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BHA notice: injectable omeprazole

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

In August 2019 the BHA published a notice regarding samples of injectable Omeprazole 100mg/ml (Bova UK), which had been found to contain low levels of...

Review of the Buying and Selling Practices of Bloodstock and Racehorses

Friday, December 20, 2019

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is pleased to release its review of the buying and selling of racehorses which was completed earlier this year...

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...


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...