Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to offer voluntary reproductive health screening/sampling in a HSI designated clinic for all studbook stallions active in the sport horse sector. This National scheme will include screening for sport horse sector stallions standing in Ireland for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA), Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), Contageous Equine Metritis (CEM) and Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS).
The safeguarding of the equine national health status and the reproductive health of stallions is of vital importance. As part of the Horse Sport Ireland Code of Practice, this reproductive health screening should be undertaken annually. Further, an increasing number of breeders (mare owners) have been requesting stallion owners for this information. Therefore, Horse Sport Ireland is now assisting all stallion owners to fulfil their recommendations prior to the 2022 breeding season. Screening results for all stallions registered with your organisation will be provided to you as part of this scheme.
Stallion owners can sign up for the scheme using an online form available at:
https://www.horsesportireland.ie/stallion-reproductive-health-screening-scheme-2021/ and will receive a reference code by return email. Stallions can then be booked in for this free screening directly with the designated clinics using the reference code provided by HSI:
- Tullyraine Equine Clinic, 37 Quarry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down. Phone: 028 – 40624566
- Ned O’Flynn Equine Clinic, Oranmore, Galway. Phone: 091-794836
- Tower Equine Hospital, Caherlag, Glanmire, Co. Cork. Phone: 021-4353358
- Troytown Grey Abbey Equine Hospital, Green Road, Kildare. Phone: 045-521686.
Scheduling of the screening is the responsibility of the stallion owner and selected designated clinic. This scheme operates on a first come first served basis up to the maximum allocation facilitated by the existing budget allocation. Horse Sport Ireland will pay the designated clinics and laboratories directly for screening/sampling/analyses. At the screening, all stallions will be required to be identified, measured, confirmed as entire and accompanied by their passport. As part of the terms and conditions of the scheme, all results will be shared with the stallion owner, the relevant passport issuing organisation and Horse Sport Ireland by the veterinary clinic/laboratory and each PIO may subsequently publish all negative results if they so choose.