of Stallions in the Irish Horse Register
January 2004, all stallions applying for classification in the Irish
Horse Register must be x-rayed prior to inspection. The application
form for classification of a stallion in the Irish Horse Register
contains a pre-inspection veterinary report which must be completed
in full by a Veterinary Surgeon. The pre-inspection veterinary report
contains a new section dealing specifically with x-rays. Each stallion
must have 18 x-rays taken by a Veterinary Surgeon. The details of
each x-ray i.e. limbs and angles etc. are outlined in the x-ray
section of the pre-inspection veterinary report.
The completed application form is submitted to the Irish Horse Board
prior to inspection. The x-ray films are not submitted to the Irish
Horse Board, they are retained by the
Application forms for classification of a stallion in the Irish
Horse Register can be obtained by request from the Irish Horse Board
or the Northern Ireland Horse Board. The closing date for application
is Friday 30th January 2004. Stallions will continue to be x-rayed
at the veterinary college as under the previous system at the point
of approval, where 18 x-ray views will be taken.
For further information on x-raying requirements please contact
the Irish Horse Board.