Forensic Equine Drug Testing
Maxxam’s forensic equine drug research laboratory undertakes projects involving method development for new drugs, method transfer from other laboratories, drug metabolism studies and analysis of equine blood and urine to produce data for elimination studies. Our research scientists works closely with Official Chemists in the racing industry to ensure that forensically appropriate methods are employed for routine analysis. More…
There are a number of drugs and medications on the market that can be used to mask pre-existing conditions and ailments. Pre-purchase drug screening complements the medical examination given to the horse prior to the sale. Maxxam’s pre-purchase drug analysis suite targets both veterinary medications and prohibited drugs that could be present in the animal’s body.
Maxxam offers blood screening for non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and tranquilizers to potential purchasers to help ensure that animals are healthy and drug free.
The Forensic Equine Drug Testing Department also provides drug-screening services to the food industry, dietary/herbal/nutrition producers and for concerned consumers/users of these products. If you are worried about deliberate or accidental contamination of a product with one or more pharmaceutical preparations, please contact us at FEDT@maxxam.ca. More…
Maxxam’s Forensic Equine Drug Testing Department was established in 1969. The laboratory is known internationally for its expertise in drug detection, confirmation and research. Each year, the laboratory analyses over 30,000 urine and blood samples for a large number of prohibited drugs and/or metabolites.
The laboratory is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, according to CAN-P-4/CAN-P-1578 and also works closely with the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC). The department operates under stringent Quality Assurance protocols as part of Maxxam’s award-winning Quality Management System.
Maxxam’s Official Chemists are available to appear in judicial proceedings to provide expert testimony associated with their findings.