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 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.
DEFRA’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate, the body that seized 124 unlicensed drugs from Sheikh Mohammed’s Newmarket stables in August, has revealed it had no input into Lord Stevens’s subsequent investigation for racing’s most powerful owner. Continue reading
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.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced the conclusion of its investigation to determine whether horses trained by Philip Fenton should be allowed to run at the Cheltenham Festival. Continue reading
Three vets have resigned from Godolphin as part of the reshuffle that has resulted in long-serving racing manager Simon Crisford leaving his role to become Sheikh Mohammed’s global racing adviser. Continue reading
Research at the Dick Vet, funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB), is yielding some clues regarding the provenance and risk factors for sudden death in equine racehorses. Continue reading
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