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03/09/2020 Keeping out of the woods: avoiding positive arsenic swabs GRV would like to take this opportunity to remind participants to be mindful of greyhounds chewing or licking kennels or yards constructed with CCA (Copper Chromium Arsenate) treated (‘tanalised’) timber. CCA, used to preserve and protect wood from dry rot, fungi, mould, termites, and other pests, contains arsenic, and has been the likely cause of several urinary arsenic threshold breaches in recent times. Pdf Icon
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03/09/2020 Food for thought: Fuel your champ for optimum health and performance Greyhound Monthly Victoria article on nutrition. Refer to Nutrition FAQs for more detail. Pdf Icon
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24/08/2020 Kennel Cough FAQs - updated Veterinary Fact Sheet for kennel cough and greyhounds, including different infectious causes, diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines available to prevent the disease and its impact. Updated to include Canine Haemorrhagic Pneumonia, which may be seen with or without Kennel Cough and causes more severe symptoms and requires immediate veterinary attention. Pdf Icon
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12/08/2020 Veterinary Fact Sheet - Nutrition FAQs This detailed fact sheet explains the main components of food and their role in maintaining good health and performance in the greyhound, and how to scientifically calculate what you are actually feeding your greyhound. It may also help trainers to avoid unnecessary costs of feeding and supplementation, and understand potential problems and risks associated with certain foods. Pdf Icon
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01/07/2020 What's in your greyhound's food bowl? The following article was published in the July 2020 edition of Greyhound Monthly Victoria and includes information about how to avoid positive swabs from contamination through knackery meat and personal medication. Pdf Icon
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11/06/2020 Notice to Participants – Ehrlichia canis in WA dogs Western Australia has recently reported a small number of cases of the exotic and notifiable disease Ehrlichia canis in dogs (not greyhounds) in the Kimberley region. This notice explains signs to monitor for and importance of controlling brown ticks, which spread the disease. Pdf Icon
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01/06/2020 COVID-19 and Greyhounds FAQ Veterinary Fact Sheet for COVID-19 and Greyhounds, including key points and link to further information. Pdf Icon
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01/06/2020 External Parasites FAQs Veterinary Fact Sheet for external parasites and greyhounds, including different parasites and products available to prevent them. Pdf Icon
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01/06/2020 Internal Parasites FAQs Veterinary Fact Sheet for internal parasites and greyhounds, including different parasites and products available to prevent them. Pdf Icon
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01/06/2020 Kennel Cough FAQs Veterinary Fact Sheet for kennel cough and greyhounds, including different infectious causes, diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines available to prevent the disease and its impact. Pdf Icon
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28/02/2020 Biosecurity Information for Participants The attached biosecurity FAQ provides a set of useful measures to reduce the spread of infectious diseases, and is aimed at limiting the impact of contagious diseases on the industry. Pdf Icon
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28/02/2020 Medical Fact Sheet - FAQs - Infectious Gastroenteritis This FAQ explains the importance of appropriate identification and management of infectious gastroenteritis in greyhound racing kennels, to limit the effect of any disease on your greyhounds.   Pdf Icon
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28/02/2020 Greyhounds Australasia - Notice to Industry Participants - Gastrointestinal Illness in Greyhounds Gastrointestinal Illness in Greyhounds - confirmed cases of canine enteric coronavirus
Includes:
* Update on situation around Australian jurisdictions
* Practical actions to minimise the risk of disease spread within the industry
* Key facts of canine enteric coronavirus
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14/02/2020 Greyhound Husbandry FAQs - Facility Design Advice on designing a housing facility that supports good physical and mental health of greyhounds, including minimising the risk of disease transmission. Pdf Icon
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14/02/2020 Greyhound Husbandry FAQs - Sanitation Practice Sanitation practice refers to the process of cleaning and disinfecting a greyhound facility to provide an environment that is healthy and comfortable for animals and staff, and prevents disease spread within the facility. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Definition of Permanently Banned Prohibited Substance Notice to Participants - Change to list of permanently banned prohibited substances (GAR 79A) made in Greyhounds Australasia Rules. GRV effective date 22 August 2018. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Medical Fact Sheet - FAQs - Poor body condition GRV provides the attached FAQs explaining how to recognise poor body condition in your greyhound and when you should seek veterinary advice Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Exempted substance - Norethisterone Notice to Participants - Norethisterone for the control of oestrus in females introduced as an exempted substance (GAR 1) in Greyhounds Australasia Rules. GRV effective date 22 August 2018. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 REMINDER - GAR 84B - Possession on course GRV reminds participants of the following information published on 8 December 2015 Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Injury & Illness Management Having the skills and knowledge to prevent, identify, and offer first aid to injuries or medical conditions is important to the welfare of your greyhounds. As a participant, you are in a position to know what is normal and to notice any changes for each greyhound in your care.

These 20 Fact Sheets provide guidance on recognising the signs of a problem, preventing injuries and illnesses; as well as how to treat a condition or situation including when to seek veterinary help. Topics range from recognising signs of illness and injury on-track and off-track to wounds, micro-fractures, bandaging and splints.

- First Aid Kit
- Signs of a Healthy Greyhound
- Signs of an Unhealthy Greyhound
- Nutrition
- Exercise and Recovery
- Vet Examination
- Signs of Illness and Injury On-Track
- Recognising Illness and Injury Off-Track
- General Treatment Principles and When to Get Help
- Bandaging and Splints
- Body Condition Scorecard
- Micro-fractures
- Wounds
- Illness Identification
- Heat Stress
- Fleas
- Anaemia
- Kennel Cough
- Water Diabetes
- Early Education and Improving Your Chances of Racing Success

The series of Downloadable Fact Sheets listed below are available on the Greyhound Care & Standards website here: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/injury-and-illness-management/
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01/01/2020 Endorsement Request Form An easy to use request form that can be provided to Stewards during kenneling if you wish to apply for your greyhound to race with any bandages/endorsements Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Medical Fact Sheet - FAQs - Happy Tail GRV provides the attached FAQs for managing 'happy tail' in greyhounds and when you should seek veterinary attention Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Medical Fact Sheet - FAQs - Wounds GRV provides the attached FAQs for wounds in greyhounds that explains what to do if you see a wound on your greyhound and when you should seek veterinary attention Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 GAR 83A - Re- Issued Advice October 2019 Restrictions on Race Day Treatments and Day prior to racing Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 REMINDER - Buying Safe & Effective Vet Products GRV reminds participants on the published attached fact sheet “Medicines and your greyhound - Buying safe and effective vet products” published on 10 July 2018.

Participants are strongly encouraged to take this opportunity to clean up their kennel medications and appropriately discard any non-compliant, unregistered, or expired products, medications or treatments including non-APVMA registered injectable substances.
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01/01/2020 REMINDER - FAQ Cobalt threshold GRV reminds participants on the published FAQ on Cobalt in Greyhounds on 01 January 2018 and 08 December 2015. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Further Warning - Arsenic On 1 July 2016, Greyhounds Australasia introduced a urinary threshold for arsenic of 800 ng/mL within GAR 83 (11). GRV wishes to reiterate previously published warnings surrounding the arsenic threshold and advise of husbandry practices trainers should avoid to minimise their risk of breaching the threshold. Please see the attachment for further information. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 REMINDER - GRV Feeding, Medication and Supplement Guidelines REMINDER - GRV Feeding, Medication and Supplement Guidelines Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Definition of Prohibited Substance Notice to Participants - Change to definition of prohibited substances (GAR 1) made in Greyhounds Australasia Rules. GRV effective date 22 August 2018. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Out of Competition Testing (GAR 79A) - FAQs GRV provides the attached FAQs explaining Out of Competition Testing for permanently banned prohibited substances in greyhounds Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Warning to trainers - Levamisole usage in greyhounds Participants are advised of the risks of returning a positive swab if using antiparasitics containing the active constituent Levamisole. All other antiparasitics are exempted substances under the Greyhounds Australasia Rules. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Medical Fact Sheet - FAQs - Veterinary Attention GRV provides the attached FAQs explaining when you should seek veterinary attention for your greyhound Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 GRV Breeder Booklets Good breeding knowledge and excellent breeding planning are key to the sustainability and success of Victoria’s greyhound racing industry. If you are looking to learn more about breeding, whelping and raising greyhound puppies take a look at these eight booklets. Topics range from thinking about breeding, genetics, starting a breeding program to pregnancy, care and husbandry.

Booklet 1: Thinking About Breeding Greyhounds
Booklet 2: Developing a Breeding Program – Understanding Genetics
Booklet 3: Starting a Breeding Program
Booklet 4: Care and Husbandry in the Breeding Environment
Booklet 5: Reproductive Anatomy – Getting Pregnant
Booklet 6: Pregnancy
Booklet 7: Whelping
Booklet 8: Care and Early Development

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/breeding/breeder-resources/
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01/01/2020 Abnormal behaviour in greyhounds Abnormal behaviours indicate that there is, or was, a problem with a greyhound’s environment at some time and is a coping mechanism. These behaviours use energy and will impact on the greyhound’s ability to learn, race and enjoy life. This information provides some useful tips on identifying and addressing abnormal behaviours.

Identifying and managing abnormal behaviours in greyhounds
Managing barking in the kennel environment
Anti-Barking Electronic Collars – Legal Requirements in Victoria
Behaviour and racing success
Greyhounds, stress and boredom

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/health-and-well-being/managing-other-problem-behaviours-in-greyhounds/#stress_and_boredom
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01/01/2020 Abnormal behaviours Fact Sheet Abnormal behaviours indicate that there is, or was, a problem with a greyhound’s environment at some time and is a coping mechanism. These behaviours use energy and will impact on the greyhound’s ability to learn, race and enjoy life. This fact sheet provides some useful tips on identifying and addressing abnormal behaviours. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Rehoming Guide - Information for participants If you are preparing to rehome your greyhounds, there are some great resources for participants as well for new owners on topics such as separation anxiety.

The Re-homing Guide – Information for Participants, provides important and practical information to assist participants with re-homing their greyhounds on retirement. This guide includes information about preparing your greyhound for re-homing, the wind-down period, and the requirements once a new owner is found.

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/rehoming/

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01/01/2020 Becoming a Greyhound Attendant If you want to understand more about catching, attending and training greyhounds, there are some great resources on what is involved. Across 13 booklets, these range from understanding what happens at the race-track to setting up a training environment and greyhound health and anatomy to education and training and preparing a greyhound for rehoming.

An Attendant is a person who is authorised to be physically in charge of a greyhound at the racetrack. They are responsible for representing a Trainer and carrying out all the responsibilities of a Trainer, such as transporting, boxing, parading, kennelling or catching the greyhounds on race night and sometimes at the trainer’s kennel. Attendants require a minimum level of education before they can attend a greyhound on race day.

The following series of 6 short booklets provide you with important information on becoming an attendant:

Introduction
Greyhound Basics
At the Racetrack – Kennelling, Preparing for Racing, Boxing and Catching
At the Racetrack – After the Race
Occupational Health and Safety
Completing the Assessment

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/get-involved/
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01/01/2020 Hygiene And Cleanliness To Prevent And Manage Disease Disease can have a significant impact on both ourselves and the greyhounds in our care. Disease outbreaks in kennels can have a huge impact on your ability to race dogs for a long period of time. This information provides some useful tips to avoiding and managing a disease outbreak.

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/health-and-well-being/preventing-and-managing-disease-through-hygiene-and-cleanliness/
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01/01/2020 Socialising greyhounds for racing success A greyhound’s ability to confidently cope and adapt to different situations as it prepares for, and undertakes, a racing career is key to racing success. This booklet provides valuable information on how to expose your greyhounds to positive experiences through socialisation and enrichment. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Becoming a Greyhound Owner-Trainer If you want to understand more about catching, attending and training greyhounds, there are some great resources on what is involved. Across 13 booklets, these range from understanding what happens at the race-track to setting up a training environment and greyhound health and anatomy to education and training and preparing a greyhound for rehoming.

Becoming an Owner-Trainer is a big decision. Owner-Trainers are only permitted to train greyhounds they personally own. GRV strongly recommends you seek a mentor within the industry and you have spent some time working with a learning from an experienced trainer before you make the decision to become an Owner-Trainer yourself.

Owner-Trainers need to have the correct facilities, knowledge and skill to care for and train greyhounds they own. The following series of 5 booklets provide important information about being an Owner-Trainer (in addition to the Attendant booklets):

Setting Up the Training Environment
Greyhound Health
Education and Training
Nominating
Preparing a Greyhound for Re-homing

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/get-involved/
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01/01/2020 Early education and improving chances of racing success Learning about their environment from a pup is important in helping a greyhound cope confidently with experiences it will face in life. This Fact Sheet provides some great tips on preparing a greyhound for experiences they are likely to face on race day. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Understanding fearful behaviour Anyone who has been in the greyhound industry for any length of time will have seen greyhounds which are ‘spooky’, ‘high-strung’ or ‘nervy’ or scared. These dogs can be difficult to handle, both at home and at the track, and can be a challenge to get race ready. This section address fearfulness and what can be done to help prevent it.

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/health-and-well-being/understanding-fearful-behaviour/
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01/01/2020 Becoming a Greyhound Public Trainer If you want to understand more about catching, attending and training greyhounds, there are some great resources on what is involved. Across 13 booklets, these range from understanding what happens at the race-track to setting up a training environment and greyhound health and anatomy to education and training and preparing a greyhound for rehoming.

A Public Trainer is the highest level of trainer GRV offers. Public Trainers are permitted to care and train for greyhounds owned by other people. Public Trainers usually have many years of experience as an Owner-Trainer before making the decision to expand their training to include other people’s greyhounds.

As a Public Trainer, you hold a greater level of responsibility than Owner-Trainers and must have an appropriate level of education. You must understand the importance of training contracts, have a greater level of skill in the physiology and anatomy of a greyhound and identifying and treating injury and illness. The following 2 booklets provide you with additional important information on being a Public Trainer (in Addition to the Attendant and Owner-Trainer Booklets):

The Public Trainer
Advanced Knowledge

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/get-involved/
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01/01/2020 Barking in the racing kennel environment Excessive barking is one of the most common disruptions to a greyhound kennel. Abnormal barking behaviour is where a greyhound continues to bark for extended periods of time for no apparent reason. It can be a sign that something is not quite right. This booklet discusses excessive barking and presents different options for managing and retraining excessive barkers.

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/health-and-well-being/managing-other-problem-behaviours-in-greyhounds/#managing_barking

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01/01/2020 New owners - Pet greyhound Post adoption care guide The Post Adoption Care Guide – New Owner has been developed for participants to pass onto the new owner of the greyhound. The Information for New Owners Guide includes a form for participants to complete that will ensure that all relevant information about the specific greyhound (including any health and/or behaviour issues) is passed onto the new owner, along with helpful information about caring for a greyhound and all legal requirements relating to pet greyhound ownership.

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/rehoming/
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01/01/2020 Benefits of feeding a kibble diet There are many benefits to feeding a kibble diet to your greyhound. Here you will find useful information on providing a kibble diet. Further detailed information is provided in the Nutrition FAQs.

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/health-and-well-being/feeding-medication-supplement-guidelines/#kibble
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01/01/2020 Greyhounds, stress and boredom We have probably all experienced at some time situations where our greyhounds, particularly those in a kennel environment, are behaving in a way that does not look normal. Abnormal behaviours are often a sign that your greyhound is stressed. This section provides some great tips on addressing stress and boredom.

Link: https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/health-and-well-being/managing-other-problem-behaviours-in-greyhounds/#stress_and_boredom
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01/01/2020 Behavioural Enrichment FAQs Veterinary Fact Sheet for behavioural enrichment in greyhounds. In addition to providing appropriate nutrition, health and shelter for a greyhound, social and mental stimulation are also important requirements in the keeping of greyhounds. Enrichment is an important tool in providing for their social and mental stimulation. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Oral Health FAQs Veterinary Fact Sheet for maintaining good oral health in greyhounds, including a dental disease score chart. Pdf Icon
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01/01/2020 Arsenic Threshold Reminder The following notice was published in the April 2018 edition of Greyhound Monthly Victoria and includes information about CCA treated timber or the feeding of seaweed or sardines (or other seafood) to greyhounds and the risk of breaching the arsenic threshold. Pdf Icon
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