Veterinary Requirements & ProtocolsForm A "Medication and Vaccination Declaration" must be completed and faxed to the Head (Veterinary) at least seven (7) days before the horse departs for Singapore.Form B "Pre-Travel Veterinary Inspection" must be completed and faxed to the Head (Veterinary) at least two (2) days before the horse departs for Singapore.Trainers who need more information and clarification relating to Veterinary Requirements & Protocols can contact:
Anabolic Steroids & Long Acting MedicationsTrainers are responsible for ensuring that their horses are free from anabolic steroids and other long-acting prohibited substances prior to departure to Singapore.Horses will be required to provide blood and urine samples for analysis for prohibited substances on arrival at the Isolation Stables at the racecourse.Any horse reported positive to long-acting prohibited substances will not be permitted to race, unless a clear analysis can be obtained at least 7 days prior to the raceday. Please note that the Singapore Turf Club has a zero tolerance for anabolic steroid use and that horses with either a history or proof of anabolic steroid administration will NOT be allowed to take part in a race.
The Singapore Turf Club will not bear the travelling expenses of any horse which is not permitted to race because of prohibited substances and such expenses will be charged to the owner of that horse.Trainers are therefore advised that long-acting prohibited substances have prolonged and unpredictable clearance times which may result in their detection several months after administration.Routine medications administered during the 7 days prior to departure should be reported to the Head (Veterinary) of the Club in writing on arrival.VaccinationsShippers and Trainers are advised to plan vaccinations in advance taking into consideration the following requirements:
Equine Influenza All horses must be fully vaccinated according to the manufacturer's recommendations with either a certified primary course or a booster vaccination between 21 to 90 days prior to the date of the export. No horse may take part in a race under the Malayan Racing Association Rules of Racing unless it is certified by a Veterinary Surgeon to be correctly vaccinated against Equine Influenza. As a minimum requirement, the two primary vaccinations must be completed or a booster dose to a previous primary course must be administered according to the manufacturer's recommendations within the specified period.
Japanese B EncephalitisWhere permitted by the country of origin, a primary course of Japanese B Encephalitis vaccination, or a booster administered according to the manufacturer's recommendations must be completed not less than 30 days and not more than 6 months from the date of the export.
Western and Eastern Equine EncephalitisHorses from countries where Western Equine Encephalitis and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have occurred in the last 2 years must be vaccinated with an inactivated vaccine approved by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore according to the manufacturer's recommendations not less than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to the date of the export.
RabiesHorses from countries where Rabies has occurred in the last 2 years should be vaccinated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations not less than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to departure for Singapore unless it can be certified that during the 6 months prior to export, the horses have not suffered from or been exposed to premises infected with Rabies.Certified documentary evidence of such vaccinations must be available for inspection by the Singapore Turf Club and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority officials before the horses are unloaded at Changi International Airport.A copy of horse vaccination history must be forwarded to the Head (Veterinary) of the Club between 2 to 7 days prior to departure to Singapore.
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Pre-race TestingAll runners will be required to undergo pre-race analytical blood testing, identity checks and racing plate inspections, approximately two hours and fifteen minutes prior to racing and to be held in secure conditions thereafter. The collection of blood samples of overseas horses will be performed at their respective isolation stables on raceday.No horse will be permitted to start if analysis of the pre-race blood sample reveals any abnormality not definitely identifiable as a non-prohibited substance within the time constraints of the testing procedure. All reasonable efforts will be made by the Singapore Turf Club Laboratory Department to define overseas horses’ normal profiles and to investigate any abnormality caused by the presence of prohibited substances from feedstuffs etc prior to the actual pre-race testing.Pre-race Physical ExaminationAll runners will be required to pass a pre-race physical examination, including a lameness examination which will be conducted one day before raceday by Singapore Turf Club Veterinary Surgeon.Post-race TestingAll placed horses and any other horses selected by the Stipendiary Stewards will be required to undergo post race urine and blood sampling for analysis.Overseas horses will have their samples collected under secure conditions in their respective Isolation Stables.