Monthly Archives: June 2008

Passport Requirements for Foals


Re: Identification of equines

There has been a considerable level of support throughout the equine sector for this initiative which the Department believes will, in time, deliver real benefits to all stakeholders in the industry. Identification is not only required for animal health reasons, but also to ensure...

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ITBA National Symposiums details are released



The Irish Thoroughbred Breeders? Association is currently organising two National Symposiums, which will be taking place over the summer. Both of these are being funded by the NDP as part of the ITBA?s Education and Training programme for 2008.

The Southern and South Eastern Regions of the ITBA are hosting a...

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Minister Smith welcomes inquiry report findings into Austalian equine flu outbreak

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith T.D., today noted the findings of the report of the Inquiry into last year?s outbreak of equine flu (EI) released by the Australian authorities this week.

The Inquiry?s report effectively clears Ireland as being the source of the virus and the main focus of the report...

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Newbrige Co. Kildare to twin with Ocala Florida

Following a very successful visit by a delegation from Newbridge last
October and a visit by a delegation from Ocala in January, I am pleased
to tell you that both Newbridge and Ocala Town Councils have recently
agreed to endorse the twinning of the two towns. There is great synergy
between the two communities with...

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