Beginning May 1, 2017, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will be using a new urine collection container for the CPMA equine drug control program. The new container is a sterile, medical-grade 100 ml plastic container similar to what is used for human urine samples.
Urine collection procedures will not change, and there will be no effect on CPMA Policy Paper P-006, Sample Residue Release. Horsepersons should note that effective May 1, 2017, official samples of urine will have a minimum required volume of 15 ml. If, after one hour, less than 15 ml of urine has been collected, any urine collected will be discarded and a blood sample drawn.
Thank you for your continued support during the transition period.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this change of approved paraphernalia, please contact CPMA.