Consultation on the implementation of revised EU rules on Equine Identification in Scotland

Consultation on equine identification legislation, to ensure horses do not enter the food chain if they are exposed to substances not suitable for food chain animals.

Letter to Stakeholder

Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities Directorate
Animal Health and Welfare Division

T: 0300-244 9246 F: 0300-244 9797


To: (See list at Part 5 of Consultation Document)


22 August 2016

Dear Stakeholder

Consultation on the implementation of revised EU rules on Equine Identification in Scotland

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/262

You are invited to respond to the consultation on revised European Union rules on equine identification in Scotland.

Details regarding the purpose and the scope of the consultation, and how to respond to it are contained in pages 2 and 3 of the consultation document.

To improve ease of analysis of the consultation response we would be grateful if, where possible, you could respond by way of the on-line survey facility hosted by Citizen Space. A link to the Scottish Government consultation survey on Citizen Space can be found here.

Other methods for responding are explained in the consultation paper.

Your consultation response is important to us so please note that the consultation will close on 3 October 2016. Any response received after this date is unlikely to be included in the consultation analysis.

As with all consultations, we need to know how you wish your response to be handled, and in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. The Respondent Information Form (RIF) should be completed by everyone providing a response to the consultation document. Further information concerning the RIF and how your response will be handled can be found on pages 3 and 4 of the consultation document.

If you have any queries about this consultation please contact June Letham by email: or by telephone: 0300 244 9246.

The consultation pack comprises:

Please feel free to forward copies of the consultation document to anyone else that you consider might have an interest in them.

We look forward to your response.

Yours sincerely

Equine Identification Team
Animal Health & Welfare Division
Scottish Government


Email: June Letham,

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