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Codes of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Equidae
This Code which has been prepared following consultation, is issued with the authority of the Scottish Parliament pursuant to section 37 (Animal welfare codes) of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
The Code applies in Scotland and has been issued by the Scottish Ministers (following approval by the Scottish Parliament).
THIS CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE WELFARE OF EQUIDAE WAS MADE ON 19 FEBRUARY 2009, AND WAS APPROVED BY RESOLUTION OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ON 25 March 2009 AND COMES INTO EFFECT ON 29 APRIL 2009.
The Duty of Care
The Need for a Suitable Environment Shelter Stable accommodation/housing Pastures Tethering Rugs Supervision
The Need for a Suitable Diet Feed Water
The Need to Exhibit Normal Behavioural Patterns
The Need to be Housed with, or Apart from, other Animals
The Need to be Protected from Suffering, Injury and Disease Discipline and restraint Prompt recognition of ill health Routine health care Saddlery and harness Transporting horses, ponies, donkeys and hybrids Euthanasia Disposal after the death of an animal
Appendix A: The Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006
Appendix B: Tethering A Suitability of the animal B Site (the area to which the tethered animal has access) C Tethering equipment D Food and water E Shelter F Exercise G Supervision H Identification I Other requirements
Appendix C: Body Score Charts Body condition scoring of horses Body condition scoring of donkeys
Appendix D: Sources of Information Legislation Websites of relevant organizations Publications relevant to topics covered by the Code Further Information
Appendix E: Scottish Passport Issuing Organisations
Page updated: Thursday, April 30, 2009