23rd International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians

The International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians (ICRAV) is a biennial conference for analysts, veterinarians and administrators associated with the racing industry. Through this conference, participants share knowledge and address veterinary, scientific, rules and welfare issues in the industry to achieve the common goals of maintaining the integrity of racing and ensuring the welfare of the animal athletes.

23rd ICRAV
ICRAV, first held in 1976 in Newmarket, UK, is conducted by two non-profit making organisations, the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) and the International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV), whose charters are to provide scientific support to the world’s racing authorities. To date, twenty-two ICRAVs have been held worldwide. They have fostered scientific advances in doping control and supported the continuous improvement in animal welfare.

Given the continued global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 23rd ICRAV has been postponed and will be held from 17th to 24th September 2022 in Hong Kong, China. This will be the second time for Hong Kong to host this international conference since the 6th ICRAV in 1985. Attending delegates are typically analytical chemists/laboratory managers from the Association of Official Racing Chemists; regulatory veterinarians of the world’s racing bodies and members of the International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians; and other persons nominated by international, national or state authorities controlling an equine sport or animal racing and approved by the Management Committee. Scientists and veterinarians from outside the racing industry, with an interest in control of drugs in sport or veterinary and welfare matters associated with the horse, may attend by invitation from the Management Committee.

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