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Posted on 20 October 2017
The BHA have advised that the “VO29 Ringworm – Certificate of Non-Contagiousness” form has been updated following a period of consultation with the BHA Veterinary Committee and the National Trainers Federation. The old VO29 form will not be accepted on racecourses from 01 December 2017. The new form is available here.
Posted on 27 January 2017
The last thing a trainer needs is for a horse to return a positive sample post-race, despite following all of the rules on medication control when managing a horse’s recovery from injury, back to the racecourse. Yet, this is what some trainers have faced in relation to intra-articular administration of corticosteroids. The National Trainers Federation (NTF) are working […]
Posted on 16 July 2016
New FREE iPhone App A new horse health iPhone app named EquiBioSafe, has been launched to aid bio-security across the industry. The app will be:- Free and available to all – by both smartphone and tablet. Convenient – providing disease control advice, wherever you are. Helpful to everyone involved with horses – to prevent infectious disease and […]
Posted on 22 June 2016
The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is organised by The US Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The summit is held annually every June in Lexington, Kentucky and is FREE and open to the public. It attracts international speakers and brings together a cross-section of the breeding, racing and veterinary communities from around the world, […]
Posted on 6 April 2016
It’s that time of year again when many start vocalising an opinion on the use of horses in horseracing and other equine disciplines due to the Grand National at Aintree but debates often become ill-informed and don’t serve any positive benefit to equine welfare in the long term. There are of course, many who are passionate […]
Posted on 10 November 2015
This Code of Practice outlines procedures that should be followed by trainers in conjunction with their veterinary surgeons should an outbreak of infectious disease occur in a training yard. Bio-containment describes the measures that should be taken to reduce the spread of a disease within or between premises once an infection has been identified. The […]