In the wake of DEFRA's decision to stop the funding for the National Equine Database, British Equestrian Federation and the broader Equine Sector Council  for Health & Welfare, are seeking to put in place a funded centralised equine database. In the May issue of EVJ, Roly Owers and Keith Meldrum of World Horse Welfare will argue the case for maintaining a database.

NED had some imperfections, but in a study recently published in Equine Veterinary Journal, Dr Robin and her colleagues from the Animal Health Trust have shown NED did have value in identifying the majority of premises where horses are held: essential information for strategic decision-making in the event of an outbreak of exotic disease. Please Click here to read the article.