The effective date of the ban will be January 1, 2017. The Equine Drugs & Medications Sub- Committee had suggested and the Board of Governors approved a 6-month grace period beginning January 1, 2017. Drug testing will continue as usual and findings for all drugs including anabolic steroids will be recorded. No conduct violations will be initiated for any discovery of the anabolic steroids in the tests until after July 1, 2017.

Questions can be sent to equinewelfare@uspolo.org