FEI Invites Submissions for 2013 Equine Prohibited List

The FEI has set up a new system to allow external parties to submit suggestions for consideration for the 2013 Equine Prohibited Substances List. The move has come about following substantial feedback from veterinarians, athletes and horse owners requesting that substances are removed or added to the List, switched from the Controlled Medication Substances section to the Banned Substances section of the List, or vice versa.

As part of the Prohibited Substances List review process, any person involved in equestrian sport, or otherwise, who wishes to make suggestions for consideration by the List Advisory Group during preparation of the 2013 Equine Prohibited Substances List is invited to do so by filling in the downloadable online form. The deadline for submissions to the FEI Veterinary Department is 30 March 2012.

The Equine Prohibited Substances List (the List) was produced and is reviewed annually based on the recommendations of the List Advisory Group. The List Advisory Group consists of 12 expert and specialist members, including sports veterinarians, pharmacologists, toxicologists and research scientists. The List revisions are made following extensive consultation by the Group in response to scientific advances and information available regarding the use of substances in horses.

The List Advisory Group members are: John McEwen (GBR), Chair; Graeme Cooke (FEI); Richard Corde (FRA); Peter Kallings (SWE); Ken Hinchcliff (AUS); Johanna Fink (NED); Tom Barragry (IRL); Peter Bowling (GBR); Steve Maynard (GBR); Kent Allen (USA); Wally Niederer (NZL); Yves Bonnaire (FRA).

The List review process is continuous and results in the publication of an updated list at least 90 days before it becomes effective on 1 January each year.