February 13, 2020 – The Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Safety & Integrity Alliance today announced that registration is full for their third annual Reg Vet CE Conference scheduled for March 2-3, 2020, at Santa Anita Park.
A total of 60 veterinarians representing North America and the Caribbean, Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain, and Chile will participate in 18 hours of continuing education approved by the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) program of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). Lectures, labs, and on-track drills will be tailored to the needs of the racing regulatory veterinarian. Attendees will also receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and the Environment’s Cooperative Extension Department.
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. For additional information, visit the RMTC website at rmtcnet.com
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. Information on the Alliance, including the Alliance Code of Standards, can be found at NTRAalliance.com.
The RMTC and NTRA wish to thank the generous supporters of Reg Vet CE 2020: American Association of Equine Practitioners, AQHA Racing, Breeders’ Cup Limited, California Thoroughbred Trainers, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Industrial Laboratories Inc., Keeneland Association, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, New York Racing Association, Oak Tree Racing Association, Ohio HBPA, The Jockey Club, Santa Anita Park, The Stronach Group, Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates North America Inc. (speaker sponsor), and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and the Environment’s Cooperative Extension Department.
“Horse welfare and the sustainability of horse racing are critically important emerging issues. Significant continuing education opportunities for horse racing regulatory veterinarians are critical to the integrity of the racing industry and the welfare of the race horse. As such, MAVANA is honored to be a proud sponsor of this year’s RMTC and NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliances third annual Regulatory Vet Continuing Education Conference at Santa Anita Racetrack.” – Dr. Jeff Blea, DVM – von Bluecher, Blea, Hunkin, Inc.