The Equine Sector Council was formerly known as the Equine Health & Welfare Strategy Group. This Group was formed in order to develop and action the Equine Health & Welfare Strategy which was launched in 2007 and reviewed annually. During one of these reviews, it became apparent that industry priorities were not reflected in the Strategy as it stood, so a review was carried out which realigned the Strategy on a risk (likelihood x impact) basis, with the most highly rated risks taking priority. The matrix below reflects the current standing of the risks within the Strategy, with order of priority from red to amber to green. It also reflects how the categorisation of each risk has changed as the bi-annual reviews happen.
By visiting the Health & Welfare Strategy detail page, you will be able to find out what all the current risks are, their risk rating, the organisations which have volunteered to assist with the mitigation of these risks, and links to their own websites where you can find out more.
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