New rules to reduce the prevalence of bone spavin

April 24 2006 | Breeding

New rules have been published regarding bone spavin. Bone spavin is a disease is commonly found in Icelandic horses. The development of the disease starts in many cases at young age and the initiation of the disease has been found to be unrelated to the use of the horses for riding. The new rules do focus on stallions and prescribe in detail the examination that should take place for each stallion (5 years or older) before entering their first breeding show. The complete text can be found in the service section of the FEIF website: