New rules boost greyhound welfare and racing integrity

Increased animal welfare powers for Stewards, expanded drug testing facilities and a ban on Anabolic Androgenic Steroids will come into force for Victorian greyhound racing on 1 June 2016. Under the new Greyhound Australasia (GA) Rules, authorised persons such as Stewards will have the power to prohibit a greyhound from competing if it is severely…

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Hoop Arm Lure coming to The Meadows

Greyhound Racing Victoria advises that races incorporating the hoop arm lure into the catching pen will commence at The Meadows on Wednesday 15 June, 2016. All Provincial Meetings (MEP) held at The Meadows on Wednesdays for six weeks commencing Wednesday 15 June, 2016 will be run using the hoop arm lure and will finish in…

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New planning provisions for greyhound facilities on the way

The development of new planning provisions covering greyhound facilities across the State is now well advanced and the next stage will involve public comment on the draft provisions in June. All Victoria’s local government planning schemes include provisions affecting the use and development of land for greyhound facilities. While some provisions are consistent across the…

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CEO Monthly Update – April/May 2016

The last month has once again been a very busy and productive time for GRV. We successfully celebrated 20 years of GAP with A Dog’s Breakfast and received wide media coverage about the 20th anniversary. Both our recent GAP adoption days and Little Big Day Outs have enjoyed record numbers and generated good media stories.

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Vaccination Rule Changes (Kennel Cough)

The correct types of vaccines must be administered at both 6-8 weeks and 10-16 weeks of age to ensure that the C5 level of protection is achieved for your greyhound. The Kennel Cough component of a C5 vaccination can be either injected or administered orally or intranasally – depending on your veterinarian’s advice or your…

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Victoria’s greyhounds to race for the ANZAC Day Appeal

Victoria’s greyhound racing community will support the RSL’s 2016 ANZAC Appeal through the Red Dog Run in the week leading up to ANZAC Day. This new campaign will see $250 donated to the RSL by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) every time a greyhound out of the red No.1 box wins any race staged during Tuesday…

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