Florida Senate to Discuss Uniform Racehorse Medication Bill
Legislation governing equine medication policy is scheduled to be heard Feb. 18 by the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee.
The bill, introduced by Republican Senator Jack Latvala (R), would bring Florida racing in line with the National Uniform Medication Program. The effort by Florida stakeholders to update equine medication regulations began in earnest in 2014.
The bill calls for adoption of the Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, which establishes conditions of use and maximum concentrations for commonly used therapeutic drugs approved the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI). There currently are 26 substances on the list.
The legislation includes a provision for the RCI drug classification system and its related
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