ARVS launch database of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons

The ARVS are always endeavoring to improve the benefits we offer to members, and to assist other industry bodies. After consultations with BHA, Racecourses and Veterinary Surgeons working on Racecourses and Point to Point courses, we have decided to build a database of Veterinary Surgeons qualified by CMS attendance and willing to work, or already working, on Racecourses or at Point to Points.

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HM The Queen’s Horse Tests Positive For Morphine

It was announced by the British Horseracing Authority last week that a number of post-race samples obtained after recent race meetings had tested for morphine. The morphine is thought to have come from feed contamination, with supplier Dodson and Horell stating that one of their suppliers had informed them ‘of a possible component contamination.’ Continue reading

BHA Report on Positive Samples of Morphine

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has been notified by LGC analytical laboratory (formerly HFL Sport Science) that a number of post-race samples obtained from recent race meetings have been found, upon analysis of the ‘A’ samples, to have present in them morphine, a prohibited substance on raceday under the Rules. BHA have received certificates of analysis to this effect. Continue reading

BHA update Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons general instructions

The BHA have updated Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons general instructions on 29th March 2014 for all veterinary surgeons attending racecourses. They are available in the Downloads section of the Members Area as:

British Horseracing Authority General Instructions – Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons

ARVS 2014 Summer Scientific Meeting

ARVS day meeting on 3rd June 2014 at Tattersalls, Newmarket

Medication in Racing: “What’s legal, what isn’t; what works, what doesn’t”.

The summer meeting this year focuses on therapeutics and aims to update clinicians on the benefits (and potential perils) of medicating horses that race or compete.

The subject areas will be diverse, ranging from legal and regulatory aspects to common clinical problems that we see in racehorses.

To download a Registration form please go to the Events page.