Members are reminded that one of the conditions of being a member of the BEVA AI List is adherence to the current HBLB Codes of Practice on Equine Diseases (http://codes.hblb.org.uk).

 

The Codes specify that "Each dose of semen must be accompanied by a certificate stating that:

 

(i) The stallion has been tested for the CEMO, Klebsiella pneumoniae capsule types 1, 2 and 5, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and equine infectious anaemia according to the current HBLB Code of Practice, with negative results after 1st January of the current year.

(ii) The stallion has either been tested seronegative for Equine Arteritis Virus according to the current HBLB Code of Practice after 1st January of the current year or has been vaccinated against EVA having been tested seronegative prior to vaccination or has been tested seropositive, is not vaccinated against EVA but has been proven by virus isolation test not to be shedding the Equine Arteritis Virus in his semen."

 

Since 2010 a standardised BEVA/HBLB/BEF shipped semen certificate has been available for stallion owners to download and fill in. Please encourage your stallion-owning clients to make use of this standardised document and to include it with every semen shipment within the UK.