About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Australian Racing Board Announces Ban on Anabolic Steroids in Horse Racing

by Thilaka Ravi on September 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Font : A-A+

Australian Racing Board Announces Ban on Anabolic Steroids in Horse Racing

The Australian Racing Board has reportedly announced a ban on anabolic steroids. The ban will apply to horses both in and out of competition from the age of six months, with that period allowed in the interests of animal welfare.

According to The Independent, the new rule will be introduced on November 1, with the ban taking effect from May 1 next year to give any treated horses six months to be clear of the drugs.

Advertisement

The report mentioned that under current rules, steroids are prohibited in horses only on race day.

The announcement came in the wake of the Mahmood al-Zarooni scandal, following which the British Horseracing Authority has been vocal in opposing the use of steroids and has raised the issue for worldwide discussion.
Advertisement

Mahmood Al Zarooni was an Emirati horse-racing trainer at the Godolphin horse-racing operation, who had confessed to doping 11 prize thoroughbreds belonging to Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed, and has been banned for eight years in a scandal, which is reportedly the biggest in the sport of horse racing, reports said.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
First-Ever Successful Pig-To-Human Kidney Transplantation
World Osteoporosis Day 2021 -
Spirituality and Mental Health
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Cannabis Drug Abuse Anabolic Steroids Resting Metabolic Rate Bigorexia Are Steroids Bad For You? 

Recommended Reading
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic steroids can produce power- packed, adrenaline - pumping performances but they also ......
'Dose Doubling Strategy' of Inhaled Steroids in Acute Ashtma Attack Being Questioned by New Studies
Increasing the dose of inhaled corticosteroids at the onset of an acute asthma aggravation may not ....
Vietnam Officials Concerned About Safety Of Young Jockeys
Reports say, with its small horses and tiny jockeys, racing at Vietnam's only track is a low-key ......
First Horse Slaughterhouses to be Opened in US Since 2007
Congress is trying to forbid sale and export of horse meat even as it is clear that Americans do ......
Are Steroids Bad For You?
Steroids are miracle drugs but have to be used with caution. Some steroids are illegal to use, witho...
Bigorexia
Bigorexia or muscle dysmorphia is a mental disorder most commonly seen in the males, wherein the ind...
Cannabis
Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy pl...
Drug Abuse
The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or sub...
Resting Metabolic Rate
Understanding how metabolic process is regulated and what factors affect the same is crucial before ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use