61D-6.007. Permitted Medications for Racing Greyhounds  


Effective on Sunday, June 26, 2011
  • 1The following medications are permitted to be administered to racing greyhounds in the dosages and under the conditions listed below:

    21(1) The administration of testosterone or testosterone-like substances, when used for the control of estrus in female racing greyhounds, is permitted, subject to the following conditions:

    47(a) Track veterinarians may administer injectable testosterone on the grounds of the permitholder to female racing greyhounds for the control of estrus.

    69(b) Kennel owners may use their regular Florida licensed veterinarian or may enter into a collective agreement for the services of a Florida licensed veterinarian to administer injectable testosterone to female racing greyhounds for the control of estrus.

    107(c) The administration of oral testosterone shall be permitted provided it is validly prescribed and properly labeled.

    124(d) Veterinarians that administer injectable or oral testosterone shall be responsible for maintaining security, inventory, and a retrievable records/log in accordance with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations pertaining to a Schedule III drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act and shall be accountable for all syringes and needles used therewith and their disposal in accordance with approved biomedical hazardous waste methods.

    186(2) Sulfa drug(s) is/are permitted to be administered to a racing greyhound providing:

    199(a) The racing greyhound is under the care of a veterinarian currently licensed pursuant to Chapters 474 and 550, Florida Statutes; and

    221(b) The sulfa drug(s) is/are prescribed by a veterinarian currently licensed pursuant to Chapters 474 and 550, Florida Statutes; and

    241(c) The sulfa drug(s) is/are not administered within 24 hours prior to the officially scheduled post time of the race.

    261(3) 262The following permitted medications shall not be reported by the racing laboratory to the division as a violation of Section 282550.2415, F.S.284:

    285(a) The detection of caffeine at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 200 nanograms per milliliter;

    303(b) The detection of theophylline and theobromine at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 400 nanograms per milliliter;

    323(c) The detection of procaine at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 2 micrograms per milliliter; and

    342(d) The detection of flunixin at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 250 nanograms per milliliter.

    360(4) All prescription medication, regardless of method of administration, shall be safeguarded under lock and key when not being actively administered.

    381Rulemaking Authority 383120.80(4)(a), 384550.0251(3), 385(11), 386550.2415(12), 387(16) FS. Law Implemented 391120.80(4)(a), 392550.0251, 393550.2415 FS. 395History–New 10-20-96, Amended 6-6-00, 6-6-04, 4-12-06, 6-26-11.

     

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