altThe Equine Canada Medication Control Committee is announcing the following Medication Control information:  Clenbuterol. As of January 1, 2011, Clenbuterol (Ventipulmin) will no longer be a permitted medication in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions. 

As a result, horses competing in Equine Canada sanctioned competitions with a positive test result for Clenbuterol  will be sanctioned as per the Equine Canada penalty tables and drug classification system as a Class III offence. A withdrawal time of at least 72 hours is recommended after the last administration of this product. For additional information, please see the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Schedule of Drugs.

Information about the EMCC medication rules may be found on the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=40&Itemid=281&lang=en-GB.

Equine Canada members are responsible for keeping up to date on all changes to the Equine Canada equine medication rules.