|Posted on April 10, 2019 at 12:20 PM|
The RBST have just published the Watchlist for 2019/20 along with the Watchlist report.
The report highlights the situation facing the Eriskay pony and states ''Conservation effort in 2019 will once again be on focussed on the perilously rare Eriskay, a versatile pony with a superb temperament, which sadly saw only 2 foals registered in 2018''.
The report further states ''Some equine breeds remain particularly vulnerable, and without the ability to freeze embryos successfully, the “living Gene Bank” of horses and ponies in the hands of dedicated breeders is especially important''.
To view the Watchlist and the report, please go to www.rbst.org.uk
|Posted on October 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM|
The EPS was represented at the Equine Breeders Seminar organised by the RBST and held on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Stallion AI Services, Chapel Field Stud, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
A very interesting day with talks by Prof. Tim Morris, Vice-Chairman, RBST, Ruth Dalton, Northern Field Officer, RBST, Dr Andy Dell, Tullis Matson of Stallion AI Services and Jeannette Beranger of the Livestock Conservancy USA.
Following lunch there was a tour of the impressive facilities at Stallion AI and a demonstration of Equine Gene Banking and Equine Reproductive Technology.
Dr Andy Dell gave a talk on SPARKS as a breeding tool which highlighted the issues rare breeds face. The slide used in his presentation can been found at
|Posted on July 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM|