Laboratory Registration Scheme

The HBLB Codes of Practice on equine diseases recommend testing horses before breeding for three types of bacteria: the contagious equine metritis organism (CEMO), orTaylorella equigenitalisPseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Samples should be sent to a laboratory within the  Registration Scheme for testing. 

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has taken on responsibility for the scheme. The testing functions will continue to be handled by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

The purpose and the substance of the scheme remain the same, and the standard of excellence will be maintained by BEVA.

BEVA and/or APHA will be contacting laboratories that were registered on the 2016/17 scheme in due course to invite renewal of registration for the scheme.

The BEVA website can be reached via the following link:

Enquiries should be directed to Verity Malcolm at BEVA:


Last Updated: 08 November 2017