HORSE RACING COMMISSION
[Filed April 8, 2022, 11:44 a.m., effective May 9, 2022]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To clarify the penalty associated with a "stacking" violation.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 260-70-640 Permitted medication.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 22-05-073 on February 15, 2022.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 8, 2022.
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-07-015, filed 3/9/18, effective 4/9/18)
WAC 260-70-640Permitted medication.
Trainers using permitted medication in the care of their horses are subject to all rules governing such medications. Failure to administer permitted medication to a horse on a program of permitted medication is a violation of these rules.
(1) The use of one of three approved nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is permitted under the following conditions:
(a) The drug may not exceed the following permitted serum or plasma threshold concentrations, which are consistent with administration by a single intravenous injection at least ((twenty-four))24 hours before the post time for the race in which the horse is entered:
(i) Phenylbutazone - 2.0 micrograms per milliliter;
(ii) Flunixin - ((20))20.0 nanograms per milliliter;
(iii) Ketoprofen - ((2))2.0 nanograms per milliliter.
(b) No NSAID, including the approved NSAIDs listed in this rule((,)) may be administered within the ((twenty-four))24 hours before post time for the race in which the horse is entered.
(c) The presence of a second approved NSAID will be considered a Class B violation if the second of the approved NSAIDs is over the secondary threshold as follows:
(i) Phenylbutazone - 0.3 mcg per milliliter;
(ii) Flunixin - 3 ng per milliliter;
(iii) Ketoprofen - 1 ng per milliliter.
(d) Any unapproved NSAID in the post-race serum or plasma sample is not permitted. The use of all but one of the approved NSAIDs must be discontinued at least ((forty-eight))48 hours before the post time for the race in which the horse is entered.
(2) Any horse to which a NSAID has been administered is subject to having a blood and/or urine sample(s) taken at the direction of an official veterinarian to determine the quantitative NSAID level(s) and/or the presence of other drugs which may be present in the blood or urine sample(s).