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07 Dec 09

Anti-Doping Information for Riders

BEFFurther to a press release from the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), British Eventing are pleased to bring our riders and members the most up to date developments within the area of human anti-doping regulations which apply to National and International competition.

Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO)
BE are pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Anti-Doping Agencies of the USA and Canada, UK Sport have launched the Global Drug Reference Online known as the 'Global DRO'. Please click here to go to the website which can be used by athletes or athlete support personnel.

It is essential that riders familiarise themselves with the Global DRO and to make it their first port of call in the event of a query over the status of a substance. The data is reliable and you can print off information directly from the site.

UK Anti Doping (UKAD)
On 14 December 2009, the Drug Free Sport function of UK Sport will cease to exist and a new body, UK Anti Doping (UKAD) will exist in its place, carrying out all of the functions that UK Sport Drug Free Sport carried out previously as a completely separate body.

The 2010 Prohibited List
WADA has now published the 2010 List of Prohibited Substances, which will come into effect on 01 January 2010. Please click here to see the Prohibited List.

The most important things for athletes to be aware of are:
• Pseudoephedrine will be prohibited from 01 January 2010.
Pseudoephedrine is readily available in many over the counter cold and flu remedies and athletes should take particular care when using such products. As with all medications, athletes should check the status of any cold and flu type remedies on before using the product.

• The Process has changed for Asthma Inhalers
Two Beta-2 Agonists taken via inhalation, Salbutamol and Salmeterol, will not require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) as of 01 January 2010. Instead, athletes will be required to complete a Declaration of Use (DoU) as per the current system for glucocorticosteroids.

International competitors will need to declare their use of Salbutamol or Salmeterol to the FEI – National competitors will need to declare their use of Salbutamol or Salmeterol to UKAD using the online declaration form; click here to go to the FEI website or download a copy from the bottom of this page.

Please note that all other Beta-2 Agonists will still require lung function tests and a TUE.

Platelet Derived Preparations
Platelet derived preparations are sometimes used by doctors in the treatment of injuries – they can also be referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or “spun blood”. These treatments can be given in a number of ways, and athletes should be clear about which route of administration is going to be used before receiving the treatment to ensure that the relevant notification has taken place:

Intramuscular injection of PRP is prohibited and athletes should apply for a TUE before having this treatment.

Receipt of PRP preparations via any other route will require a Declaration of Use to the FEI (international competitors) or UKAD (national competitors); again a copy of this is available to download at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries or require more information please contact