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Equestrian Sport Guidance

Resources for vets working with racehorses and sports horses


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Clarification regarding equine influenza protocols for runners from non-licensed yards

Friday, May 3, 2019

As part of its ongoing communication around the new equine influenza protocols which came in place from 1 May 2019, the BHA has today clarified the requirements...

Tracey Crouch MP appointed to racing’s Horse Welfare Board

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford and former Minister for Sport and Civil Society, has been appointed as an independent member of British racing...

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2019 and 2020 Application Round

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) veterinary science and education investment programme for 2019 includes:

UK listed status application approved to assure animal and animal product movements in a no-deal Brexit

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The UK’s listed status application has been agreed by European Union (EU) Member States after it met the animal health and biosecurity assurances required...


Top ten tips for working with competition horses


1. Never assume a horse is not running/competing.

2. Remember BHA rules on race days

3. Have a competent person with a bridle/chiffney

4. Have a working knowledge of withdrawal times

5. Common things remain common

6. Oral medications are a common cause of 'positive dope tests'

7. When doing an intra-articular procedure...

8. Never be blase with intra-articular procedures

9. Be seen to be clean

10. As I was told by a previous boss...