Texas Racing Commission Bans Clenbuterol

The ban takes effect September 10.

Texas Racing Commission

The Texas Racing Commission has banned the use of clenbuterol in racehorses, effective September 10.

Effective September 10, 2018, clenbuterol will be prohibited for use in race horses of all breeds in the state of Texas.

According to a notice issued by the Texas Racing Commission, the maximum permissible concentration for the drug clenbuterol will change from 140 pg/ml urine to level of detection in urine. The level in serum or plasma shall remain at level of detection.

Therefore, any post-race sample submitted to the TVMDL for drug testing shall be reported as positive if there is any level of clenbuterol detected in the sample.

For more information, contact the TRC at (512) 833-6699.

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