Since 2004 it has been a legal requirement for all equidae - horses, ponies, donkeys and mules - to have their own passport. This needs to be issued by a Veterinary Surgeon following an examination.

The Passport is a useful record. It stays with the horse for life, recording all transfers, sales, vaccinations and medical treatments. It also provides an accurate record of age - often a subject of uncertainty!

Please be aware that  to enable us to prescribe or treat your horse with any medicine, you must complete the derogation in the passport stating that  "............... (name of horse) is not for human consumption".

Without a passport equidae cannot be sold, exported, slaughtered for human consumption or used for the purposes of competition or breeding.

Related weblinks

DEFRA - Getting and Using a Horse Passport