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The structure and regulation of the Irish equine industries: Links to considerations of equine welfare.

Collins J, Hanlon A, More S, Duggan V - Ir Vet J (2008)

Bottom Line: Animal welfare, and specifically equine welfare, has received increasing attention internationally.There is general acceptance of concepts such as animal needs and persons' responsibilities toward animals in their care, as expressed in the 'Five Freedoms'.As yet, little has been published on standards of equine welfare pertaining to Ireland, or on measures to address welfare issues here.

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Affiliation: School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. joe.collins@ucd.ie.

ABSTRACT
The equine industries in Ireland are vibrant and growing. They are broadly classified into two sectors: Thoroughbred racing, and sports and leisure. This paper describes these sectors in terms of governance, education and training in equine welfare, and available data concerning horse numbers, identification, traceability and disposal. Animal welfare, and specifically equine welfare, has received increasing attention internationally. There is general acceptance of concepts such as animal needs and persons' responsibilities toward animals in their care, as expressed in the 'Five Freedoms'. As yet, little has been published on standards of equine welfare pertaining to Ireland, or on measures to address welfare issues here. This paper highlights the central role of horse identification and legal registration of ownership to safeguard the health and welfare of horses.

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The number of horses disposed of by Category 2 plants in the ROI during 2006.
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Figure 1: The number of horses disposed of by Category 2 plants in the ROI during 2006.

Mentions: As part of the research for this paper, a telephone survey of the 39 Category 2 plants and approved sub-contractors was conducted in September 2007. On average, 51 horses were reported as collected or processed at Category 2 plants and licensed subcontractors in Ireland. The total estimated number processed by this means was 1,975 horses. More than half (53%) of the plants processed fewer than 20 horses in that period (Figure 1). Horses are also disposed of by the State Veterinary Service and the Irish Equine Centre (Table 3). It should be noted that there is some overlap between these disposals and those of Category 2 Plants, as some of the horse carcases disposed of via veterinary laboratories have been delivered to them by Category 2 operators.


The structure and regulation of the Irish equine industries: Links to considerations of equine welfare.

Collins J, Hanlon A, More S, Duggan V - Ir Vet J (2008)

The number of horses disposed of by Category 2 plants in the ROI during 2006.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3113872&req=5

Figure 1: The number of horses disposed of by Category 2 plants in the ROI during 2006.
Mentions: As part of the research for this paper, a telephone survey of the 39 Category 2 plants and approved sub-contractors was conducted in September 2007. On average, 51 horses were reported as collected or processed at Category 2 plants and licensed subcontractors in Ireland. The total estimated number processed by this means was 1,975 horses. More than half (53%) of the plants processed fewer than 20 horses in that period (Figure 1). Horses are also disposed of by the State Veterinary Service and the Irish Equine Centre (Table 3). It should be noted that there is some overlap between these disposals and those of Category 2 Plants, as some of the horse carcases disposed of via veterinary laboratories have been delivered to them by Category 2 operators.

Bottom Line: Animal welfare, and specifically equine welfare, has received increasing attention internationally.There is general acceptance of concepts such as animal needs and persons' responsibilities toward animals in their care, as expressed in the 'Five Freedoms'.As yet, little has been published on standards of equine welfare pertaining to Ireland, or on measures to address welfare issues here.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. joe.collins@ucd.ie.

ABSTRACT
The equine industries in Ireland are vibrant and growing. They are broadly classified into two sectors: Thoroughbred racing, and sports and leisure. This paper describes these sectors in terms of governance, education and training in equine welfare, and available data concerning horse numbers, identification, traceability and disposal. Animal welfare, and specifically equine welfare, has received increasing attention internationally. There is general acceptance of concepts such as animal needs and persons' responsibilities toward animals in their care, as expressed in the 'Five Freedoms'. As yet, little has been published on standards of equine welfare pertaining to Ireland, or on measures to address welfare issues here. This paper highlights the central role of horse identification and legal registration of ownership to safeguard the health and welfare of horses.

No MeSH data available.