2019 HBLB Code of Practice

December 6, 2018 |

The Horserace Betting Levy Board has published the 2019 Codes of Practice on equine disease, in preparation for the upcoming equine breeding season.

The codes of practice are an essential guide for the prevention and control of equine diseases which represent a potential major threat to equine breeding, which include:

  • Contagious equine metritis (CEM)
  • Equine viral arteritis (EVA)
  • Equine herpesvirus (EHV)
  • Equine coital exanthema (ECE)
  • Equine infectious anaemia (EIA)
  • Dourine
  • Guidelines on strangles
  • Guidelines on artificial insemination (AI)

The document is available online at codes.hblb.org.uk.  or via the free app, EquiBioSafe.

Changes on this year’s document include amendments to the Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) section, deletion of the temporary advice on EVA vaccination which was included in the 2018 codes and revised appendix’s 8 and 11.

Members are also reminded that the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) are now responsible for administering the Laboratory Registration Scheme which includes publication of the 2019 Mare Certificates which are available from the BEVA website