Only about two weeks remain to register for the inaugural Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE conference (#RegVetCE), set for June 25-26 at Keeneland. The two-day continuing education conference for regulatory and official racetrack veterinarians presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) will cover topics related to pre-race examinations, on-track protocols, test barn best practices, data and documentation, technology resources, and biosecurity.
Online registration is available through June 1 at https://www.ntra.com/reg-vet-ce, along with the full agenda featuring 21 guest speakers and social events.
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 the organizers.
#RegVetCE is devised to complement the annual Grayson-Jockey Club Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit (WSS), which is open to all and starts the following day, on June 27. Separate registration for the Summit is available at https://www.grayson-jockeyclub.org/WelfareSafety.
The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) has approved #RegVet CE to offer 18.5 veterinarian continuing education credits.
Regulatory/Official Veterinary CE is made possible through the generous support of The Stronach Group, Keeneland, and New York Racing Association. Additional support has been provided by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, LGC Science, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, NTRA Advantage, Oak Tree Racing Association, RMTC, The Jockey Club, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Truesdail Laboratories, and University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs.
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.