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Murrihy Warns About Arsenic

Wednesday, 6th August 2014

Racing NSW Chairman of Stewards Ray Murrihy issued a statement on Racing NSW's website on Monday reminding trainers and other industry participants that arsenic is a prohibited substance according to the Australian Rules of Racing. Murrihy highlighted that the arsenic threshold level for racehorses is 0.30 milligrams per litre in urine. According to the statement, registered veterinary products that contain arsenic-based compounds include: Arcyl Solution for Injection; Ferrocyl injection; Troy Invigorate Injection; and Jurocyl Injection. The product Caco is no longer registered with the APVMA and should not be administered to horses. The statement continued: "Trainers are therefore reminded to avoid using these preparations close to racing, and a useful guideline is not to administer them following a single dose within a 5 clear day period before racing. Multiple administrations will prolong this period, so extreme caution must be exercised if administering them on consecutive days. The administration of any of these preparations must be recorded as treatment according to the provisions of AR.178F."

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