Posted by Chairman of Stewards
TRNT NOTICE TO TRAINERS
Thoroughbred Racing Northern Territory (TRNT) has been made aware that Racing Victoria published a warning on 19th June 2018 regarding veterinary prescription animal remedies containing the progestagen altrenogest, used to control the cyclic activity of fillies and mares.
It has been recently discovered that certain batches of altrenogest products may contain levels of trenbolone and/or trendione.
Racing Victoria advised that they are liaising with manufacturers to clarify the situation and that they will provide results of their work in this regard.
RVL advises trainers (and their veterinarians) to immediately stop the use of products that contain altrenogest.
Racing NSW also published that it is aware of the Racing Victoria warning and has released that similarly it has been recently discovered that certain batches of altrenogest products may contain low level traces of trenbolone and/or trendione. Racing NSW is conducting its own investigations into this matter.
Until the situation is clarified, NSW trainers and veterinarians should avoid using injectable products containing altrenogest, and as a precaution, should not administer oral altrenogest products within one clear day prior to racing.
TRNT encourages all NT and Visiting trainers to take heed of these warnings and the advice given by RVL and Racing NSW.
Chairman of Stewards
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