Ohio Begins Examining Racehorse Medication Rules
As part of an examination of its equine medication rules, the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) in February will begin hearing from various industry organizations involved in an effort to adopt uniform policies for all jurisdictions.
The OSRC said Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, and Dionne Benson, DVM, executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), are scheduled to speak at its next meeting Feb. 25.
Representatives of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), Ohio HBPA, The Jockey Club, United States Trotting Association, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, and veterinary groups will be invited to speak at subsequent meetings.
The uniform schedule for administration and withdrawal times for about 25 therapeutic medications is under discussion in Ohio, the RMTC
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