Meds, Testing & Regulations

Thyroxine Restricted

Please be aware of the thyroxine restriction rule that passed at the IHRC meeting on March 1, 2022. This rule applies to both harness and flat racing. This rule is effective immediately.
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Quarter Horse Hair Testing Policy

The IHRC enacted this hair testing policy to ensure that the abuse of clenbuterol and albuterol do not endanger the equine or human athlete, and do not degrade the public trust in Indiana's racing product.
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Click to view 2023 Horseshoe Indianapolis Quarter Horse Hair Test Conditions

Albuterol Use

Indiana Commission to Consider Prohibiting Albuterol For Quarter Horses
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Indiana Announces Equine Drug Testing Program

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission unveiled their 2015 drug testing program at its public meeting
on March 10, 2015.
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Equine Piroplasmosis Testing

All racing, training and stabled Quarter Horses are required to have a negative Equine Piroplasmosis test in order to enter the grounds at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. No entry will be accepted for a race if the test results are not on file. The test is required every 6 months.
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IHRC Withdrawal Guideline for Methylprednisolone Acetate

Based upon from the RMTC (Racing Medication & Testing Consortium), the withdrawal guideline for methylprednisolone acetate is now 21 days.

Cobalt Regulations & Results

At their September 4, 2014 meeting the Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously
to approve the RMTC's recommended threshold level of 25 ppb for cobalt
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AQHA Tattooer

David Anthony is the AQHA Tattooer.
You may contact David to set up appointment to get your horses tattooed.
Call or Text him at: 815-549-9126