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Prohibited substance cases under FEI anti-doping rules

14 November 2017
Media updates
14 November 2017 Author: LCW

The FEI has announced two adverse analytical findings involving prohibited substances.

The cases involve the use of Ractopamine, and O-Desmethyltramadol, a metabolite of Tramadol which are *Banned Substances under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs).

Horse: HSM Cornelio (FEI ID 104GP38/COL)
Person Responsible: Pablo Carreño Mora (FEI ID 10072192 /COL)
Event: CEI1* 80 - Ubate (COL), 19-20.08.2017
Prohibited Substance: Ractopamine
Date of notification (7 November 2017)

Horse: Saura De Fondcombe (FEI ID 103CM83/SUI)
Person Responsible: Nadja Peter Steiner (FEI ID 10006562/SUI)
Event: CSI3*-W - Tetouan (MAR) 05-08.10.2017
Prohibited Substance: O-Desmethyltramadol
Date of notification (9 November 2017)

The athletes listed have been provisionally suspended from the date of notification until the FEI Tribunal renders a decision. The horses, also listed, have been provisionally suspended for two months:

Details on these cases can be found here.

*Notes to Editors:

The FEI’s Prohibited Substances List is divided into two sections - Controlled Medication and *Banned Substances. Controlled Medication substances are those that are regularly used to treat horses, but which must have been cleared from the horse’s system by the time of competition. Banned (doping) substances should never be found in the body of the horse.

In the case of an adverse analytical finding for a Banned Substance, the Person Responsible (PR) is automatically provisionally suspended from the date of notification. The horse is suspended for two months. In the case of a positive for a specified substance, provisional suspension is not automatic.

The FEI has also introduced the concept of Specified Substances. Specified Substances should not in any way be considered less important or less dangerous than other Prohibited Substances. Rather, they are simply substances which are more likely to have been ingested by horses for a purpose other than the enhancement of sport performance, for example, through a contaminated food substance.

Information on all prohibited substances is available on the searchable FEI Equine Prohibited Substances Database.


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