Long-Acting Affordable Tranquilizer Drug Screen Now Available For Equine Owners

To better assist equine owners looking to ensure the horse that is competing or being purchased has not been given a tranquilizing drug, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) now offers a Long-Acting Tranquilizer Drug Screen. The test is conducted through using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry technology in the Analytical Chemistry Section.

Photo: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Photo: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

This test looks for three long-acting tranquilizers:

  1. Fluphenazine
  2. Fluoxetine
  3. Reserpine

TEST: Long-Acting Tranquilizer Drug Screen
SPECIMEN: 5ml clear serum
PRICE: $60.00 with a $6.00 accession fee.
TURNAROUND: Performed in College Station Monday through Friday, with results within 1-3 business days.

Instead of the full slate of drugs looked for in the Equine Pre-Purchase Exam, this test only looks for tranquilizers and not NSAIDS.

Thank you for your continued use of TVMDL for your diagnostic needs.

A full list of our Analytical Chemistry testing offered at TVMDL is available online at tvmdl.tamu.edu, and laboratory experts are available to answer any questions. Call the College Station at 979.845.3414.

Source: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

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