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The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has approved the funding of Dr. Heather DiMaio Knych and Dr. Mary Robinson for its post-doctoral research fellowship program.

Racing Commissioners International has formally adopted a strategic association plan for the next three years that calls for the creation of a new state regulatory structure for racing in the United States as well as new policies affecting the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids in harness racing horses.

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is seeking applications for the position of Director of Research.

Moving forward with its initiative to significantly change the structure of drug testing in U.S. horse racing, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has approved the formation of a committee to oversee the implementation of the Drug Testing Initiative (DTI) Task Force recommendations on quality assurance and laboratory accreditation programs for U.S. horse racing drug testing laboratories.

To increase harmonization of the international regulations of prohibited substances in horse racing, the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) Advisory Council on Prohibited Substances and representatives of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) met in Lexington, Ky., on April 19 and 20.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering new rules banning the use of anabolic steroids in race horses goes into effect today, Monday, March 30

At their February 6 meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors heard important updates from their Scientific Advisory Committee and Drug Testing Initiatives Task Force.

The aftermath of the loss by Big Brown in his quest to win Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown brought many opinions about the state of horse racing -- particularly the rules regarding the use of steroids in the sport.

As America's sports industries face heavy scrutiny from both the federal government and the public, RMTC's dedicated leaders have made a strong effort to proactively tackle medication issues that threaten racing's integrity and its future as a state-regulated sport.

At their board meeting held on March 25 in Austin,Texas, Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) directors, in consultation with the RMTC Scientific Advisory Committee, unanimously adopted several policy recommendations, which were forwarded to regulators,horsemen and veterinarians.

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