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Virginia Racing Commission
Medication [11 VAC 10 ‑ 180]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
To Amend Regulations Pertaining to the Medication of Racehorses
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 180 is being amended primarily to clarify and simplify the existing regulations on medication. The only substantive change is that the threshold amount for the drug Phenylbutazone, commonly referred to as simply “bute” is being lowered in an effort to reduce injuries to the horses and also to make Virginia’s regulations more consistent with those of surrounding jurisdictions.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4002(B)(23)
RIS Project Yes  [001876]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5090 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/27/2009.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kimberly Mackey  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 5707 Huntsman Road
Suite 201-B
Richmond, VA 23250
Email Address:
Phone: (804)966-7406    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.