Reminder: Notifiable Diseases
- 14 February 2022, 14:57
The Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) Voluntary Code of Practice for Stallion and Mare Owners outlines recommendations to help breeders, in conjunction with their veterinary surgeons, to prevent and control specific equine diseases. Prevention of disease is of the utmost importance for increasing fertility rates and avoiding adverse economic and welfare situations. HSI would like to encourage stallion and mare owners to follow the guidelines outlined in the Code of Practice in order to minimise the incidence of infectious diseases in the national herd. Please note that a positive finding of CEM (Taylorella equigenitalis), EVA (Equine Viral Arteritis) or EIA (Equine Infectious Anaemia) must be notified to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.