      •   At any EA event or competition that holds “graded” competition
      •   At any EA affiliated club/body that holds “graded” competition
      •   At any EA Official Measuring Day
      •   Or at any other EA/FEI sanctioned/affiliated/sponsored event

Qualification of Swabbing Stewards
All sampling for prohibited substances as per Medication Control Sampling (swabbing) procedures must meet the
minimum standards and protocols that are defined in Appendix A. Swabbing must only be carried out by
appropriately trained or supervised personnel in accordance with procedures outlined in Appendix A of this
Policy.
From 2005, all Stewards in charge of Medication Control Sampling of horses (swabbing) at official events must
be accredited through the EA National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (EFA NOAS). Other assisting
stewards must be briefed in the procedures to which they have been assigned.

Procedures
Appendix A sets out the procedure to be followed for the selection of horses for medication control sampling
(swabbing), for the notification of the rider/person responsible and the taking and processing of samples.

								
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