Notice to trainers - dangerous plants

10:46 AM 16 Apr 2014 NZST
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Trainers are warned that some plants of the Datura species including Thornapple and Jimson Weed, and the closely related Angels Trumpet contain the alkaloids atropine, scopolamine and hyoscyamine. HRNSW has detected some of these plants in and around stables in recent time.

Ingestion of these plants by horses may lead to the alkaloids being detected in race day samples and the declaration of a positive swab.

The detection of hyoscine has been traced to contaminated sunflower seeds and clover hay sourced from North Western New South Wales and also in some pre-mixed feeds.

Trainers are advised to ensure that their horses do not have access to these plants and to check all feeds and supplements for the presence of unusual plant material.

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If anyone requires further information please contact HRNSW Integrity Department.

Reid Sanders

Manager- Integrity & Chairman of Stewards.

 

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