When The Worst Happens

  Helen Sharp article in The Irish Field discussing the experience of when a mare aborts, and how the Irish Equine Centre can help owners understand why. When the worst happens 09 February 2024 Free (theirishfield.ie)     .

ITBF Webinar

The ITBF put on a brilliant webinar last week featuring Kirsten Rausing and Lanwades Stud plus the veterinary topic of Grass Sickness was discussed. Please click on link to view recording if you missed it. https://www.international-tbf.com/2024/01/19/2024-itbf-webinar-video-recording/

Stud Farm Hygiene Package 2024

Due to an extremely damp second half to 2023, hay and straw quality is poor leading to an increase in mould and mycotoxin contamination. This coupled with very wet paddocks up until the new year usually means that microbial activity will have a negative effect on reproduction and disease prevention. As emphasised in a recent […]

Teagasc -Let’s Talk Equine

Alan Creighton, Head of Environment and Nutrition at the Irish Equine Centre joined host Wendy Conlon to discuss a variety of environmental factors that impact equine performance (sport, breeding, and growth).  

Forage and Bedding Quality- Article by Alan Creighton

Irish Equine Centre Head of Environment & Nutrition Department provides insight into the quality of 2023 hay harvest, along with advice on how to reduce the risk of respiratory disease in horses. The article by Alan Creighton is featured in the European Trainer magazine Jan – Mar 2024 edition.   Link to Article: Forage and […]

Upcoming Equine Census

Please see link below from DAFM regarding the upcoming equine census tomorrow:   gov.ie – Ireland’s Third Annual Equine Census takes place this Thursday night, 30 November (www.gov.ie)  

Industry Codes of Practice

Please see industry codes of practice ahead of the 2024 breeding season     International Codes of Practice 2024        

***URGENT ***

*IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ALL EQUINE BREEDERS* Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) vaccine shortage for 2024 breeding season Zoetis recently announced that a shortage of the Equip Artervac EVA vaccine will continue until autumn 2024 at the earliest. This presents an increased disease risk for Ireland as an EVA outbreak would have significant negative consequences for horses […]

Saliva Test by EquiSal now available from the IEC

The Irish Equine Centre, in conjunction with Austin Davis Biologics Ltd., is providing horse owners and vets in Ireland with access to the EquiSal tapeworm test. This test uses saliva, which you collect yourself, to determine your horse’s tapeworm burden and if treatment is necessary. Full article (by Helen Sharpe) below: Horse Sense: Useful saliva […]