Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:38

Changes to Urine Collection Container

Written by Steve Suttle
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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.

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