EU Commission Lifts 30-Day Foal Restrictions


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As part of its newly enacted Animal Health Law, the EU Commission will not apply restrictions on traveling foals under 30 days old through the UK and continental Europe. The European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders' Associations worked with the likes of Louis Romanet, Dr. Paul Gadot and Brian Kavanagh to form a task force to lobby for the removal of the restrictions, in which Dr. Des Leadon was also instrumental.

EFTBA chairman Joe Hernon paid tribute to the work of the task force led by Goran Akerstrom, FEI Veterinary Director, saying, “This is an example how EFTBA, guardian of the Thoroughbred, can work and represent the many European breeding associations who fund the federation as it continues to address and negotiate on matters of great concern, including post Brexit and Animal Health Law issues.”

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