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IRB NOTES

Illinois Racing Board

April 1, 2004

Contact: Mickey Ezzo, Mickey_Ezzo@irb.state.il.us

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

  1. Heading of the Part: Medication

  2. Code Citation: 11 Ill. Adm. Code 603

  3. Section Number: 603.50 Proposed Action: Amend
    Section Number: 603.70 Proposed Action: Amend

  4. Statutory Authority: 230 ILCS 5/9(b)

  5. A Complete Description of the Subjects and Issues Involved: This rulemaking corrects a rule cite. Part 220 was repealed in 1992 and replaced with Part 436. In addition, the phrase "a minimum of" is being inserted in Section 603.70(b)(1) at the request of the Board's Chief Veterinarian. In a few instances, a racehorse bled for the second time in a calendar year. Since the horse was not racing on Furosemide (Lasix), the maximum days given was 14. The present rule does not take into account that not all racehorses go on lasix after experiencing a bleeding episode and this rulemaking permits the State Veterinarian to assign more than 14 days.

  6. Will these proposed amendments replace emergency amendments currently in effect? No.

  7. Does this rulemaking contain an automatic repeal date? No.

  8. Do these proposed amendments contain incorporation by reference? No.

  9. Are there any other proposed amendments pending in this Part? No.

  10. Statement of Statewide Policy Objectives: No local governmental units will be required to increase expenditures.

  11. Time, Place and Manner in which interested persons may comment on this proposed rulemaking: Written comments should be submitted, within 45 days of this notice, to: Mickey Ezzo, Illinois Racing Board, 100 West Randolph, Suite 11-100, Chicago, Illinois 60601, (312) 814-5017.

  12. Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:

    1. Types of small business affected: None
    2. Reporting, bookkeeping or other procedures required for compliance: None
    3. Types of professional skills necessary for compliance: None


  13. Regulatory Agenda which this rulemaking was summarized: This rulemaking was not included on either of the most recent two regulatory agendas because it was not anticipated when they were submitted.

TITLE 11: ALCOHOL, HORSE RACING, AND LOTTERY
SUBTITLE B: HORSE RACING
CHAPTER I: ILLINOIS RACING BOARD
SUBCHAPTER c RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL OCCUPATION LICENSEES
 
PART 603
MEDICATION

Section
603.10 Pre-Race Saliva Tests
603.20 Racing Soundness Exam
603.30 Foreign Substances and Pharmaceutical Aids Banned
603.40 Twenty-four Hour Ban
603.50 Trainer Responsibility
603.55 Prima Facie Evidence
603.60 Permitted Use of Foreign Substances and Threshold Levels
603.70 Furosemide
603.80 Needles, Syringes and Injectables
603.90 Drugs, Chemicals and Prescription Items
603.100 Detention Barn
603.110 Test Samples
603.120 Referee Samples
603.130 Laboratory Findings and Reports
603.140 Distribution of Purses and Retention of Samples
603.150 Post Mortems
603.160 Penalties
603.170 Veterinarian's Records
603.180 Carbon Dioxide Tests

AUTHORITY: Authorized by Section 9(b) of the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 [230 ILCS 5/9(b)].

SOURCE: Adopted at 21 Ill. Reg. 3232, effective March 4, 1997; amended at 22 Ill. Reg. 2217, effective January 1, 1998; amended at 22 Ill. Reg. 3594, effective February 1, 1998; amended at 25 Ill. Reg. 15611, effective December 1, 2001; amended at 26 Ill. Reg. 12360, effective August 1, 2002; amended at 27 Ill. Reg. 5027, effective March 7, 2003; amended at 27 Ill. Reg. 7331, effective April 15, 2003; amended at 28 Ill. Reg. 1374, effective January 19, 2004; amended at 28 Ill. Reg. 15753, effective March 1, 2004; amended at 28 Ill. Reg. ____________, effective ____________.

603.50 Trainer Responsibility

  1. Every trainer has the duty to guard or cause to be guarded each horse trained by him/her in such a manner as to prevent any person, including his/her veterinarian, from administering to such horse any foreign substance in violation of this Part.

  2. Every trainer has the duty to be familiar with the medication rules of the Board, and reasonably familiar with the foreign substances he/she administers or directs his/her employees to administer, and which are administered by such trainer's veterinarian.

  3. Every trainer has the duty to have each horse trained by him in its assigned security stall in accordance with 11 Ill. Adm. Code 436 220

Section 603.70 Furosemide

  1. The Board recognizes that Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) is almost universal in performance horses. The Board also recognizes that the diuretic furosemide is helpful in the management of the EIPH syndrome, this includes horses that already had a bleeding episode as well as horses that have not yet exhibited the epistaxis. In regulating the race day use of furosemide, the Board has placed strict controls on the dose, route and time the medication is administered. Additionally, Board security personnel monitors these horses during and after the administration. Advances in drug testing techniques permit the Board laboratory to quantitate post-race serum samples for furosemide, providing a thorough regulation of the drug. All of these measures are designed to prevent the misuse of furosemide.

  2. Veterinarian's List

    1. When a horse is added to the furosemide list, it shall be placed on the veterinarian's list and shall be ineligible to race for a minimum of 14 days. The 14 day ineligibility period begins on the certification date defined in subsections (c)(1)(A), (B), (C), and (D). During this 14 day period, the horse shall not be permitted to race with or without furosemide. Before the horse shall be permitted to enter a race, it must qualify on furosemide by participating in a qualifying race or by performing an official workout without bleeding, to the satisfaction of the State Veterinarian. Horses must wait 9 days following the certification date before participating in a qualifying race.

    2. A horse bleeding while racing with furosemide shall be barred from racing for a minimum of 30 days.

    3. A horse bleeding a second time in any 12 month period while racing with furosemide shall be barred from racing for a minimum of 60 days.

    4. A horse bleeding a third time in any 12 month period while racing with furosemide shall be barred from racing for a minimum of 180 days or the remainder of the 12 month period, whichever is greater.

    5. After the expiration of the barred periods in subsections (b)(2), (3) and (4), a horse must qualify on furosemide by participating in a qualifying race or performing an official workout without bleeding to the satisfaction of the State Veterinarian. Prior to the workout, a blood sample may be collected by the State Veterinarian and sent to the Board laboratory for testing. After the workout, the State Veterinarian may witness an endoscopic examination of the horse to confirm that it has not bled.

    (Source: Amended at 28 Ill. Reg. ____________, effective ____________)

 

 

 


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