Evidence was heard from Steward Mr G O’Dea, RWWA Industry Veterinarian Dr J Medd and Public Trainer Mr Coldstream.
Mr Coldstream pleaded guilty to a charge of negligence under R86 (o) for failing to take appropriate measures to ensure that greyhounds under his care were kept free of parasites.
When considering penalty Stewards took into account the following:
That all greyhounds on the property and the kennels therein were otherwise in good condition.
This was Mr Coldstream’s first offence.
Mr Coldstream had taken some measures to control the situation.
Mr Coldstream’s personal circumstances.
Seriousness of the offence.
Mr Coldstream was fined $1000.00 and his Public Trainers licence was suspended for a period of three months, expiring at midnight on the 22nd May 2012.