Appendix 2

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Definition of 'high risk' and 'low risk' mares and stallions

‘High risk’ mares are:

1. Mares from which the CEMO, K. pneumoniae (capsule types 1, 2 or 5) or P. aeruginosa has been isolated. The ‘high risk’ status will remain until three sets of negative swabs have been taken at three different oestrous periods in each of two years;

2. Mares which have visited any premises on which the CEMO has been isolated within the previous 12 months;

3. Mares arriving from France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the UK which have been mated during the last breeding season with stallions resident outside these countries;

4. All mares who have been in countries other than France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the UK within the last 12 months.

‘Low risk’ mares are any mares not defined as ‘high risk’.

‘High risk’ stallions are:

1. Stallions which have not previously been used for breeding purposes;

2. Stallions from which the CEMO, K. pneumoniae (capsule types 1, 2 or 5) or P. aeruginosa has been isolated. The ‘high risk’ status will remain until treatment has been undertaken and required swab results (see Freedom from Disease) are negative;

3. Stallions which have, in the last 12 months, been at any premises on which the CEMO, K. pneumoniae (capsule types 1, 2 or 5) or P. aeruginosa has been isolated;

4. Stallions which have mated a mare which has not been swabbed negative in accordance with the Code of Practice.

‘Low risk’ stallions are any stallions not defined as ‘high risk’.