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Update from the BHA on requirements for Equine Influenza

Friday, November 15, 2019

1. Introduction   Following temporary changes to the Equine Influenza vaccination requirements earlier this year, we indicated that we would be consulting...

BHA update: Equine Influenza

Thursday, September 19, 2019

1. Introduction Following a decrease in the number of reported outbreaks of Equine Influenza in the United Kingdom and Europe, the BHA Veterinary Committee...

BHA advises against the use of injectable Omeprazole in racehorses based on the presence of testosterone in product

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Following the advice note to trainers in June 2019, the BHA can advise that analysis of a number of products which contain Omeprazole has been performed...

Revised and more accessible Rules of Racing now available to view online

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Re-written rules which will take effect on 1 September now available to view online. Workshops available to assist participants in becoming familiar...


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...