The FEI List Group conducted its most recent meeting. These changes include an additional of five new substances and other amendments
The changes are summarized into the following:
- Five new substances have been included in the Prohibited Substance List for the year 2013. These include controlled substances like Cyclosporin, an immunosuppressant; Pitcher plant formulation (Sarapin), thought to have analgesic properties; Tropicamide, a central nervous system drug at risk for abuse; Chlormadinone acetate and Delmadinone acetate, decreases testosterone levels, which can affect equine performance.
- Morphine and fentanyl (analegsics) – these drugs are currently on the Banned Substances list and will be moved to the Controlled Medication category of the upcoming new list due to their common use in equine medicine.
- Suxibuzone, a drug that converts to phenylbutazone when in the body is currently listed under phenylbutazone, and will be listed separately under Controlled Medications in the 2013 list.
- Deslorelin is a controlled medication in 2012 and will be removed from the new 2013 list.
According to Graeme Cooke, FEI Veterinary Director, the FEI List Group seeks to utilize the most updated scientific research as part of the continuing review of the Prohibited Substances List. Publishing the amendments to the list 90 days ahead of time means that the National Federations and the athletes can have more time to get acquainted with the changes for the upcoming year.
As each discipline and region doping regulations change we strongly suggest checking with local authorities also re banned substances. FEI Clean Sport Anti-Doping Horses click here.