New online system to record racehorse treatments and procedures

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A new system has been launched in the United States that allows those who work with racehorses to submit veterinary treatment and procedure records to racing authorities.

The free EquiTAPS service, by InCompass Solutions, allows authorized parties in other jurisdictions to access these recordings and satisfies reporting requirements as set forth by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA).

It will accept submissions from Covered Persons as defined by HISA, including trainers and veterinarians. Where required by HISA regulations, treatment and procedure information entered into EquiTAPS will be automatically transmitted to HISA.

Chris Dobbins, senior vice president of InCompass, said EquiTAPS provides a bridge between riders, racetracks and HISA for the welfare of the racehorse.

“We are delighted to offer EquiTAPS, which will help riders and veterinarians of all racing breeds keep track of the horses in their care while working in accordance with HISA, which has jurisdiction over Thoroughbreds,” a- he declared.

People who have a username and password through hisaus.org can use the same login credentials for EquiTAPS. If they do not already have an account with HISA, users can configure an account with EquiTAPS for access under their racing jurisdiction.

Trainers and vets are encouraged to create a free account, and regulatory vets and racing authorities who wish to access EquiTAPS should contact [email protected].

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