Horsemen Meeting on New Drug Testing

Horsemen invited to Feb. 22 meeting on New Equine Drug Testing Information

All horsemen who compete at Hazel Park or Northville Downs are urged to attend an important meeting with Petra Hartmann, laboratory director, Industrial Laboratories, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the grandstand of Northville Downs. At the meeting hosted by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, you will learn about the changes to Michigan equine drug testing for horse racing. The meeting also offers an opportunity to ask questions.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Compounded medications and dietary supplements
  • Therapeutic medication withdrawal guidelines
  • Common findings at Industrial Laboratories in 2016
  • Environmental contamination of equine samples
  • Methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana contamination of equine samples
  • Industrial Laboratories therapeutic medication research program
  • 48-hour, pre-race medication screening


In addition to the 9 AM meeting, Dr. Frank will be giving a presentation and Q&A after qualifiers around 1 PM

Michigan Gaming Control Board