|12/01/2023||Is your EHMP about to expire?||
Under the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds (The Code), every property where active greyhounds are kept, requires a valid Establishment Health Management Plan (EHMP). EHMPs document your planned approach to many aspects of caring for racing greyhounds, such as vaccination programs, dental management, preparing greyhounds for retirement and more.
Every EHMP must be reviewed annually by the person in charge of the establishment, and must be renewed every three years, even if no changes are required.
As EHMPs have been required since January 2020, many are now due for renewal. It is important to remember that without a valid EHMP, you are in breach of the Domestic Animals Act and the Code, and may face penalties.
How to renew your EHMP:
Please examine your EHMP to work out when it expires.
A template EHMP which was designed to be compliant with The Code, can be found here. If you do not wish to use the template, you can design your own, but you must ensure it is Code compliant.
Please note, when renewing your EHMP, you must have a new copy signed; it is not acceptable for expired EHMPs to have new dates and signatures added.
If you do not have a printer, you can obtain a blank copy from your nearest Greyhound Racing Club, where Raceday Stewards will be able to provide you with a copy.
Once the relevant sections are completed, it must be signed by the person in charge of your property, and a registered vet.
Then, it must be declared online, via this website; https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/code-of-practice/ehmp-declaration/.
You do not need to send your completed EHMP to GRV; it must be kept at the property and be presented on request by a Steward or GRV Officer.
Additional information can be found on here; https://greyhoundcare.grv.org.au/code-of-practice/.
If you are unsure about any of these requirements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Racing Services on 03 8329 1100, and you will be directed to someone who can assist