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AVMA Uniform horse-racing rules gaining momentum with 10 jurisdictions signing on to national reform


 Uniform horse-racing rules gaining momentum

​10 jurisdictions have signed on to national reforms


Posted Jan. 29, 2014 
Odds are good that the horse-racing industry will implement its own uniform medication rules in the near future.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association sent a letter dated Sept. 30, 2013, to pari-mutuel regulators for the 38 U.S. horse-racing commissions urging them to adopt uniform national reforms involving medication regulation and enforcement, including laboratory testing. The letter was co-signed by more than 50 racetrack and industry organization leaders. The American Association of Equine Practitioners signaled its support on Dec. 6, 2013.

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