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Equine health
Horse vets shouldn’t give in to pressure to break the law

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Vets are being urged to refuse unscrupulous requests to carry out equine insemination with semen that has not been properly certified.

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) said its members are regularly put under pressure to use imported semen that has not got an accompanying health certificate, but they should resist that pressure.

‘We strongly advise vets to refuse to inseminate imported semen that is not accompanied by an original health certificate’ said BEVA president Vicki Nicholls.

‘We recognise that the owners of the recipient mare and any agents who have arranged for the importation …

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