Advice for Horse Owners

Good Equine Welfare

The following advice is being offered to promote good animal welfare and to assist with control measures in the event of a disease outbreak amongst horses in Ireland 

  • Your horse must be microchipped
  • Your horse must be passported
  • Your horse must be kept on a registered equine premises
  • Your horse cannot be presented at a horse fair/market without being passported
  • You must notify the passport organisation within 30 days of buying/selling your horse
  • If your horse is not compliant with any of the above it could be seized

If you have any queries on the above please contact the animal welfare helpline at call save 0761 064408 or email

This Information orginated from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine