Prohibited substance cases under FEI anti-doping rules  

31 Oct 2018

The FEI has today announced two adverse analytical findings (AAF) involving two equine prohibited substances.

The cases involve two *Banned Substances under the FEI’s Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations (EADCMRs).

The athletes have been provisionally suspended from the date of notification until the FEI Tribunal renders its decisions. The horses have been provisionally suspended for two months:

Horse: Caipirina (FEI ID 105RC16/COL)

Person Responsible: Juan Pablo Garcia Salgado (FEI ID 10063069/COL)

Event: CIC1*- Bonza (COL), 20-22.09.2018

Prohibited Substance(s): Boldenone Undecylenate, Boldenone, Ractopamine

Date of notification: 30 October 2018


Horse: Bardolina 2 (FEI ID 104TU30/USA)

Person Responsible: Mario Deslauriers (FEI ID 10002174/CAN)

Event: CSIO5*- NC Final - Barcelona (ESP), 05-07.10.2018

Prohibited Substance(s): O-Desmethylvenlafaxine (a metabolite of Venlafaxine)

Date of notification: 30 October 2018


Details on these cases can be found here.


FEI Equine Prohibited Substances

The FEI 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 (AAF) for a Banned Substance, the Person Responsible (PR) is automatically provisionally suspended from the date of notification (with the exception of certain cases involving a Banned Substance which is also a **Specified Substance). The horse is suspended for two months. Information on all substances is available on the searchable FEI Equine Prohibited Substances Database.

**Specified Substances

The FEI introduced the concept of Specified Substances in 2016. Specified Substances should not in any way be considered less important or less dangerous than other Prohibited Substances (i.e. whether Banned or Controlled). 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.