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The Orders and Rules of Racing

BHA Notices Section


Prohibited Substances

The British Horseracing Authority wishes to remind Trainers of the need to allow adequate time to elapse between the termination of a legitimate course of veterinary treatment and a horse's next race. This is true for all veterinary drugs, but is more likely to be a problem with those that are in regular use, for example non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (phenylbutazone, flunixin etc). It is unwise to allow less than 8 days to elapse after any treatment and this may be inadequate for some drugs. Trainers should always consult their Veterinary Surgeons for advice and may, when appropriate, choose to have a horse tested electively before it runs. (See Notice headed "Elective Testing - Procedure for").