The British Horseracing Authority announces it has adopted five new Detection Times for Romifidine, Salbutamol, Firocoxib, Butorphanol and the Romifidine/butorphanol combination. These Detection Times are harmonised across the member countries of the European Horseracing Scientific Liaison Committee. In addition the BHA detection Time for Detomidine/Butorphanol has been harmonised with the Detection Time across Europe and raised from 48 to 72 hours. Most of these new Detection Times result from work at the Authority’s Centre for Racehorse Studies.

 Further information, including a downloadable sheet of all 31 BHA Detection Times can be found on the Authority’s website

Information on withdrawal of supplements containing Devil’s Claw has also been added to the Notices section of the Authority’s Rules website, where further information the use of a number of medications can also be found.