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15 September 2016
Written by AFGBOTA
Participants are advised that through the AFGBOTA network, the NSW GBOTA has become aware of some participants nationally receiving positive swabs to wormers.
Swab Positive Chemical: Levamisole
Product: Fido's Closasole 10kg Broadspectrum Wormer for Dogs and Cats.
Available from: Garrard's Horse & Hound, Albion Park Raceway, General Pet supply Stores.
Use: Control of Roundworm, Hookworm, and tapeworm, but not heartworm or hydratids.
This product contains Levamisole, which will contravene the following rules:
GA83 (2) The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound- (a) nominated to compete in an Event; (b) presented for a satisfactory, weight or whelping trial or such other trial as provided for pursuant to these Rules; or (c) presented for any test or examination for the purpose of a period of incapacitation or prohibition being varied or revoked, shall present the greyhound free of any prohibited substance.
This chemical is also listed in the GA rule R1 Definitions: ‘Exempted substance’ includes the following substance(s) that are exempted from being prohibited substances: 1. Ethyloestrenol when administered orally to a greyhound bitch and where it has been prescribed by a veterinary surgeon for the sole purpose of regulating or preventing oestrus in that bitch. 2. Antimicrobials (antibiotics) and other anti-infective agents with the exception of procaine penicillin 3. Antiparasitics approved and registered for the use on canines, with the exception of Levamisole and its metabolites when detected in a sample taken from a greyhound. 4. Vaccines against infectious agents
The NSW GBOTA has raised the matter with GRNSW, we are advised that there are a range of other intestinal all worming tablets that do not contain
levamisole or other prohibited substances
. Participants should be vigilant