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THE Equine Disease Coalition (EDC) has launched a consultation seeking views on a proposal for a voluntary registration scheme for trading horses.
It hopes that the Voluntary Equine Animals Trading Scheme (VEATS) will raise standards of animal health and welfare in the horse industry and allow people to feel more reassured when buying horses. It suggests that it could also help improve preparedness for a major equine disease outbreak in Great Britain.
The EDC was established last year and is …