The World Anti-Doping Code 2015 has been substantially revised, resulting in a new version, effective 1 January 2015. To comply with the WADA Code, the FEI’s equine and human anti-doping rules have been significantly amended and approved by the FEI General Assembly. This FEI Update outlines the key changes made to the rules and some of the resulting practical implications.
The FEI Bureau has approved changes to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List proposed by the FEI List Group. The Database has been updated in accordance with the new List that come into force on 1 January 2015.
The changes are summarised below:
- Three previously unlisted substances have been added to the 2015 List of Controlled Medications:Caffeine, a stimulant whose metabolites are also listed as prohibited substances; Oxytocin, a powerful hormone considered as having potential for abuse and a potential welfare risk; and Vanillyl Butyl Ether, a heating agent.
- Benzydamine, an anti-inflammatory with analgesic properties formerly classified as a Banned Substance, was moved to the Controlled Medication section of the 2015 List. Likewise, the beta-blocker Sotalol has been moved to the 2015 List of Controlled Medications.
- Cyclosporine implants remain classified as Controlled Medications, but with eye drops and implants playing a recognized role, now requiring the submission of a Form 2. The substance will be subject to review during 2015.
- Venoms and their derivatives have been added to the Banned Substances section of the 2015 List, as they are considered to have a potential for abuse.
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