Vol. 35 Iss. 22 - June 24, 2019

Chapter 80
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Virginia Racing Commission is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act pursuant to § 2.2-4002 B 23 of the Code of Virginia when promulgating regulations pertaining to the administration of medication or other substances foreign to the natural horse.

Title of Regulation: 11VAC10-80. Commission Veterinarian (amending 11VAC10-80-20, 11VAC10-80-40).

Statutory Authority: § 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: July 8, 2019.

Agency Contact: Kimberly Mackey, Regulatory Coordinator, Virginia Racing Commission, 5707 Huntsman Road, Suite 201-B, Richmond, VA 23250, telephone (804) 966-7406, or email


The amendments allow the commission veterinarian to administer furosemide and receive compensation for furosemide administration and endoscopic examinations.

11VAC10-80-20. Restrictions.

The commission veterinarian or his assistant veterinarians shall not be permitted to treat or prescribe for any horse within the enclosure or any horse that may be entered to race, except for furosemide administration as stipulated in 11VAC10-180-80. However, this shall not preclude the commission veterinarian or his assistant veterinarians from rendering care in an emergency situation. When emergency care is rendered, the veterinarian shall submit a written report to the commission.

11VAC10-80-40. Prohibitions.

No holder of a permit shall employ or pay compensation or any gratuity to any veterinarian, either directly or indirectly, with the exception of furosemide administration and endoscopic examinations, during the term of his employment with the commission.

VA.R. Doc. No. R19-5993; Filed May 28, 2019, 12:04 p.m.