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Rule No.Rule Title
1843Medication, Drugs and Other Substances.
Rule TextIt shall be the intent of these rules to protect the integrity of horse racing, to guard the healthof the horse, and to safeguard the interests of the public and the racing participants throughthe prohibition or control of all drugs, medications and drug substances foreign to the horse.In this context: (a) No horse participating in a race shall carry in its body any drug substance or its metabolitesor analogues, foreign to the horse except as hereinafter expressly provided. (b) No drug substance shall be administered to a horse which is entered to compete in a raceto be run in this State except for approved and authorized drug substances as provided in theserules. (c) No person other than a licensed veterinarian or animal health technician shall have in his/herpossession any drug substance which can be administered to a horse, except such drugsubstance prescribed by a licensed veterinarian for a specific existing condition of a horse andwhich is properly labeled. (d) A finding by an official chemist that a test sample taken from a horse contains a drugsubstance or its metabolites or analogues which has not been approved by the Board, or afinding of more than one approved non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug substance or a findingof a drug substance in excess of the limits established by the Board for its use shall be primafacie evidence that the trainer and his/her agents responsible for the care of the horse has/havebeen negligent in the care of the horse and is prima facie evidence that the drug substance hasbeen administered to the horse. NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19440, 19580, 19581 and 19582, Business and ProfessionsCode. Reference: Sections 19401, 19440, 19580, 19581 and 19582; Sections 337(f)(g) and(h), Penal Code. HISTORY: 1. Repealer and new rule filed 10-29-81; effective 11-28-81. 2. Amendment of subsections (a), (c) and (d) filed 8-19-92; effective 9-18-92.

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