Tvati has informed GRV that Tvati Greyhound is not currently required to be registered with APVMA and, as such, its use according to Tvati (including compounding where relevant) would not breach rule 148.
GRV has concerns about this position and has requested that Tvati clarify its position with the APVMA, however at this time GRV would not consider Tvati Greyhound possession or use, as prescribed and under the direction of a veterinarian, to be a breach of rule 148. This could change should clarification from the APVMA be received.
Appropriate notes of the treatment details, including the injury being treated and treatment schedule, should be made in the greyhound’s treatment record to comply with participant requirements under the rules and Victoria’s Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhound.
Participants are always encouraged to continually monitor the substances used in any compound or product, including in relation to any other rules of racing, and seek their own assurances directly from manufacturers and regulators, such as the APVMA, if they have any concerns.