French Official Report On Doping., Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-24


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FRENCH OFFICIAL REPORT ON DOPING The report of the Commission appointed by tho Minister of Agriculture to examine tlie question of doping and give Its verdict for or against tho infallible process discovered by Professor Kaiifmaiin lias boon laid before tlie Minister The trials have been carrieil out at Aehercs It was lirst of all discovered that tlie saliva taken from the nine horses sequestrated in the stables on tho old racecourse ami fed imder normal conditions showed no traces of alkaloids The nine were then put into work as though they were being trained for a race and still no alkaloid was discovered and the result was a certainty that a horses saliva was not sensitive to the test Tor alkaloids unless some drug had boon administered An essay was then made as to the period for the elimination of any drug which might have boon given medicin ¬ ally This nine wore again the victims and like the doctors lioy wore physicked and drugged seciindinu artom for a whole week It was discovered that twentyfour hours sullicod Jo elim ¬ inate all traces of drugging but that double that time was necessary to eliminate the traces of any preparation from Jea or coffee Tims a horse hav ¬ ing boon medically treated more than twentyfour hours previous to any race would show no trace of any alkaloid either the veterinary or trainer might have administered for therapeutic purposes A discussion then airears to have arisen as to tho most exact tests for doping and the process followed by Professor Kaiifmaiin was not con ¬ sidered Infallible and the fact that these alka ¬ loids known to be included in the hiirryingnp mixtures arc eliminated within an hour makes it a ditlicult task to detect and prevent doping

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