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Contagious equine metritis: the present situation reviewed and a revised code of practice for its control
  1. DG Powell,
  2. JS David and
  3. CJ Frank

Abstract

This report contains details of the code of practice for the control of contagious equine metritis (CEM) during the 1979 breeding season. It was prepared under the guidance of a scientific committee established by the Horserace Betting Levy Board under the chairmanship of Sir David Evans, FRS. The code is similar to the one introduced for the 1978 breeding season but takes into account the experience gained during the past 12 months. Following discussions with colleagues in Ireland it has been agreed that a similar code of practice will be introduced in the United Kingdom and Ireland so as to facilitate a uniform policy for the control of CEM. A summary of this report will be circulated to thoroughbred mare and stallion owners.

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