Rule 60 – Inoculations

The Racecourse Executive shall arrange that documentary evidence of any previous inoculations in the form of a certificate issued by a Veterinary Surgeon, shall be required of the Owner of a Greyhound entering the Licensed Kennels of attached Trainers. An Unattached Trainer shall make similar arrangements.

A licensed Trainer shall be provided on request, by the Racing Manager of any GBGB Licensed Racecourse, with details of any inoculations held within the BGRDb for any specified Greyhound. A licensed Trainer shall produce, or arrange for a Veterinary Surgeon to produce, within 7 Days, to any such Racing Manager, documentary evidence of inoculation of any Greyhound while in his/her charge, and shall be given and retain a receipt in the form of a copy of a Vaccination Certificate.

A Greyhound in Licensed Kennels shall be required to have had such inoculations as may be prescribed by the Greyhound Regulatory Board. Such inoculations shall be by vaccines which are licensed for use in the United Kingdom.

A Greyhound in Licensed Kennels shall be required to have had full inoculations against:

i)  Distemper;

ii)  Viral Hepatitis;

iii)  Leptospira Canicola

iv)  Leptospira Icterhaemorrhagiae;

v)  Parvovirus;

and any other required vaccination as shall be notified from time to time. Booster inoculations shall be required at twelve-Monthly intervals from the date of the initial Puppy inoculations. Before any Puppy is earmarked by the GBGB it shall have completed a primary vaccination course in accordance with the vaccine manufacturer’s instructions by a Veterinary Surgeon against, in particular, Distemper, Viral Hepatitis and Leptospirosis (first dose) and Parvovirus.

Earmarking should only be carried out following these vaccinations to enable the immune responses to vaccination to become more effective. Adult greyhounds presented to race or trial without a valid vaccination record require a primary and secondary vaccination as per manufacturer’s guidelines for a specific vaccine.