Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Fines, bans imposed over testosterone level in Endurance horse in Britain

Horsetalk.co.nz - Full Article

September 3, 2019 Horsetalk.co.nz

Excessive testosterone levels found in an Endurance horse who competed over 160km in a contest at Euston Park, England, have result in both the rider and trainer being fined and banned by the FEI Tribunal.

The rider, Saeed Mohammed Khalifa Al Mehairi, who is registered with the United Arab Emirates, rode UAE-registered Shaddad in the CEI3* 160km ride held at the venue on July 13 last year.

Shaddad, a gelding, had blood and urine samples taken for testing. Analysis revealed the presence of testosterone in the urine sample. The internationally agreed threshold for free and conjugated testosterone in a gelding’s urine is 20 nanograms per millilitre.

Shaddad’s concentration of testosterone was found to be 35 nanograms per millilitre...

Read more here:
https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2019/09/03/fines-bans-testosterone-endurance-britain/

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