LEXINGTON, Ky. (Thursday,  October 4, 2018) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that RegVetCE19, a two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians, will be held March 4-5, 2019 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino.


The one-of-kind-conference provides training and implements best practices directly related to the protection of the health and welfare of the racehorse. Topics expected to be covered at RegVetCE19 include:


  • Pharmacology for regulatory veterinarians
  • Pre-race examinations in the shedrow
  • Out of Competition integrity strategies
  • Regulating therapeutic medications
  • Official testing laboratory process and expectations
  • The statistics of therapeutic thresholds development
  • The great unknown: compounding, illegal new medications, misbranding, mislabeling, and adulterated substances
  • Global perspective: International and U.S. medication regulation


As was the case at the inaugural RegVetCE held in June at Keeneland, It is anticipated that veterinary continuing education credits will be offered by The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).


Participation in RegVetCE19 is limited to active official veterinarians employed or sponsored by a racetrack or regulatory authority. Select additional participants may be admitted at the discretion of organizers. Registration is now open at http://ntra.kinsta.cloud/reg-vet-ce/. The cost is $300 per person and space is limited. Information on the conference also is available by contacting Julia Sisoumankhara at the RMTC at jsisoumankhara@rmtcnet.com or (859) 759-4081.


The inaugural RegVetCE attracted 70 participants representing more than 100 international racetracks.


About the RMTC

The RMTC consists of 23 racing industry stakeholders and organizations that represent Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse and Arabian racing. The organization works to develop and promote uniform rules, policies and testing standards at the national level; coordinate research and educational programs that seek to ensure the integrity of racing and the health and welfare of racehorses and participants; and protect the interests of the racing public.


About the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance is a standing organization establishing standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horseracing and to secure their implementation. Corporate partners of the Alliance include Insurance Office of America and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Information on the Alliance, including the Alliance Code of Standards, can be found at NTRAalliance.com