Rules on medication labeling in Pennsylvania take effect Jan. 1

Posted: Dec. 5, 2016

Under regulations adopted by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, effective Jan. 1, 2017, all containers of medication must be properly labeled and prescribed, and they will be subject to testing.

The PHRC Dec. 1 notified horsemen and private veterinarians of the impending rules. Any containers that aren’t labeled or those that aren’t verified after testing could result in penalties for trainers and dispensing vets, according to a memorandum.

The PHRC now oversees Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing under an omnibus horseracing reform measure signed into law earlier this year. Previously, each breed had its own racing commission.

The new regulations, which outline rules for professional conduct of vets, are outlined in the PHRC memo.