Rule 110B – Veterinary Treatment Room

i)  The attending Veterinary Surgeon must have access to either a room or a mobile facility which;

a)  is clean and has walls and floors with an impervious and easily cleanable surface;

b)  is lockable;

c)  is well lit;

d)  has heating and ventilation;

e)  has hot and cold running water;

f)  has an examination table suitable for examining Greyhounds;

g)  has a lockable cupboard suitable for the storage of veterinary medicines;

h)  has a fridge suitable for the storage of veterinary medicines;

i)  is located close enough to the area where a race or trial or sales trial is being undertaken to allow quick access in the case of an emergency;

j)  has a freezer suitable for the storage of a Greyhound carcase;

k)  the Racecourse Executive shall ensure is kept clean and tidy at all times.

l)  contains a kennel, which complies with the Racecourse Executive’s requirements in relation to kennels and which is within reasonable proximity to the room or mobile facility used for emergency veterinary cases;

m)  has instruments, steriliser, veterinary medicines, dressings, cadaver bags, sharp disposal container etc. which shall be provided by the Veterinary Surgeon and paid for by the Racecourse Executive;

n)  shall offer a telephone link between the treatment room and the Stewards’ Box;

o)  unless dispensation is requested by the Racecourse Executive and granted by the Greyhound Regulatory Board or the Director of Regulation acting under its authority, shall have a monitor connected to the track’s closed circuit system (so that the Veterinary Surgeon is able to view replays and thus be more able to ascertain the cause of an injury), together with a speaker connected to the public address system.

ii)  The facilities described in sub-paragraph i must be for the sole use of the attending Veterinary Surgeon at all times.

iii)  The Veterinary Surgeon shall be responsible for disposal of all sharps and surgical waste.