The following links contain current information regarding (human) athlete anti-doping in accordance with current ASADA/WADA rules. It is imperative that athletes and officials are familiar with the anti-doping policy and comply accordingly. For further information about athlete anti-doping, please contact [email protected]
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA)
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) is Australia’s driving force for pure performance in sport and aims to protect Australia’s sporting integrity through the elimination of doping. ASADA deters the use of banned doping practices in sport through education, testing, advocacy and coordination of Australia's anti-doping program. It is the organisation with prime responsibility for implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code (The Code) in Australia.
Athletes are advised to check the status of their existing and new medications every year due to possible yearly changes.This can be done at any time by referring to the Check Your Substances tool on the ASADA website or by calling the Check your substance HOTLINE’ on 13 000 27232 (7 days 8am -8pm AEST) or dial internationally +61 2 6222 4200. The WADA strict liability principle states that YOU as the athlete are responsible for any substances found in your body, regardless of how they got there.
World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) serves as the independent international body responsible for coordinating and monitoring the global fight against doping in sport. WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. To view the 2013 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, click here.
Further information about the new Prohibited List can be found on the ASADA and WADA - www.wada-ama.org/en.
Therapeutic Use Exemption Form (TUE)
Horse Emergency medical treatment form: http://www.fei.org/fei/cleansport/ad-h/medforms
Every TUE application will require supporting medical evidence. EA can assist with queries regarding the nature of the documentation required EA can assist you with this requirement should you need. Submit TUE applications and supporting documents to Equestrian Australia and EA will apply for this exemption through the FEI on your behalf. Please be aware that an exemption is not in place until written approval is received from the FEI.
If you wish to apply for a TUE then please complete the application and send with supporting medical documentation to the National Office via fax (02) 9763 2466 or email [email protected].
Supplements are not subject to the same manufacturing regulations as the pharmaceutical industry. As such, ASADA cannot guarantee the safety of products and they will not feature on the Check Your Substances page. Supplement products, especially those made overseas, can contain traces of banned substances due to lack of manufacturing control. Athletes need to be aware that there is always some risk with any supplement product you choose to take, even those identified as lower risk products. The WADA strict liability principle states that YOU as the athlete are responsible for any substances found in your body, regardless of how they got there.
Drugs, medications and substances listed on the ASADA website are only brand-name products sold in Australia. Be extremely careful when using an overseas product. You might not find medications or substances listed on the ASADA website if they are an overseas product, a new product, or if you are searching by the generic product name or ingredients. Some medications obtained overseas have the same brand name as medications sold in Australia, but they may contain different ingredients. Although the name and logo may be identical to that in Australia, overseas products may contain substances that are prohibited in sport.
For further information, please contact Victoria Kahn (EA SSSM manager [email protected]) or contact ASADA +61 2 6222 4200
Swabbing is the testing of a horses urine and blood samples to ensure that all horses are competing under the national EA and FEI competition rules without being influence by prohibited substances. Anti-Doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. This intrinsic value is often referred to as "the spirit of sport"; it is the essence of Olympism; it is how we play true. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport
In 2005 EA launched a National approach to Medication Control of Horses competing at EA and FEI events. CLICK HERE for more information.
The FEI strongly recommends that athletes, ‘Person Responsible’ for the horse, are familiar with the FEI’s principles of Clean Sport. Further information concerning the Clean Sport Initiative and prohibited substances can be found on the Clean Sport website.
FEI Clean Sport Database - you will need to enter the drugs 'active ingredient' name not the brand name of the drug
There is also a App for mobile phones - Link to App download page: