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07 Nov 2018

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