HBLB Publishes Codes of Practice for 2018

December 7, 2017 |

HBLB Codes of Practice 2018

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published the 40th edition of the Codes of Practice on equine disease, in preparation for the 2018 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:

  • 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.  TBA members who opted to receive paper copies of the document will do so within the next month.

One important addition to next year’s document is that the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) will be responsible for administering the Laboratory Registration Scheme which includes publication of the 2018 Mare Certificates which are available from the BEVA website by clicking here

The 2018 Codes of Practice also includes an explanation of the new arrangements for managing any CEM outbreak and advice to stallion owners on what to do while the supply of Equip Artervac is suspended.