Trainers' Association are investigating further options regarding the recent decision by NZTR with regards the administration of Altrenogest.
It appears there has been a change by the drug company producing these products that means that use of them contains traces of anabolic steroids Trenbolone and Trienolone which will produce a positive swab. Different states in Australia have different approaches so it is very confusing.
We appreciate this is not an ideal situation and until such time as a suitable option is availabe, we make the following recommendations:
- Cease using Altrenogest injections
- When using oral Altrenogest use the listed label dose rate - do not double-dose
- Stop using a minimum of 2 days clear prior to racing