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Anti-doping

Anti-doping is something that concerns everyone.  
There is a huge amount of information here on the Clean Sport part of the FEI website.  You can check the anti-doping rules, learn about preventing contamination and read about how testing works.

Any substance that you give your horse should be checked on the prohibited substance database here.  
For human athletes, use this database

The Clean Sport app and associated database, is available for Apple and Android. 

The application provides users with an easy to navigate database of the Prohibited Substances List.  It includes short definitions on each substance as well as a selection of common trade names to avoid confusion.

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There is also a feedback function which will enable you to seek further advice or clarification, should you need to.  

 

How Testing Works

1) Horse selection - There are three possible methods for selection of horses for in-competition anti-doping testing. MEDALLISTS i.e. winners in major events, medal winners and at least one horse from each medal-winning team.

RANDOM TESTING i.e. using a method of random selection agreed by the officials at the event.

TARGETED TESTING Where the Ground Jury specifically selects a horse for testing.

2) Sampling Kit -  The main tool is the sampling kit packed within a uniquely numbered box and containing, among other items, gloves, urine bottles with security caps, blood tubes and a needle for blood sampling, a security bag and bar code labels with the same unique number

3) Sample Collection - Urine and blood samples are collected from each horse under the supervision of the FEI Testing Veterinarian.  Sometimes only a small volume of urine can be collected and, on occasions, even after 60 minutes, a horse may produce no urine. In such a case, a blood sample may be the only sample taken.

4) Documentation - The FEI Testing Veterinarian completes the FEI EADCMP Sampling Form and adds the necessary labels that identify the sample. The Persons Responsible (PR) or their appointed representative sign a form to certify that they have witnessed the entire procedure and have no objection to the entire procedure. If there are any concerns or complaints, the PR will have the opportunity to write them on the form.

5) Sample Transportation -  The main tool is the sampling kit packed within a uniquely numbered box and containing, among other items, gloves, urine bottles with security caps, blood tubes and a needle for blood sampling, a security bag and bar code labels with the same unique number

6) Lab Testing - .Once the samples reach the Approved FEI Laboratory, the B Samples are stored securely awaiting any required testing at a later date. The A Samples (urine and/or blood) are used for the initial analysis. The process may take from two to three weeks to complete. If a prohibited substance is detected, the results are promptly reported to the FEI. The FEI Veterinary Department, in cooperation with the FEI Legal Department, will then examine the specifics of the case and decide on the need for any further action.