New Process for On-Track Greyhound Injuries
31 March 2023
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is implementing a new process that will improve the management of on-track greyhound injuries.
From 1 April 2023, stewards will have the power to direct an injured or ill greyhound to be taken to an off-track veterinarian for follow-up treatment.
What does this mean for me?
In the event of a greyhound illness or injury, QRIC stewards can now direct greyhound trainers/owners to take your animal to a veterinarian.
Failure to follow these directions could result in financial penalties or license suspensions.
You will receive additional paperwork to take with you to the off-track vet, and the vet will be required to sign it and send it back to QRIC.
The new process will also mean better injury and treatment information sharing between on-track and off-track vets.
The new process will not affect eligibility requirements to the Racing Queensland Race Meeting Injury Scheme (RMIS).
Why has this new process been introduced?
The new process will improve the sharing of clinical records between on-track and off-track vets.
The Commission has worked in consultation with experienced greyhound veterinarians across Australia to develop an injury management system that aligns and is consistent with the other States. It will also help improve animal care and reduce delays with dogs being taken to off-track veterinarians.
We will also support you to understand and implement the new system with your private, off-track treating veterinarians.
For further information: Stewards@qric.qld.gov.au