The race meeting injury scheme (RMIS) was introduced to provide funding towards treatment and rehabilitation of greyhounds sustaining serious injuries at race meetings in Queensland.
Eligible injuries include bone fractures, tendon and ligament injuries, and any other injury deemed life threatening by the on-track veterinarian and requiring surgical treatment.
RQ will reimburse costs associated with surgery provided they are over $1000 up to a limit of $5500. Also, RQ will pay rehabilitation costs of $50 per week for up to 13 weeks (as prescribed by the veterinarian) to the individual responsible for the greyhound’s recovery after surgery.
If your greyhound sustains a serious injury at a race meeting and is diagnosed as having an eligible injury by the on-track veterinarian, the stewards will endeavour to provide you with RMIS application forms prior to taking the greyhound off-course. Otherwise, these can be found on the RQ website.
The completed application form must be sent to RQ along with the invoices and clinical notes from the veterinarian who completed the surgery. Applications are generally processed within 7 days by RQ.
If the greyhound returns to racing within 4 months of the injury the reimbursement must be repaid to RQ. After 4 months there are no costs to pay.
RQ has ensured a variety of veterinarian practices in Queensland and Northern NSW are familiar with the scheme and are happy to assist in the completion of the paperwork.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the scheme, please contact RQ at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3869 9777.