Consensus Report on the Care of Horses on PMU Ranches
"The Consensus Report on the Care of Horses on PMU Ranches" is a report regarding the high level of care given to horses utilized in PMU production by an international veterinary and welfare groups who inspect equine ranches time to time to monitor the health and welfare of the horses. These groups have included the Canadian Farm Animal Care Trust (CANFACT), the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).
The ranchers took pride in their animals, and Wyeth-Ayerst showed a commitment to continuing to improve the standards of equine welfare on the farms. Based on our inspections, the allegations of inhumane treatment of horses involved in PMU ranching are unfounded. Generally, the horses are very well-cared for. The ranchers and the company have responded in a progressive and proactive manner to both professional and public interest. Observations for improvement have been taken seriously and continue to be acted upon by Wyeth-Ayerst and the PMU ranchers. The public should be assured that the care and welfare of the horses involved in the production of an estrogen replacement medication is good, and is closely monitored.