Horses that are entered to race in Ontario which have not been properly enrolled in (or opted out of) the Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) Program will be ineligible to race. This includes horses coming from out of the province that have been racing on furosemide and are entered to race in Ontario without furosemide. These horses must opt-out of the Ontario EIPH Program by the time of entry.
To add a horse to (or remove a horse from) the EIPH Program, the trainer/owner/assistant trainer/veterinarian must submit the EIPH Authorization Form as an online regulatory submission at www.agco.ca/iAGCO. Horses coming from outside the province can opt-out of the EIPH program without the signature of a veterinarian.
To learn more about how to make a regulatory submission watch this helpful video.
To ensure your horse is eligible to race, you are advised to go online and make your regulatory submission several days before you enter a horse. A regulatory submission must be made to enroll in the EIPH Program by time of entry.
- A regulatory submission is not required for horses that are already on the Ontario EIPH program and wish to remain on the program. You can use the online Horse Search feature on iAGCO to see if a horse is currently on the EIPH program.
- All horses coming from outside of Ontario are automatically enrolled in the EIPH program if their last start (outside Ontario) was on an EIPH program. If the trainer wishes to race the horse without furosemide, a regulatory submission must be made by time of entry.
- A certified horse must remain on the EIPH Program for 100 days calculated from the date of its initial or most recent certification.
For all transactions on iAGCO (including regulatory submissions) you will need a one-time access code. This access code is attached to your license and is sent to you in the mail or can be requested through the AGCO Help Desk Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at 416-326-8700 or toll free at 1-800-522-2876. You may also ask your AGCO licensing agent to help you obtain your access code, in person or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New and renewing licenses must be obtained online in 2021. To learn more about how to obtain your AGCO license check out this helpful tip sheet.