Introduce ICRAV

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.

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.

Previous ICRAV in a glance:

  • Dubai, UAE (2018)
  • Montevideo, Uruguay (2016)
  • Mauritius (2014)
  • Philadelphia, USA (2012)
  • Queenstown, New Zealand (2010)
  • Antalya, Turkey (2008)
  • Tokyo, Japan (2006)
  • Dubai, UAE (2004)
  • Florida, USA (2002)
  • Cambridge, UK (2000)
  • Vancouver, Canada (1998)
  • Queensland, Australia (1996)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (1994)
  • New Orleans, USA (1992)
  • Harare, Southern Africa (1990)
  • Kentucky, USA (1988)
  • Hong Kong (1985)
  • Toronto, Canada (1983)
  • Melbourne, Australia (1981)
  • Lexington, USA (1979)
  • Dublin, Ireland (1977)
  • Newmarket, UK (1976)