Notice to Industry - Log Books

05 August 2022

Trainers are reminded of their obligations in relation to Log Books pursuant to Australian Harness Racing Rule (AHRR) 190B as follows:

AHRR 190B.  (1)  A trainer shall at all times keep and maintain a log book:-

(a)  listing all therapeutic substances in his or her possession;

(b)  recording all details of treatment administered to any horse in his or her care and including as a minimum requirement:

(i)         the name of the horse

(ii)        the date and time of administration of the treatment

(iii)       the name of the treatment (brand name of active constituent)

(iv)       the route of administration

(v)        the amount given

(vi)       the name and signature of the person or persons administering and/or authorising treatment.

(2)   For the purposes of this rule treatment includes:

(i)         all Controlled Drugs (Schedule 8) administered by a veterinarian

(ii)        all Prescription Animal Remedies (Schedule 4)

(iii)       all Prescription Only Medicines (Schedule 4) prescribed and/or dispensed by a veterinarian for off label use

(iv)       all injectable veterinary medicines (intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intra-articular) not already included above

(v)        all Pharmacist only (Schedule 3) and Pharmacy Only (Schedule 2) medicines

(vi)      all veterinary and other medicines containing other scheduled and unscheduled prohibited substances

(vii)      all alkalinising agents

(viii)     all herbal preparations.

(ix)     shockwave therapy

(x)     acupuncture (including laser treatment)

(xi)      chiropractic treatment

(xii)     the use of any electrical stimulation device (including  transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

(xiii)     magnetic field therapy

(xiv)   ultrasound

(xv)     any form of oxygen therapy including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

(3)  Details of the treatment administered to any horse must be entered into the log book on the day of the administration.

(4)  A trainer shall upon request produce such log book or register for inspection by the Stewards.

(5)  A trainer shall retain possession of a log book for a period of two years.

(6)  A trainer who fails to comply with the provisions of sub-rule (1), (3), (4) or (5) is guilty of an offence.

HRNSW Stewards and Integrity staff will be increasing their attendance at registered training establishments and consequently an increased scrutiny of log books will also occur. Any breaches of AHRR 190B may result in action being taken against licensed Trainers.

HRNSW has been providing log books to Trainers since 2016 and these are the only log books that will be accepted by HRNSW Stewards and Integrity Staff. Any Trainer who has not received a log book, is nearing completion of a log book or requires a replacement should contact HRNSW Integrity Department immediately.

Trainers should ensure that log books are maintained in a reasonable condition and information recorded in the log book is legible.

If anyone requires further information please contact HRNSW Integrity Department on (02) 9722 6600.


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