Rule 116 – Veterinary Surgeon’s further examination, and attendance

i)  A register of attendance of Veterinary Surgeons shall be kept at the racecourse, recording;

a)  the date of the race, trial or sales trials; and

b)  the name, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons membership number and signature of the attending Veterinary Surgeon.

ii)  The attending Veterinary Surgeon must attest in the register that, before each race, trial or sales trial, he or she inspected every Greyhound which took part.

iii)  The information referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) must be kept for at least 3 years from the date of the race, trial or sales trial.

iv)  Every Greyhound to take part in a Trial or Race shall again be inspected by a Veterinary Surgeon, or a person jointly nominated by the Racing Manager or his deputy and the Veterinary Surgeon in attendance, on leaving the Racing Paddock prior to such Trial or Race.

v)  The Veterinary Surgeon shall remain at the Racecourse throughout a Trials or Race Meeting, shall as far as possible watch every Trial and Race and shall inspect each Greyhound prior to or on its return to the Racing Paddock after a Trial or Race, and shall carry out all reasonable requests made to him/her by the Local Stewards.