Participants are advised that through the AFGBOTA network, the NSW GBOTA has become aware of some participants nationally receiving positive swabs to wormers.

Swab Positive Chemical: Levamisole
Product: Fido's Closasole 10kg Broadspectrum Wormer for Dogs and Cats.
Available from: Garrard's Horse & Hound, Albion Park Raceway, General Pet supply Stores.
Use: Control of Roundworm, Hookworm, and tapeworm, but not heartworm or hydratids.
This product contains Levamisole, which will contravene the following rules:

GA83 (2) The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound- (a) nominated to compete in an Event; (b) presented for a satisfactory, weight or whelping trial or such other trial as provided for pursuant to these Rules; or (c) presented for any test or examination for the purpose of a period of incapacitation or prohibition being varied or revoked, shall present the greyhound free of any prohibited substance.

This chemical is also listed in the GA rule R1 Definitions: ‘Exempted substance’ includes the following substance(s) that are exempted from being prohibited substances: 1. Ethyloestrenol when administered orally to a greyhound bitch and where it has been prescribed by a veterinary surgeon for the sole purpose of regulating or preventing oestrus in that bitch. 2. Antimicrobials (antibiotics) and other anti-infective agents with the exception of procaine penicillin 3. Antiparasitics approved and registered for the use on canines, with the exception of Levamisole and its metabolites when detected in a sample taken from a greyhound. 4. Vaccines against infectious agents

The NSW GBOTA has raised the matter with GRNSW, we are advised that there are a range of other intestinal all worming tablets that do not contain levamisole or other prohibited substances. Participants should be vigilant