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29. Trotter welfare’s protection: A legislative perspective - Annamaria Passantino, Claudia Giannetto, Letizia Passantino, Giuseppe Piccione

Veterinary World, 8(3): 427-431



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2015.427-431


Annamaria Passantino: Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy;

Claudia Giannetto: Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy;

Letizia Passantino: Department of Emergency and Organ Transplant (D.E.T.O.), University of Bari, Str. Prov.le per Casamassima Km 3,

70010 Valenzano (BA), Italy;

Giuseppe Piccione: Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy;


Received: 18-11-2014, Revised: 20-02-2015, Accepted: 01-03-2015, Publishing online: 30-03-2015


Corresponding author: Giuseppe Piccione, e-mail:

Citation: Passantino A, Giannetto C, Passantino L, Piccione G (2015) Trotter welfare’s protection: A egislative perspective. Veterinary World 8(3);427-431.

The Council of Europe’s activities in the field of animal welfare are particularly noteworthy and comprise the elaboration of several norms for the protection of animals. Concerning the specific European Directive, Regulations or Convention for the protection of animals, the Authors underline the missing of specifics recommendations concerning the welfare of sport horses and especially of trotters. Guidelines are reported by regulation of equestrian sports. The paper’s purpose is to give practical elements to individuate the welfare state and to promote a clear regulation on welfare, care and protection of trotters.

Keywords: animal protection, animal welfare, five freedoms, guidelines, legislation, trotter horses.

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