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  

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 […]

ITBA Ask the Expert Episode 4:

ITBA Ask the Expert Episode 4: Prof Ann Cullinane, Head of Virology at the IEC discuss Emerging Viral Diseases please click on the link to watch: https://youtu.be/fQWL89AGAQY

ITBA Ask the Expert Episode 3

ITBA Ask the Expert Episode 3: Alan Creighton, the IEC’s Head of Environment & Nutrition talks about toxins in grass, forage and feed at the ITBA Ask the Expert Series, please click on the link to watch: https://youtu.be/P4DyMmswqWo

Twinning is Winning

On Wednesday, 17th April 2024 the Irish Equine Centre (IEC) and LABÉO celebrated their commercial twinning with a lunch held at the IEC. Honoured guests included Minster Martin Heydon, Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Cathaoirleach of Kildare Daragh Fitzpatrick, Mayor of Naas Councillor Bill Clear and Gaultier […]

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).