Velocity Returns Clean Blood Test

Introduction

Due to the ability of transdermal carnosine (VelocityTM) to prevent declines in performance during sustained efforts and to aid in recovery from strenuous effort, this formulation is ideal for horses that compete in racing, show-jumping, polo, or other events.

Equine (horse) events are highly regulated and require robust blood testing of any chemical intervention.

Therefore, we conducted a temporal series of blood tests post application of VelocityTM, which were tested through a certified, independent, laboratory that specializes in equine blood tests.

Methods

Protocol: A horse was volunteered for the test.

A baseline blood sample was obtained and VelocityTM was applied to the horse.

The horse then competed and VelocityTM was applied again immediately post competition to augment recovery.

A blood sample was obtained 60 minutes after the recovery application.

Blood samples were then obtained from the horse 24 hours and 48 hours post-recovery (Figure 1).

Harness Blood Test Methods
Harness Blood Test Methods

Figure 1: Graphic depiction of the application and blood draw protocol.


Blood Sample Assay: In total, four blood samples (baseline, 90 minutes, 24 hours, and 48 hours post second application) were obtained by an independent, third-party equine specializing veterinarian practice, Miller and Associates Veterinarians. Samples were immediately processed and shipped to a third party testing agency (Center for Tox Services, Inc). Samples were tested by enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) for all chemicals listed in Table 1.


Table 1: List of all chemicals tested

Albuterol

Eltenac

Mepivacaine

Acepromazine

Flumethasone

Methylprednisolone

Betamethasone

Flunixin

Methocarbamol

Butorphanol

Fluphenazine

Pentazocine

Carprofen

Isoxsuprine

Phenylbutazone

Clenbuterol

Ketoprofen

Promazine

Detomidine

Lidocaine

Reserpine

Dexamethasone

Meclofenamic Acid

Romifidine

Diclofenac

Meloxicam

Xylazine

Results

All four blood samples were found to be free of all chemicals/drugs that were tested for by ELISA as described in Table 1. This demonstrates that at every point during the testing procedure, the application VelocityTM returned as a clean blood test.

Conclusions

VelocityTM conveys no risk of resulting in a positive blood test for any, but not limited to, the following chemicals listed in Table 1.