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Advisory For Trainers/Vets In Kentucky

Published: September 1, 2020 12:14 pm ET

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On Tuesday, September 1, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Equine Medical Director Bruce A. Howard DVM issued an open letter to all KHRC licensed horsepeople and trainers in an effort to clarify questions being asked about the new regulations regarding veterinary treatment reports and pre-entry exam reports, which are now required as part of the new medication regulations in the state (for more information, click here).

In his letter, Howard explained that the veterinary records requirement is satisfied by the treatment sheets turned in by trainers' veterinarians. If any treatments are administered by the trainer which the veterinarian didn’t prescribe then a sheet documenting those treatments should be submitted as well. Treatment sheets can be turned in to the test barn or the judges’ office. They can also be faxed to the KHRC office (859-246-2039).

The exams should be conducted by the private veterinarian in the window from three days prior to entry up until entry day. The exam is at a minimum, watching the horse jog in hand. A statement from the veterinarian that the horse has been examined and is in their opinion 'suitable for racing' can be submitted to the test barn, the judges or faxed to the KHRC office.

Any questions should be directed to Bruce A. Howard DVM at 502-338-3730 or by email at [email protected].

(With files from the KHRC)

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