CEM Certificates and Labs

After 1st January in any year and before a mare is mated and teased, breeders should follow the guidelines set out in the Codes of Practice, which includes arranging for a veterinarian to take swabs to test for CEM and complete a certificate for the stallion farm before the mare’s arrival. 

CEM certificates for mares can be downloaded from the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), website www.beva.org.uk by signing in as a guest or by downloading the document from the Horserace Betting Levy Board website. 

A list of BEVA approved laboratories for the testing of CEMO, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Britain and a list of private laboratories currently approved for CEM testing by DAFM in Ireland under the ITBA code of practice can be found in the resources below.