61D-6.007. Permitted and Prohibited Substances for Racing Greyhounds  


Effective on Thursday, August 01, 2019
  • 1(1) Testing Methodologies: 4Methodologies used to screen for and confirm the administration of medications, drugs, and naturally occuring substances in racing greyhounds shall be limited to the following: Immunoassay, Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMS), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS), and/or Specific Gravity.

    43(2) Permitted Medications and Environmental Contaminants in Greyhounds51: The following medications, drugs, naturally occuring substances, and other substances are permitted in racing greyhounds in the concentrations and under the conditions listed below:

    76(a) The administration of testosterone or testosterone-like substances, when used for the control of estrus in female racing greyhounds, is permitted 97at any prescribed concentration, 101subject to the following conditions:

    1061. Track veterinarians may administer injectable testosterone on the grounds of the permitholder to female racing greyhounds for the control of estrus.

    1282. 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.

    1663. The administration of oral testosterone shall be permitted provided it is validly prescribed and properly labeled.

    1834. Veterinarians that administer injectable or oral testosterone shall be responsible for maintaining security, inventory, and a retrievable record or 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.

    247(b) Sulfa drugs are permitted to be administered 255at any prescribed concentration to a racing greyhound, subject to the following conditions:

    2681. The racing greyhound is under the care of a veterinarian currently licensed pursuant to chapters 474 and 550, F.S.; and

    2892. The sulfa drugs are prescribed by a veterinarian currently licensed pursuant to chapters 474 and 550, F.S.; and

    3083. The sulfa drugs are not administered within 24 hours prior to the officially scheduled post time of the race.

    328(c) The following permitted 332substances at concentrations less than or equal to the following schedule under any condition of use shall not be a violation of section 355550.2415, F.S. 357In order to be considered a violation, the quantity of the substance found by the racing laboratory must exceed the specified concentration allowed plus the established measurement uncertainty value for that substance.

    3891. The detection of caffeine at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 200 nanograms per milliliter; 407the measurement uncertainty in urine shall be 30 ng/mL.

    4162. The detection of theophylline and theobromine at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 400 nanograms per milliliter; 436the measurement uncertainty in urine shall be 44380 ng/mL for theophylline 447and 44890 ng/mL for 451theobromine.

    4523. The detection of procaine at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 2 micrograms per milliliter; 470the measurement uncertainty in urine shall be 0.3 µg/mL.

    4794. The detection of flunixin at a urinary concentration less than or equal to 250 nanograms per milliliter; 497the measurement uncertainty in urine shall be 25 ng/mL.

    506(d) 507All measurement uncertainties identified in this rule are followed by the University of Florida Racing Laboratory as of May 2, 2019. If a sample is diluted for testing, the measurement uncertainty is multiplied by the factor of dilution.

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

    566(3) Therapeutic Medication for Racing Greyhounds: Any and all findings above zero, under any condition of use, for the following therapeutic medications will be considered a violation of section 595550.2415, F.S.597:

    598(a) Acepromazine [2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine sulfoxide].

    603(b) Albuterol.

    605(c) Betamethasone.

    607(d) Butorphanol.

    609(e) Clenbuterol.

    611(f) Dantrolene (5-hydroxydantrolene).

    614(g) Detomidine (carboxydetomidine).

    617(h) Dexamethasone.

    619(i) Diclofenac.

    621(j) Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO).

    625(k) Firocoxib.

    627(l) Glycopyrrolate.

    629(m) Isoflupredone.

    631(n) Lidocaine.

    633(o) Mepivacaine (hydroxymepivacaine).

    636(p) Methocarbamol.

    638(q) Methylprednisolone.

    640(r) Omeprazole.

    642(s) Prednisolone.

    644(t) Triamcinolone Acetonide.

    647(u) Xylazine.

    649(4) Prohibited Substances: A prohibited drug, chemical, or other substance includes:

    660(a) Any stimulants, depressants, tranquilizers, local anesthetics, drugs, drug metabolites or other substances which could affect the health or performance of a racing greyhound, however minimal, except for the drugs, chemicals or other substances permitted by section 697550.2415, F.S., 699or the rules promulgated thereunder.

    704(b) A drug or substance, regardless of how harmless or innocuous it might be, which interferes with the detection of stimulants, depressants, tranquilizers, local anesthetics, drugs, drug metabolites or other substances which could affect the health or performance of a racing greyhound, however minimal, or quantitation of drugs permitted by section 755550.2415, F.S., 757or the rules promulgated thereunder.

    762(5) Screening Limit for Prohibited Substances in Racing Greyhounds: Any and all findings above zero, under any condition of use, for prohibited substances shall be considered a violation of section 792550.2415, F.S.

    794Rulemaking Authority 796550.0251(3), 797(11), 798550.2415(7), 799(12) FS. Law Implemented 803550.0251, 804550.2415 FS. 806History–New 10-20-96, Amended 6-6-00, 6-6-04, 4-12-06, 6-26-11, 8-1-19.