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Horse transport sense

[ February 5, 2016   //   ]

A group of stakeholders including agri-food, transport, veterinary organisations and animal welfare groups and supported by the European Commission has published guidelines on assessing the fitness for transport of equidae – horses, ponies, donkeys and their hybrids.

They are designed to set out clear and simple methods of assessing the fitness of animals for transport and help maintain good health among animals and humans, reduce the risk of disease transmission and prevent animal suffering. The guidelines also support transporters in avoiding penalties, financial losses, and withdrawal of the transporter’s authorisation or driver’s certificate of competence.

The guidelines apply to all forms of transport and are available by registering with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe:

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