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Animal sports

LGC has built its world class reputation upon the science and technology of doping control in horseracing, where we have over 50 years’ continuous experience. Add nearly 20 years' involvement with greyhound racing and you will see that LGC has contributed significantly to animal welfare and the integrity of animal sports with research that has helped to develop many international regulations and drug testing policies.

Testing in horseracing and equestrian sports

Since 1963 we have been carrying out pioneering research and development work that has contributed to the regulations which underpin the Rules of Racing and ensure the welfare of racehorses. We also assist other equestrian regulatory bodies from showjumping and dressage to harness racing. Our testing procedures are constantly evolving to meet new threats to the integrity of horseracing and equestrian sport and the welfare of the horses and riders. We work to exacting internal standards and quality assurance processes for every test we carry out, accredited to the ISO17025 standard and consistent with the ILAC G7 Criteria.

Testing is greyhound racing

Applying the equine testing and research experience, we have a history of supporting the sport of greyhound racing, testing samples for a comprehensive range of prohibited substances thereby helping to protect the integrity of the sport and the welfare of the greyhounds. We have a track record of constantly improving our greyhound-specific testing and research services, and constantly evolve our testing procedures. We work to exacting internal standards and quality assurance processes for every test we carry out, working within our accreditation to the ISO17025 standard.

Our services to the animal sports industry include:


In December 2010 LGC acquired HFL Sport Science. All services offered by HFL now form part of the LGC Group. To read more on this story, please visit LGC News.
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