It is a priority of the racing industry that the welfare of all participants, including the animals, is maintained at the highest possible standards.
A requirement of registration is that trainers provide proper facilities and accommodation for the animals in their charge and these animals are maintained to the highest levels. Stewards actively conduct inspections of properties to ensure that the proper upkeep of the animals and the establishment is maintained.
On race days qualified veterinarians, who are experienced with the animals that are competing, ensure, amongst other things, that the welfare of the animals is never compromised.
In addition the veterinarians are on hand to provide advice to industry participants as well as any necessary treatment required on race day
The Stewards rely heavily and as a consequence are strongly guided by the opinions of the Course Veterinarians in respect to matters relating to animal welfare.
The restrictions on drugs in racing, which includes stimulants, analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs, not only ensures the confidence of the betting public that races are determined through honest means, but also ensures that the animals competing do so on their own merits without compromising their welfare.
|Name:||Dr Judith Medd|
|Description:||Racing Industry Veterinarian|
|Phone:||(08) 9445 5459|
|Mobile:||0419 933 719|
|Fax:||(08) 9479 3116|