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Medication controls on horses

Since 2011, NADA has been conducting medication controls on behalf of the German Olympic Committee for Equestrian Sports (DOKR) and the German equestrian federation (FN). This control system is being supervised and coordinated by a trained in-house veterinarian. All squad horses of the Olympic disciplines are tested out-of-competition.

FN’s anti-doping & medications controls regulations „Anti-Doping- und Medikamentenkontrollregeln“ (ADMR) has been compiled to reflect the provisions of the National Anti-Doping Code (NADC) and constitutes the basis for sample collection. The Standard for the Organisation (BE) of Medication Controls on Horses out-of-competition is given in annex IV. This Standard was adopted in April 2015 by the FN’s advisory board for sports and provides the procedures to be followed at medication controls – from the planning and preparation of controls to the sample collection itself and the results management of analysis findings.

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Medication controls on horses

Contact Medication controls on horses

Contact person
Dr. Julia Otten

Telephone Number
+49 (0) 228 / 812 92 - 142
Fax Number
+49 (0) 228 / 812 92 - 249
Email Address

The Standard ’s objective is the meticulous planning of controls and sample collection out-of-competition. Furthermore, it aims toto maintain the integrity and identity of the samples collected, from the point of notification of the person responsible or delegated to care for the horse to be controlled, leading all the way up to the arrival of the samples in the lab. To support the process of preparing for tournaments, training should be accompanied by medication controls to oversee exercise physiological parameters.