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- Equine Welfare
All equestrians are to practice anti-doping measures and fair medication control to safeguard the health and welfare of equines.
Competitors participating in Equestrian Canada (EC) and/or Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) competitions should be aware of applicable medication rules, prohibited substances, etc designed to protect the welfare of the horse, human, and the fairness of competition.
Drug-testing (equine and/or human) at competitions is governed and organized by the sanctioning competition body (eg. Equestrian Canada [EC] or Federation Equestre Internationale [FEI]).
EC and/or FEI sanctioned competitions at which drug-testing is to take place are selected by the appropriate sanctioning competition body. Manitoba provides its own drug-testing technicians who collect urine and/or blood samples from equines at these competitions. Equines to be tested are generally randomly selected.
Detailed equine medication information, rules, prohibited and permitted substance lists, and updates can be found at the Equestrian Canada Medication Control page.
Humans are not exempt! Detailed information on athlete anti-doping rules, responsibilities, and prohibited substances at EC and/or FEI competitions can be found at the Equestrian Canada Anti-Doping Advisories page. These advisories are issued by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).
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