In this section, you will find various updates concerning the veterinary aspects of Equestrian Sport.
We are monitoring the situation very carefully and FEI events are currently not impacted. Reports indicate that some vaccinated horses have been affected by influenza and have shown mild clinical signs of the disease. We therefore request that Veterinary Delegates and Permitted Treating Veterinarians carry out high standards of biosecurity practices, take horses’ temperatures during the examination on arrival and be vigilant of horses showing non-specific signs of disease. We also encourage veterinarians to check the ICC reports before attending events.
Information and advice has been issued to FEI stakeholders and can be accessed here and an FAQ on equine influenza has been published on the FEI website. Further information for veterinarians can be found in the Equine Influenza webinar on FEI Campus.
Earlier this year, Australian racehorses tested positive for the anabolic agents Trendione and Trenbolone following administration of Altrenogest. The investigation revealed that traces of these two substances could be found in Altrenogest products as a result of the manufacturing process in a specific factory. Following the investigation some horse sport regulatory bodies have issued a warning regarding the use of Altrenogest.
The FEI has conferred with the Director of the FEI Central Laboratory and can confirm that, with the currently available information, it is permissible to continue to use Altrenogest product Regu-Mate Solution 2.2 mg/mL for mares as per the manufacturer’s instructions. The FEI Veterinary Department recommends that anyone using or planning to use the product on a mare should discuss this with their veterinarian.
|Updates from the FEI Veterinary Department|
|May 2019 - Permitted Treating Veterinarian Update|
|January 2019 - Permitted Treating Veterinarian Update|
|December 2018 - Permitted Treating Veterinarian Update|
|December 2018 - Official Veterinarian Update|
|July 2018 - Permitted Treating Veterinarian Update|
|June 2018 - Official Veterinarian Update|
|December 2017 - Official Veterinarian Update|
|December 2017 - Permitted Treating Veterinarian Update|
|December 2017 - Testing Veterinarian Update|
|December 2016 - Official Veterinarian Update|
|November 2016 - Official Veterinarian Update|
|August 2016 - Official Veterinarian Update|