It is vital if you are competing at a national or international level you understand the rules and guidance surrounding anti-doping – both for humans and equines.
Updates to FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List and WADA Prohibited List for Human Athletes:
The 2017 updates to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List and the WADA Prohibited List for human athletes have now been released ahead of the changes coming into force on 01 January 2017.
Amongst other things, cobalt has been added to the Equine Prohibited Substances List as a Controlled Medication with a threshold limit, ie. a positive test will not be triggered unless the level of cobalt exceeds the agreed threshold level of 100ng/ml of urine. The feeding of cobalt within normal supplements and feeds should not cause an issue. The normal use of vitamin B12, which also contains cobalt, is likewise not an issue. Anyone who is concerned about cobalt should speak to their vet.
Of particular note in the WADA Prohibited List for human athletes is the change to the maximum dose of inhaled salbutamol and salmeterol.
Click here for the full list of updates to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List.
Click here for the full details of changes to the Prohibited List for Human Athletes.
World Anti-Doping Code 2015 Update:
Changes to the World Anti-Doping Code for 2015 came into effect on 1 January 2015. It is critical that all athletes (competing at both a national and international level) and their support personnel and partners appreciate that the anti-doping system applies to them and ensure that they are fully aware of the changes made in the 2015 Code.
The document of Key Changes to the 2015 Code is housed on the UK Anti-Doping 2015 Code microsite; to visit the site click here: http://www.ukad.org.uk/2015-code
>> More information about the Changes to the 2015 Code can be found by clicking on this link
Information on this site has been separated into Human and Equine pages, at both a National and International level.
To view anti-doping information and rules, please click on one of the links below to be directed to the relevant page:
National Human Anti-Doping
International Human Anti-Doping
National Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication
International Equine Anti-Doping & Controlled Medication
At National level, please ensure you consult the BEFAR rules (which apply to all affiliated competitions at National level in the FEI disciplines), as well as the BEF Rulebook; if you have any queries, please contact your Member Body in the first instance.
All information regarding International anti-doping regulations can also be found on the FEI website – this includes the FEI Prohibited Substances List (www.fei.org).