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Decree relative to approved (pure-bred/ registered) horse-type breeding animals (No. 67 of 1999).

Type of law
Date of original text

The scope of the Decree is to secure proper breeding of purebred horses, mules, and donkeys. Its provisions implement in Norway EU Council Directives 90/427/EC and 94/28/EC. Section 3 gives a definition of a purebred animal. In order to become a recognised breeding organization, an institution resident in Norway which has adopted rules for the registration of purebred animals and established such register, apply to the State Agriculture supervision Agency (sect. 4). In order to be approved as breeding animal, horses shall meet the standards laid down in Schedule 2 (sect. 5). Section 6 makes provision for a genealogical identity certificate. Animals that come from 'third countries' shall be introduced in the register if approved by an officially recognised institution of the country of origin (sect. 7). Section 8 prescribes standards for breeding material imported from third countries. The remaining provisions mainly deal with selection of animals. (24 sections completed by 3 Schedules)
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of Decree No. 67 of 1999 as amended last by Decree No. 1467 of 2004.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Forskrift om godkjente (reinavla/registrerte) dyr av hestefamilien.