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June 25-26, 2018

Keeneland Racetrack

18.5 veterinarian CE credits approved by RACE – AAVSB

A first of its kind, two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians.

Presented by RMTC and NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

“Regulatory veterinarians hold a unique position in the protection of the health and welfare of the horse. The goal of this CE is to provide training directly related to their mission.”
Dr. Dionne Benson, RMTC

“Consistency of protocols across North American racing is critical to protect the welfare of the traveling horse. It is therefore crucial that every track and regulatory authority ensure their veterinarians participate in this one-of-a-kind event.”

Steve Koch, NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

#RegVetCE Registration

Participation in #RegVetCE is limited to active official vets employed or sponsored by a racetrack or regulatory authority. Select additional participants may be admitted at the discretion of organizers.

Registration is $250/person and includes all meals each day. The registration deadline is June 1, 2018

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The Grayson-Jockey Club Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit

The Regulatory Official Veterinary CE is designed to complement the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit (WSS). #RegVetCE attendees are encouraged to cross-register for both.

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The agenda was developed by the RMTC and the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance in collaboration with a committee of Equine Medical Directors and racetrack veterinarians.

Approval for veterinary CE credits is anticipated in advance of the conference.

Day 1 – June 25

Time Subject
8-8:15 Welcome – Keeneland

Why Regulatory Veterinarians Matter – Steve Koch

8:15-9:15 What do Regulatory Veterinarians Need to Know – Dr. Mary Scollay
9:15-9:45 Survey of North American Pre-Race Examination Programs – Dr. Dionne Benson
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30 Pre-Race Examinations – Panel Moderated by Dr. Larry Bramlage with Dr. Mary Scollay, Dr. Tim Grande, Dr. Michael Hardy, Dr. Scott Hay
11:30-12:00 Implementing Incompass in the Field – Cathy O’Meara, Kristin Leshney, Dr. Michael Hardy
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Pre-Race Examinations in the Shedrow
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Review of the Pre-Race Examinations
4:00-4:45 Medication Regulation at the Racetrack – Dr. Dionne Benson
4:45-5:15 New Model Rules Affecting the Regulatory Veterinarian – Steve Koch
6:00-8:30 Kentucky Horse Park
Cocktails at Hall of Champions – Guest of Honor Gene Carter
Dinner at International Museum of the Horse – Guest speaker Ed Bowen

Day 2 – June 26

Time Subject
8-8:15 The Raceday: What is the worst that can happen – Dr. Lynn Hovda
8:15-10:15 The Order of the Raceday and Official Veterinary Procedures – Panel Moderated by Dr. Jeff Blea with Dr. Lynn Hovda, Dr. Christy Klatt, and Dr. Greg Taylor
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Raceday Emergency Medications – Dr. John Hubbell
11:00-11:30 Equine Injury Database – Dr. Tim Parkin
11:30-12:00 Data: Beyond the Equine Injury Database – Dr. Rick Arthur
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 The Legal Ramifications of Test Sample Chain of Custody – Brad Beilly
2:00-3:00 Racing Surface Data Valuable to the Regulatory Veterinarian – Dr. Mick Peterson
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Providing a Best Chance at a Best Outcome for the Injured Racehorse – Dr. Alan Ruggles
4:00-5:15 Infectious Disease and Biosecurity at the Racetrack – Dr. Roberta Dwyer



column1-image1Dr. Larry Bramlage
column1-image1Dr. Lynn Hovda
column1-image2Dr. Michael Hardy

column2-image1Steve Koch

column1-image3Dr. Dionne Benson

column1-image3Dr. Scott Hay

column2-image1Dr. Greg Taylor

column1-image4Dr. Mary Scollay

column2-image1Dr. John Hubbell

column1-image5Dr. Jeff Blea

column1-image6Cathy O’Meara

column1-image6Dr. Christy Klatt

column2-image1Dr. Tim Parkin

column2-image1Dr. Rick Arthur

column2-image1Dr. Roberta Dwyer

column2-image1Dr. Mick Peterson

column2-image1Dr. Tim Grande

column2-image1Bradford J. Beilly, Esq.

column2-image1Kristin Leshney, Esq.

column2-image1Ed Bowen

column2-image1Dr. Alan Ruggles




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