TBA Equine Welfare Statement

February 7, 2018 |

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) believes that the welfare of Thoroughbred horses should be the primary consideration at all stages of the breeding life cycle and beyond that to eventual end of life. We aim to highlight the importance of best practice with regard to the proper care and welfare of Thoroughbreds and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and other relevant legislation, and to prevent cruelty and mistreatment of horses.

The TBA provides its members with education, guidance, policies and codes of practice to support them in meeting their responsibilities to ensure the highest standards of welfare for the horses in their care.   The TBA also funds equine veterinary research for the purposes of improving practices associated with the producing and rearing of the Thoroughbred, the health and therefore soundness of the breed and it co-funds the Equine Infectious Disease Service at the Animal Health Trust.  The TBA collaborates with the wider equine sector to ensure that the knowledge and skills essential to the health and welfare of the Thoroughbred horse are shared with others in the sport and the wider equine sector.