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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 180. Medication

11VAC10-180-72. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) shall be governed by the following conditions:

1. The administration of NSAIDS at less than 48 hours to the scheduled post of a horse's race, qualifying race, or official timed workout is prohibited.

2. The presence of one of the following does not constitute a violation:

a. Phenylbutazone at a concentration of less than 0.3 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum;

b. Flunixin at a concentration less than 5.0 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum; or

c. Ketoprofen at a concentration less than 2.0 nanograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.

3. The detection of two or more NSAIDS in blood or urine constitutes NSAIDS stacking violation and is prohibited.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 25, eff. July 27, 2020.

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