HC Deb 07 July 1965 vol 715 c1577
23. Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why race horses entering Great Britain are treated for quarantine purposes differently from dogs and other animals.

Mr. Hoy

Dogs and cats are quarantined because of the danger of introducing rabies, and ruminants because of foot-and-mouth disease. Race horses are extremely unlikely to introduce either of these diseases.