Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses - Victoria

Description

You will be required to comply with this code if you own or handle horses. This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of horses. It provides guidance for riders, handlers, managers and stockmen on a range of requirements including food and water, shelters and accommodation, protection from climatic extremes and predators, handling facilities, management practices, identification and transportation.

By complying with this code of practice you may be able to demonstrate that you have met your legal responsibilities. It may be a defence to a charge of animal cruelty that you have complied with this code of practice.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Biosecurity

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer

Biosecurity

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 475 Mickleham Road
Attwood, Victoria 3049
Mailing address: PO Box 2500
Bendigo, Victoria
Australia
Phone: 03 9217 4200
Fax: 03 9217 4416
Email: animal.welfare@ecodev.vic.gov.au