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General Policy Subject Equine Anti-Doping & Medication Control
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. 60101_EADMC_Policy.doc Page 2 of 2 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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