Lausanne (SUI), 15 August 2011 – The FEI and the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) will jointly host a conference in Guadalajara (MEX) on 24 October focusing on modernising international movement of horses in South America.
The conference will also allow participants to attend the 16th Pan American Games, which are taking place in Guadalajara on 14-30 October.
With the mandate to improve animal health and welfare worldwide, the OIE is recognised as the reference standard-setting international organisation by the World Trade Organisation.
The current use of OIE standards allows the safe movement of horses while avoiding unjustified sanitary barriers.
This unique conference will bring together a variety of experts from the OIE, the FEI, representatives from the public sector including Veterinary Services and all relevant stakeholders from the private sector.
Key areas that will be discussed include best approaches to safely moving horses internationally, in particular to competitions in compliance with international standards. An overview of the issues within the region’s growing equine horse industry will also be given.