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WAC 260-70-640

Permitted medication.

Trainers using permitted medication in the care of their horses are subject to all rules governing such medications. Failure to administer permitted medication to a horse on a program of permitted medication is a violation of these rules.
(1) The use of one of three approved nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is permitted under the following conditions:
(a) The drug may not exceed the following permitted serum or plasma threshold concentrations, which are consistent with administration by a single intravenous injection at least twenty-four hours before the post time for the race in which the horse is entered:
(i) Phenylbutazone - 2.0 micrograms per milliliter;
(ii) Flunixin - 20 nanograms per milliliter;
(iii) Ketoprofen - 2 nanograms per milliliter.
(b) No NSAID, including the approved NSAIDs listed in this rule, may be administered within the twenty-four hours before post time for the race in which the horse is entered.
(c) The presence of a second approved NSAID will be considered a violation if the second of the approved NSAIDs is over the secondary threshold as follows:
(i) Phenylbutazone -  0.3 mcg per milliliter;
(ii) Flunixin - 3 ng per milliliter;
(iii) Ketoprofen - 1 ng per milliliter.
(d) Any unapproved NSAID in the post-race serum or plasma sample is not permitted. The use of all but one of the approved NSAIDs must be discontinued at least forty-eight hours before the post time for the race in which the horse is entered.
(2) Any horse to which a NSAID has been administered is subject to having a blood and/or urine sample(s) taken at the direction of an official veterinarian to determine the quantitative NSAID level(s) and/or the presence of other drugs which may be present in the blood or urine sample(s).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. WSR 18-07-015, § 260-70-640, filed 3/9/18, effective 4/9/18; WSR 16-09-015, § 260-70-640, filed 4/11/16, effective 5/12/16; WSR 12-07-005, § 260-70-640, filed 3/9/12, effective 4/9/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 08-09-044, § 260-70-640, filed 4/10/08, effective 5/11/08; WSR 07-07-036, § 260-70-640, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; WSR 06-09-009, § 260-70-640, filed 4/10/06, effective 5/11/06; WSR 05-07-067, § 260-70-640, filed 3/11/05, effective 4/11/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. WSR 96-10-001, § 260-70-640, filed 4/17/96, effective 5/18/96.]
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