FEI Updates On Prohibited Substances

The FEI Veterinary Department would like to update you with some notes on Prohibited Substances.
The FEI has recently seen a substantial increase in the number of positive cases of medroxyprogesterone acetate and triamcinolone acetonide. We would like veterinarians to take the following information into consideration when treating horses and advising clients.
 
1.    Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
Medroxyprogesterone acetate is listed on the Equine Prohibited Substances List as a Controlled Medication. Its use in FEI events is therefore prohibited, despite it being permitted for use under national regulations in some National Federations. Please kindly note that altrenogest is the only substance that can be used to control oestrus in mares during FEI events. A Veterinary Form 2 must always be submitted to the event’s Veterinary Delegate for mares treated with altrenogest.
 
2.    Triamcinolone Acetonide
The FEI publishes a detection time of 7 days for the intra-articular use of triamcinolone acetonide. Consideration must be given to the potential of the substance to leak into surrounding soft tissue, resulting in longer detection times. In the event of a positive case, we would like to highlight that the Person Responsible (i.e. rider, driver or vaulter) will still potentially be sanctioned regardless of following any advice given by their veterinarian.
 
3.    Tildruonate
The FEI is pleased to announce that a detection time has been published for tildruonate. Please click here to access the FEI List of Detection Times from the Clean Sport website.
 
4.    Elective Testing
We would like to make all FEI Veterinarians aware of the elective testing service carried out by FEI Approved Laboratories. The service allows testing for a maximum of four Controlled Medications. Further details and submission forms can be found on the FEI website as follows: http://inside.fei.org/fei/veterinarians/cleansport/elective-testing