Greyhounds Move To Close Door On Drug Cheats…Too Late

Some ten to fifteen years after the rise in the use of drugs such as Fertagyl, Eryhthropoetin (EPO), Aranesp and SoluCortef as performance enhancers in greyhounds, the Board of Greyhounds Australasia (GA) have today announced they will now commit to finding ways to detect such drugs in greyhounds.

GA, in partnership with the Australian Greyhound Veterinary Association (AGVA), Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL), Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) and Queensland Racing Science Centre has thus established parameters for additional research into Fertagyl, EPO and Hyrdocortisone in the racing greyhound.

Following on from the ban on Anabolic Steroids, Australian authourities are still unable to prosecute any individual for the use of testosterone based anabolic steroids due to the lack of a clearly defined normal range or threshold level of testosterone in greyhounds.
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