Compulsory micro-chipping of horses to be newly registered with the FEI, comes into effect on 1 January 2013

(Veterinary Regulations - Article 1011.1.2.3)

2013 FEI registrations will be available mid November 2012

Please note all new FEI passports processed MUST be returned to ESNZ for stamping and signing before they are valid for competition.



Changes approved by the FEI Bureau
The changes to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List (EPSL) have now been approved by the FEI Bureau and will come into effect on 1 January 2013.

 After a period of consultation and subsequent agreement on the changes proposed by the FEI List Group and agreed by the FEI Bureau, five new substances will be added, two will change category and one will be removed from the List.


 The changes are summarised here and have been provided below for your information: 


  • Five new Controlled Medication substances have been added to the List for 2013: Cyclosporin, Tropicamide, Pitcher Plant preparation (Sarapin), Delmadinone acetate and Chlormadinone acetate;

  • Fentanyl and Morphine, both of which are currently classified as Banned Substances, will be moved to the Controlled Medication section of the List in 2013 due to their increasing clinical use in equine medicine;

  • Suxibuzone, which converts to Phenylbutazone in the body, is currently listed as Phenylbutazone and will be listed separately under Controlled Medications; and

  • Deslorelin, previously a Controlled Medication substance in the 2012 List, will be removed from the 2013 List.



The 2013 Equine Prohibited Substance List is accessible via the Clean Sport webpage and information is also available on the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances Database. 

FEI Veterinary Regulations


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