Friday, December 04, 2009

Vets Object to New FEI Drug Guidelines, FEI Responds - Full Article

by: The Horse Staff
November 30 2009, Article # 15370

On Nov. 19 the General Assembly of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations as well as a new list of prohibited substances. The passed regulations included a "progressive list" of substances that will now be allowed in competition in limited amounts.

Some national federations called for a second vote on the progressive-list measure, claiming that some voters were confused as to what they were voting for. This request was denied. (Read more: "FEI Takes Steps on Equine Welfare, Doping Issues.")

On Nov. 24, a group of veterinarians submitted the following letter to the FEI:

FEI Clean Sport
The 'Progressive List'
24 November 2009
To: FEI President

Your Royal Highness,

As a group of senior veterinarians with experience of equestrian competition at international level...


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