01/22/2002 1:00AM

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Jerry Black, a veterinarian from Oakdale, Calif., has been named president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Black, a senior partner in the Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, is also chairman of the American Horse Council's Animal Welfare Task Force. . . . . The death of John Sikura, a prominent owner and breeder in Canada, has been confirmed as accidental following a review by the office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario. Sikura died at age 60 of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation in his automobile after it burst into flames in the driveway of his home in November 1994. . . . The Race Track Chaplaincy of America has elected Thoroughbred owner and breeder Don Dean its new president. Dean also sits on the board of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association at Charles Town, W. Va., and is president of the Charles Town chaplaincy council. . . . Stephane Bouchard, who raced primarily at Yonkers Raceway in New York, has been named Harness Tracks of America's 2001 Driver of the Year. . . . The AAEP has issued volume three of its "Guidelines for Drug Detection Times," prepared by Dr. Richard Sams, director of the analytical toxicology laboratory at Ohio State University. The guide provides information on factors affecting drug detection times and chemical profiles of dantrolene, ketamine, omeprazoe, pentazocine, phenytoin, promazine, pseudophedrine, pyrilamine, terbutaline, and tripelennamine.