CA Drug rules apply to USEF shows in CA -- no robaxin, previcox, etc within 24 hours
I heard back from the state. Looks like CA could solve some of their budget shortfall issues with a quick trip to Thermal! :winkgrin: The document referred to is the one I attached in Post #7 of this thread.
"Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Yes the document you reference is current. You are correct that shows in California can be tested by either USEF or the state. Samples are not shared between USEF and California program. California restrictions apply to all California shows even if they are USEF registered events. Therefore, if robaxin, previcox or equiox was administered to a horse within 24 hours of competition the horse would be in violation of CA law and the owner/trainer would be subject to a notice of violation and associated civil penalty/fine.
The information regarding California’s medication rule is provided to event management to distribute to exhibitors. Additionally posters summarizing California rules are provided to event management to display at the show.
Hope this information answers your questions.
Katie Flynn, BVMS, MRCVS"