25 November 2014, Lexington, Kentucky – From the US Equestrian Federation -Effective December 1, 2014, and for the 2015 competition year, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has implemented withdrawal practices following Intraarticular Injections and Shockwave Therapy as a resulted of rule changes passed at the USEF Annual Meeting in January, 2014. For Intraarticular Injections a four-day withdrawal time from competition has been instituted, while a three-day withdrawal from competition for Shockwave Therapy has been implemented. For more information see the 2015 Guidelines for Drugs and Medications.
Additionally, for the 2015 competition year the USEF has created an Online Medication Report Form for Therapeutic Administration of Forbidden Substances.
For more information about the USEF Drugs and Medications Program, visit: https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/Drugs/Default.aspx