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Director Named for USEF Equine Drug Testing and Research Laboratory

Lexington, Ky) -  Thomas F. Lomangino of Laurel, Maryland has been named as the Director of the USEF Equine Drug Testing and Research Laboratory in Ithaca, New York effective August 15, 2006. He will be responsible for the administration and management of the facility as well as the daily supervision of all tests, analyses and research programs.

Since 1988, Lomangino has been the Director of the Maryland Racing Commission Laboratory in College Park, Maryland. In this role he also served as a Technical Consultant to the Racing Commissioners International Drug Testing and Quality Assurance Program; as an Adjunct Professor Toxicology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine; and as a Principal Member of the Medication Committee for the Maryland Racing Commission. Previously, Lomangino was the Director of Laboratory Operations, Equine Drug Testing and Research Program, at Cornell University.


“I’m very much looking forward to joining the USEF.  I have worked with several USEF members including those from the veterinary community on various equine industry committees and initiatives, and I have always had the highest regard for this organization.”


“We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Tom’s extensive credentials in medication testing and research on the USEF team,” said John Long, Chief Executive Officer.  “The goal of our post-competition testing program is to safeguard the welfare of the horse and maintain fairness in equestrian competition, for these reasons we operate one of the finest testing labs in the world. Tom’s expertise in management, analyses and research will certainly contribute to the further advancement of our current capabilities.” 


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