Equine MediRecord revolutionise horse welfare at leading Irish Horse Show

Cian O'Connor and a grey horse tackling a showjumping water jump in arena.

Kildare-based Equine MediRecord will be on hand with their revolutionary software platform at the largest equine event in Ireland, the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Dublin Horse Show, with horses from Ireland’s Young Event Horse Series. The protocol will include a new version of the platform to help all the horses and athletes in the trial comply with biosecurity rules for this year’s event. The revolutionary software will help to check information in advance, helping to safeguard the welfare of all horses competing.

Prior submission of equine vaccine and other records helps screen out issues relating to vaccine records and permitted medication records before arriving at the RDS. This helps to ensure the biosecurity and therefore the welfare of horses at the Show. There have been several equine disease outbreaks at European equine events over the past few years, Equine MediRecord looks set to help reduce the risk of disease outbreaks, assisting in overseeing fair competition alongside upholding the highest equine welfare standards.

The platform will support the RDS Dublin Horse Show across a number of categories including the following: Young Event Horse, Junior Young Rider Event Horses, Connemara Performance Hunter classes,  Performance Irish Draught classes and the Ridden Connemara Ponies.

Cian O'Connor and a grey horse tackling a showjumping water jump in arena.

Flor Madden, Chair of the RDS Equestrian Committee, said:

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The RDS is happy to support this trial of the Equine MediRecord system at the RDS Dublin Horse Show. The Equine MediRecord platform’s potential had already been recognised by the RDS when it was a finalist in the annual RDS Agriculture and Forestry Awards earlier this year. Bio security is of paramount importance to the RDS and we are happy to have the Equine MediRecord system used to help pre check horses are compliant with our biosecurity rules before the horses even arrive at the RDS, where they will have compulsory on-site Arrivals Inspections.” 

The Equine MediRecord platform will provide all entrants, trainers, and vets with a system to comply with the latest biosecurity measures, enabling the collection of all necessary information digitally. The integrity of this information will be ensured using the Equine MediRecord system and its algorithms, which give great comfort to exhibitors that compliance with vaccination protocols for all participating horses is screen-checked before they step off their trailers at the RDS.

Angela McGahern, Secretary General of Young Event-Horse Series, said:

We are proud to agree to trial the Equine MediRecord system. Helping our members to check that they are compliant with vaccination bio security rules in advance of the Show, not only helps safeguard their horses but also allows for a less worrying check in process at the RDS.”

Equine MediRecord’s platform has seen extensive traction after its launch only several years ago not only in Ireland, with the Ballindenisk International, but also having amassed an impressive list of clients. Last year Equine MediRecord received a multi-million euro investment from Merits Holdings to become part of their Business Infusions group, the largest equine veterinary software group in the world.

For more on Equine MediRecord, visit Equine MediRecord.

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