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Just read a coms from Greg Kerr stating that due to the reported suggestion of Green Tea being in Coprice that it should not be fed 72 hrs before a dog races I know this kibble is used by a number of trainers so will be interesting if any postives are detected over the next 3-4 days and what the outcome would be if proven if coprice was the source.

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Highly unlikely,

With the number of trainers using this product and the number of swabs done from these dogs on a daily basis in both NZ and OZ,

you would be seeing positives by the thousands and the product being recalled before it hit this site.

Can you post the link to this, please? 

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It was on the GRV website. Reports are that a trainer may have a positive and is blaming it on Coprice.

http://www.grv.org.au/news/2019/03/21/dog-food-formula-may-contain-caffeine/

It will be interesting to see the final outcome of theiur testing.

I knoiw many trainers on both sides of the Tasman that use it and no-one knows of anyone returning a positive. 

 

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I have to ask the question. Why would a manufacturer who provides product for use in the racing industry deliberately add a substance that could potentially cause harm to its customer base? I operate a small kennel and my dogs would consume 50 plus bags a year, roughly a $2700. Multiply that by another 50 small trainers and that is a potential income loss of $135,000. Total business lost across the country would be much higher. I cannot for the life of me see how the change could be justified. Can anyone explain?

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For those of you that are using Coprice Working Dog and have any concerns,

I have been able to get a statement from Coprice to say where they are at, in regards to the Green Tea in the Working Dog.

Hope this helps
 
 
29th March 2019 
 
CopRice Working Dog Food  
 
CopRice has been using an antioxidant pack in its Working Dog products for the last 6 years. This antioxidant pack is sourced from a reputable supplier and as CopRice understands, it is commonly used in the pet food industry. In February this year, CopRice changed it’s Working Dog packaging, and in the interests of transparency, CopRice chose to show the ingredient breakdown of the antioxidant pack, an element of which is a very low level of green tea extract.  
 
CopRice acknowledges that the greyhound industry considers caffeine a banned substance, owing to the fact that it is considered a diuretic and a stimulant. CopRice notes that the level of caffeine in the CopRice Working Dog products is below the recognised threshold and as such, it is unlikely that a Greyhound fed only CopRice working Dog in accordance with the feeding guidelines would return a positive result for Caffeine.  
 
CopRice confirms that there has been no change to the recipe or ingredients contained in the Working Dog Product, nor to the recipe or ingredients of the
of the antioxidant mix, CopRice also notes that it is not aware of any Greyhound that has returned a positive result for caffeine while being fed CopRice Working Dog.  Furthermore, to support this position, CopRice submitted three separate samples of Working Dog to an independent laboratory for testing, none of which showed detectable levels of caffeine. 
 

Currently CopRice is working with the Greyhound Racing Integrity Unit who are independently testing CopRice Working Dog food for caffeine and we will share the outcome of these tests when finalised in approximately 2 weeks. If you require any further clarification or information, please do not hesitate to contact your CopRice representative who will put you in touch with our nutrition team.  

CopRice Feeds– Bulk feeds 1800 267 742 (Australia)  Packaged Products    1800 029 901 (Australia)    Ph: 0508 267 742 (New Zealand)

CopRice is a division of Ricegrowers Limited ABN 55 007 481 156 trading as SunRice                      www.coprice.com.au  
 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Craig Symes said:

For those of you that are using Coprice Working Dog and have any concerns,

I have been able to get a statement from Coprice to say where they are at, in regards to the Green Tea in the Working Dog.

Hope this helps
 
 
29th March 2019 
 
CopRice Working Dog Food  
 
CopRice has been using an antioxidant pack in its Working Dog products for the last 6 years. This antioxidant pack is sourced from a reputable supplier and as CopRice understands, it is commonly used in the pet food industry. In February this year, CopRice changed it’s Working Dog packaging, and in the interests of transparency, CopRice chose to show the ingredient breakdown of the antioxidant pack, an element of which is a very low level of green tea extract.  
 
CopRice acknowledges that the greyhound industry considers caffeine a banned substance, owing to the fact that it is considered a diuretic and a stimulant. CopRice notes that the level of caffeine in the CopRice Working Dog products is below the recognised threshold and as such, it is unlikely that a Greyhound fed only CopRice working Dog in accordance with the feeding guidelines would return a positive result for Caffeine.  
 
CopRice confirms that there has been no change to the recipe or ingredients contained in the Working Dog Product, nor to the recipe or ingredients of the
of the antioxidant mix, CopRice also notes that it is not aware of any Greyhound that has returned a positive result for caffeine while being fed CopRice Working Dog.  Furthermore, to support this position, CopRice submitted three separate samples of Working Dog to an independent laboratory for testing, none of which showed detectable levels of caffeine. 
 

Currently CopRice is working with the Greyhound Racing Integrity Unit who are independently testing CopRice Working Dog food for caffeine and we will share the outcome of these tests when finalised in approximately 2 weeks. If you require any further clarification or information, please do not hesitate to contact your CopRice representative who will put you in touch with our nutrition team.  

CopRice Feeds– Bulk feeds 1800 267 742 (Australia)  Packaged Products    1800 029 901 (Australia)    Ph: 0508 267 742 (New Zealand)

CopRice is a division of Ricegrowers Limited ABN 55 007 481 156 trading as SunRice                      www.coprice.com.au  
 

 

 

 

Thanks Craig for the above information.Be good to hear the results of tests 

 

 

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