On January 16, 2012, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announced that official samples will be tested for ethanol, effective February 13, 2012.
Ethanol, a central nervous system depressant, is widely available in many forms. The CPMA is advising industry participants to take care and to read the label of ingredients when choosing products that are administered to horses. The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has noted this very same advice in previous Notices to the Industry.
To view the complete Notice to the Industry from the Ontario Racing Commission, please use this link: Notice to the Industry – CPMA now testing for ethanol