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.

Forthcoming ARVS Firearms Course April 2014

The ARVS are running a further firearms course on the 23rd April 2014, near Ripple in Tewkesbury.

The course is aimed at all those who use firearms in practice, and at racecourses. The course will cover safe handling, maintenance, storage and use of firearms.

For further details of the course please access the Members Area and the section on Courses/Events.

Over £2m for Veterinary Science and Education in 2014

In 2014 the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) will be managing new veterinary scientific research investment on behalf of The Racing Foundation, the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) and the European Breeders Fund (EBF). In addition to the funding allocation approved by the Levy Board of £1.8m (an increase of 12.5% over 2013), £220,000 has been made available by the Foundation, and £20,000 by the EBF and TBA. Continue reading