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Rule No.Rule Title
1844Authorized Medication.
Rule TextConsistent with the intent of these rules, drug substances and medications authorized by the Board for use may be administered to safeguard the health of the horse entered to race provided that: (a) No person shall administer a drug substance to any horse entered to race except upon authorization of the official veterinarian in conformance with these rules. (b) No drug substance, other than authorized bleeder medication, shall be administered to a horse entered to race within 24 hours of the race in which entered. (c) Not more than one approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug substance (NSAID) may be administered to a horse that is entered to race and shall be only one of the following authorized drug substances: (1) Phenylbutazone in a dosage amount that the test sample shall contain not more than 2 micrograms of the drug substance per milliliter of blood plasma or serum. (2) Flunixin in a dosage amount that the test sample shall contain not more than 20 nanograms of the drug substance per milliliter of blood plasma or serum. (3) Ketoprofen in a dosage amount that the test sample shall contain not more than 10 nanograms of the drug substance per milliliter of blood plasma or serum. (4) Metabolites or analogues of approved NSAIDs may be present in post race test samples. (d) If the official chemist reports that a blood test sample contains an authorized NSAID in excess of the limit for that drug substance under this rule, the official veterinarian shall, in conjunction with the veterinarian who administered or prescribed the authorized drug substance, establish a dosage amount or time of administration of the drug substance that will comply with the limits under this rule; or the official veterinarian may, if in his/her judgment no such reduced dosage amount or amendment to time of administration will result in a test sample level within the limits of this rule, withdraw authorization for the use of any one NSAID. (e) Official urine test samples may contain one of the following drug substances, their metabolites or analogs, in an amount that does not exceed the specified levels: (1) Acepromazine; 25 nanograms per milliliter (2) Mepivacaine; 10 nanograms per milliliter (3) Promazine; 25 nanograms per milliliter (4) Albuterol; 1 nanograms per milliliter (5) Atropine; 10 nanograms per milliliter (6) Benzocaine; 50 nanograms per milliliter (7) Procaine; 50 nanograms per milliliter (8) Salicylates; 750 micrograms per milliliter (9) Clenbuterol; 5 nanograms per milliliter (10) Stanazolol; 1 nanograms per milliliter (11) Nandrolone; 1 nanograms per milliliter for geldings, fillies and mares; 45 nanograms for males other than geldings. (12) Boldenone; 15 nanograms per milliliter in males other than geldings. (13) Testosterone; 20 nanograms per milliliter in geldings. (A) Testosterone at any level in males other than geldings is not a violation of this regulation. (14) Testosterone; 55 nanograms per milliliter in fillies or mares (f) Official blood test samples may contain clenbuterol in an amount not to exceed 25 picograms per milliliter of serum or plasma. (g) Official blood test samples shall not contain any of the drug substances, or their metabolites or analogs listed in subsection (e)(1)-(8), and (e)(10)-(14). (h) Procaine, following administration of procaine penicillin, is an authorized medication provided: (1) Official blood test samples shall not contain any procaine, or its metabolites or analogs in excess of 25 nanograms per milliliter. (2) all procaine penicillin administrations have been reported pursuant to Rule 1842 of this division, (3) procaine penicillin was not administered after entry to race, (4) the horse was under surveillance for a minimum of six hours prior to racing. (i) All expenses related to surveillance and testing for procaine under subsection (h) of this regulation shall be paid by the owner of the horse. NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19440 and 19562, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19580 and 19581, Business and Professions Code. HISTORY: 1. Repealer and new rule filed 10-29-81; effective 11-28-81. 2. Amendment filed 2-9-84; effective 2-9-84. 3. Amendment filed 8-3-95; effective 9-2-95. 4. Amendment filed 6-16-97; effective 6-16-97. 5. Amendment filed 4-28-99; effective 5-28-99. 6. Amendment filed 1-28-02; effective 1-28-02. 7. Amendment filed 4-27-05; effective 5-27-05. 8. Amendment filed 9-20-07; effective 10-20-07. 9. Amendment filed 5-1-08; effective 5-31-08. 10. Amendment filed 10-26-10; effective 11-25-10. 11. Amendment filed 2-14-12; effective 2-14-12.

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