Strategies for the detection of designer steroids in racehorses

    Project: Research

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    The aim of this project is to develop robust strategies for the detection of designer steroids in horses. This will include the in-vitro and comparative in-vivo studies of steroid metabolism, mass-spectrometric elucidation of metabolite structures, and the synthesis of putative steroid metabolites with different stereochemistries and oxidation patterns as reference materials. The major metabolites identified by these studies will be used to develop analytical procedures to test for drug abuse at thoroughbred and harness race meetings. The project will target a number of commercially available designer steroid supplements that include 'the one', trenazone and superdrol, which have been identified as potential agents of abuse.
    Effective start/end date1/03/1331/12/16


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$195,000.00


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