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Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from dihydrotestosterone.

It has been used as an appetite stimulant, in geriatric patients with muscle wasting and debility as well as a performance enhancer in greyhound and in the treatment of anemia and tracheal collapse.

Greyhound drug testing routinely screens this chemical in the urine as well as other illicit compounds such as erythropoietin[1][2], caffeine, procaine and quinine[3][4].

Recommended dose in the dog is 1 - 2 mg/kg given intramuscularly once a month,


  1. Bartlett C et al (2006) Detection of the administration of human erythropoietin (HuEPO) to canines. J Anal Toxicol 30(9):663-669
  2. Tay, S et al (1996) Evaluation of ELISA tests for erythropoietin (EPO) detection. In Proceedings of the l l th International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians, D.E. Auer and E. Houghton, Eds. R&W Publications, Newmarket, England. pp:410-414
  3. Dumasia MC et al (2002) Biotransformation of cyclizine in greyhounds. 1: Identification and analysis of cyclizine and some basic metabolites in canine urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Xenobiotica 32(9):795-807
  4. Moore CM (1990) Solid-phase cation exchange extraction of basic drugs from the urine of racing greyhounds. J Forensic Sci Soc '30(3):123-9