Information Bulletin No. 5 

May 9, 2016 - On March 31, 2016, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) released a Memorandum to the Canadian racing industry and to Provincial Regulatory bodies advising that it is delaying the implementation of the 2016 Elimination Guidelines until May 1, 2016 to allow additional time for the horse racing industry to comply with the changes. (The release of the Memorandum also was noted on the Standardbred Canada web site on March 31, 2016)

A copy of this CPMA Memorandum is attached to this bulletin. The CPMA recently released other memoranda to the industry.

On April 7, 2016, the CPMA distributed a memo which confirmed that official samples will be tested and certificates will be issued for results inconsistent with the Schedule of Drugs 2011 guidelines. This includes the guidelines for Clenbuterol and Methylprednisolone.

On April 26, 2016, the CPMA distributed a memo which reminded owners and trainers about the CPMA’s position with regards to the use of compounded medications. Previously established elimination guidelines should not be applied to compounded products.

Copies of these CPMA memos are attached to this bulletin.

The AGCO issues this Information Bulletin as a service. AGCO licensees are expected to know the Rules of Racing, closely review all memos from the CPMA, and keep up to date on the Schedule of Prohibited Drugs. 

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