Bioscience seminar

  • Datum: –09.30
  • Plats: Biomedicinskt centrum C4:2 seminarierum
  • Föreläsare: Prof. Mikael Hedeland, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala University and National Veterinary Institute (SVA)
  • Arrangör: FarmBio
  • Kontaktperson: Anna Nilsson
  • Seminarium

Doping Control in Horseracing

The current state of horse racing doping control will be discussed regarding rules and regulations, analytical techniques and research areas. The National Veterinary Institute (SVA) in Uppsala has the only doping control laboratory for animal sports in the Nordic countries and serves Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The scope of the equine doping control is wider than that of human sports, since all pharmacologically active substances are banned during horseracing. The dominating analytical methods are based on liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. The intake of a banned substance can be assessed by identification of the parent compound or one or more of its metabolites. The possibility to search for metabolites can often increase the detection time but requires knowledge of the metabolite profile of the drugs in question. Thus, much of the research in doping control at SVA concerns drug metabolism with a special focus on black market substances in order to define appropriate analytical targets.