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UK Vet Struck-Off For Race Morning Injection

Wednesday, 23rd February 2011

In the UK overnight, James Main "the vet at the centre" of the headline-hogging inquiry "that resulted in Nicky Henderson being fined & banned from making entries for 3 months in 2009, was struck-off from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons register of vets for his role in the affair" reported racingpost.com. Main had been Henderson's main vet since 1992 "up until the positive test of the Queen's Moonlit Path for tranexamic acid (a banned blood-clotting agent) at Huntingdon in February 2009". Main admitted "injecting Moonlit Path with TA on the morning of her racecourse debut (in February 2009) & in doing so knowing that he was in breach of the rules of racing". The RCVS disciplinary hearing in London found him guilty of additional charges including that he "had dishonestly concealed the use of TA in his clinical records".

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