RESTRICTED MEDICATION DOSE AND TIME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION
|MEDICATION GENERIC NAME||MEDICATION TRADE NAME||MAX DOSE/LB BODY WEIGHT||LATEST ADMINISTRATION HOUR PRIOR TO COMPETITION||ADMINISTRATION METHOD
(single dose/24 hours unless specified otherwise)
(10 mg/1000Lb) or
*IV – must be administered by veterinarian
|Diclofenac||Surpass®||5 inch ribbon, ½ inch thick,
||Topical, 2 doses each day 12 hours apart|
|> 12 hours||Oral|
|Phenylbutazone (“bute”)||Butazolidin®||2.0 mg/Lb
or 1.0 mg/Lb
|> 12 hours
AM & PM feed
Oral, 2 doses each day 12 hours apart
|Flunixin meglumine||Banamine®||0.5 mg/Lb
|> 12 hours||IV|
|Meclofenamic acid||Arquel®||0.5 mg/Lb
|Oral, 2 doses each day, 12 hours apart|
|> 12 hours||Oral|
|> 12 hours||Oral, IV|
- Beginning 12/1/2011, do not administer more than one permitted NSAID at a time. NSAID Disclosure forms are not accepted following this date.
- Whenever two NSAIDs are administered, one must be discontinued at least three (3) days prior to competing.
- Whenever any NSAID is administered that does not appear on the permitted list (GR 410.4), it must not have been administered during the seven days prior to competing.
- The maximum treatment time for any of the above permitted medications is five days, with the exceptions of diclofenac and firocoxib. Diclofenac can be administered for 10 successive days, and firocoxib can be administered for 14 successive days.
- Caution is urged when using compounded medications with varying administration routes not specified above. Only the above administration routes with non-compounded medications have been evaluated for the dose and time recommendations.
- This chart is for quick reference only and should not be used in place of the detailed guidelines on the USEF 2015 Guidelines for Drugs and Medications Rules.