Effective Sept. 1, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is requiring equestrians to report equine medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA, commonly referred to as Depo-Provera) administration within 90 days before a USEF-licensed competition, and a new form must be filed with each subsequent MPA administration.
The USEF offers an electronic MPA disclosure form, and announced Nov. 14 that it has added an autofill feature to simplify repeat reporting. The feature automatically adds the horse’s information, leaving only the most recent dose, date, and time to fill in.
Here’s how it works:
1. File your first MPA disclosure report for a horse. Use the online MDA disclosure form. If your horse or pony is USEF-registered, under “Identification of Horse/Pony” you can type in his or her horse identification number and the required information (horse name, owner, trainer, etc.) will autofill. If your horse does not have a horse identification number you can still fill in the information for owner, trainer, etc., yourself. Then, click the “Create” button at the bottom of the form.
2. Check your e-mail. You will then receive a confirmation notice via e-mail from the USEF; the horse’s name will appear in the subject line. This will make it easier for you to filter your e-mail files using the horse’s name the next time you need to report an MPA administration for the same horse.
3. Click the “online form” link in that e-mail next time you submit a disclosure form. The next time you need to report MPA administration for the same horse, click the “online form” link at bottom of the e-mail. That link will take you directly to the online MPA disclosure form, where you’ll find your horse’s information autofilled. Then, add the MPA amount, source, strength, and administration date/time. Be sure to double-check that information in such fields as competitions, veterinarian, and show information are up to date, and then click the “Add” button.
For more information about MPA disclosure, including what to include and when to file the disclosure(s), visit the USEF’s online FAQs.