Equine Medirecord is ‘winner all right’
Keeping records of veterinary medicines administered to their livestock has become a time-consuming but compulsory task for farmers.
They can be fined heavily if records are not in compliance with EU and national requirements.
There are similar requirements for bloodstock, but with the important imperative that huge winnings on the racecourse could be lost, and reputations could be damaged, if bad record-keeping was to blame for one of our top racehorses losing a race due to failing a drug test, if it ran too soon after administration of a treatment. To help the racing industry stay compliant, a company called Equine Medirecord has developed IT platforms that allow easy recording of medicines administered to racehorses and other bloodstock, which won them one of the 15 places in the recent Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018.
The overall winner was Dublin software company Aid:tech, for its secure blockchain-based platform to deliver aid to people around the world.
But Equine Medirecords was praised for taking much of the pain out of proper recording of medicines administered to racehorses and other bloodstock, with its web and phone app solution. And the company went on since to win the Start up Business of the Year title at the 2018 Kildare Business Awards. Record-keeping is mandated under racing regulations, and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board and British Horseracing Authority jhave confirmed that they will accept a medicines register recorded via Equine Medirecords (but may require print outs of the records when inspections are conducted).
Among those providing testimonial support for Equine Medirecords is award winning Irish racehorse trainer John Oxx, saying, “With more regulations from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board regarding medical record books, it is imperative that we keep records up to date.
“Using Equine Medirecord solves these problems. It gives you added security and peace of mind.”
The company acts as the central platform for all clients’ medical record compliance data, keeping it safe and secure, and making it much faster to record all treatments administered, for effortless compliance with regulations.
They also automatically send notifications when regulations change, or when the vet or assistant administers medication to a horse under a client’s care.