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FEI Announces Details of Three Banned Substance Cases

The cases focus on prohibited substances identified in a para-dressage horse, an endurance horse, and a jumping horse.

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The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced an adverse analytical finding involving a prohibited substance in a para-dressage horse and final decisions in two separate cases involving an endurance horse and a show jumping horse.

Samples taken at the CPEDI3* in Somma Lombardo, Italy, on June 19, from the horse para-dressage horse Dendros, ridden to six place by Matthias Klausener of Switzerland, have returned positive for the banned substance demecolcine.

Demecolcine, a rheumatic treatment and chemotherapy, is a banned substance under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs).

The athlete has been provisionally suspended from the date of notification (July 27), and the horse has also been provisionally suspended for a two-month

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