Equine breeders warned to be vigilant for disease after surge in cases

The Irish Equine Centre has urged horse breeders to be vigilant for symptoms of Rhodococcus equi infection, after seeing a marked increase in the number of cases in recent weeks.   Please see full details in Irish Examiner article below: https://www.irishexaminer.com/farming/arid-41437864.html We urge all of our horse breeding customers to be aware of the current […]

IEC Technology Upgrade

  The Irish Equine Centre has now completed the process of upgrading all IT hardware and software to the latest and most secure available. Given the importance of customer data to us, it was also deemed necessary to introduce ‘AI detect and response security’ alongside our current antivirus solution for immediate action on any kind […]

The Thoroughbred Industry

    The thoroughbred industry faced a difficult breeding season in Ireland due to the lack of an EVA vaccine. We are delighted to see the increase in compliance with the codes of practice which demonstrated the industry pulling together to ensure increased surveillance. However, we could caution that this increase in protection seen still […]

Equine Technical Support Scheme 2024

Free testing at the Irish Equine Centre of sport horse foal diarrhoea samples for rotavirus, coronavirus and adenovirus (April –October 2024). Sample submission https://irishequinecentre.ie/submit-a-sample/. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine  

Irish Equine Centre Agri-bioeconomy highlights and targets

Our biosecurity, biodiversity, feed, water, grass and soil packages help equine farmers, breeders and owners decrease waste (we have seen up to a reduction of 50% use of fertilisers) and greenhouse gases (up to 25% reduction) whilst increasing equine wellbeing. It’s just efficient farming (with increased grass rates of up to 20%). Advice and support […]

HRI Welfare Subsidy

The Project: HRI Welfare team will subsidise an Environment and Nutrition support package for those new trainers obtaining their licence and ITBA next generation stud farmers who wish to be part of the programme. Aims: The aim of the project is to educate new business owners with the latest testing available. It helps establish best […]