KFPS Royal Friesian

1)    Foal book stallions may qualify for a stud license in non-European countries where the use of both fresh as well as frozen semen of KFPS-approved stallions is not available or virtually impossible. On the basis of established criteria as laid down in the ‘Policy for Assigning Stud licenses to foal book stallions outside the Netherlands’, it is at the discretion of the KFPS to decide if a country is eligible for a Foal book stud license.
2)    The offspring  of foal book stallions with a stud license are registered in B-Book I (Bijboek I).
3)    To qualify for a stud license the following criteria must be met:
-    A stallion must rank among the better Star stallions and preferably  should have completed the Second Viewing of the Stallion Inspection. 
-    Both X-ray testing as well as semen testing must be conducted in line with the prevailing standards for Studbook stallions (see annex 1).
-    Before a license can be issued the stallion must be judged by at least one member of the Inspection.  All ensuing expenses are at the cost of the applicant.
-    The stallion must have completed an ABFP- or IBOP Test with a minimum of 77 points averaging a minimum of 6.7 for walk and trot.
•    In exceptional cases the scores realized in the Central Examination could replace the ABFP- or IBOP requirements but this decision is at all times at the discretion of the Inspection. In case the stallion has scored between 70 and 75 points in the Central Examination (NL) a stallion may be eligible for a stud license. 
•    In exceptional cases the ABFP- or IBOP requirements could be replaced by the Sport predicate but this decision is at all times at the discretion of the Inspection.
-    With the effect of January 1st, 2017, the stallion must undergo DNA testing and be tested negatively for carrier status of the genetic anomalies dwarfism and/or hydrocephaly. 

4)    Stud licenses must be applied for at the KFPS by the breeding association in question by means of a fully completed application form to be obtained from the KFPS office. The information required include the following:
-    Name and registration number of the stallion    
-    Full details of name and address of the owner  
-    Full details of the address/location where the foal book stallion will be stationed  
-    Information regarding the mares to be serviced by the prospective licensed stallion  

5)    The owner must be a member of the KFPS and, if applicable, of an association officially recognized by the KFPS.  
6)    On receipt of the application the KFPS will decide whether the country in question is eligible for a licensed foal book stallion. If the country is indeed considered eligible then the KFPS Inspection will review the application at the first Inspection Meeting following filing of the application. The applicant will be informed in writing of the Inspection´s decision.  
7)    The assigned stud license will specify the minimum and maximum number of mares to be serviced by the stallion. In case the minimum number of mares to be serviced is not realized in the first two years the license can be revoked.
8)    The issued license is valid for the duration of two consecutive breeding seasons. Following this the license will be extended  with one-year periods at a time.     
9)    The license is only valid for the country and owner to whom the license has been issued.  
10)    The license is issued subject to the following conditions:      
-    The license only comes into effect once the registration certificate has been transferred to the owner´s name and all ensuing costs have been settled.   
-    The owner must have paid the registration fees of € 265.- *. *Prices are subject to annual adjustments.   
-    Each stud service must be reported to the KFPS in writing within two weeks.     
-    Administration fees to the amount of  € 12.50 will be invoiced for every stud service.     
-    The owner is held to keep accurate records of all stud services. If this is not the case the license can be revoked.
-    The Foalbook stallion´s DNA profile must be deposited at the KFPS. Hair samples of both dam and stallion in question must be sent to the KFPS office. Licenses will be posted including bags that can be used for returning the requested hair samples. Receipt of hair samples must take place within three months of postage of the license.     

11)     If the owner wishes to extend the stud license he must timely submit a new application, (before the end of the calendar year), through the association of the country in question. After that the license will be extended each time with a new one-year period. 
12)     Should the stallion continue to be used for stud services after the license has expired and no new application has been submitted, then all offspring will be registered in B-Book II (Bijboek II) after mandatory DNA testing.    
13)    For continuation of the license:    
-     the stallion must each year (if possible) be presented to the jury 
-    offspring must be presented to the jury to determine whether the stallion has a positive effect on the breeding programme of the country in question
-     the stallion must service a minimum of five mares per year

14)   Accountability
a. The decision as to which countries receive a stud license to use Foalbook stallions for breeding is taken at the Meeting of the Inspection. In case the Inspection rules that the status of a specific country warrants a change, this will be done in consultation with the breeding chapter/daughter association of the country in question.     

b. The minimum requirements for stallions to be eligible for a stud license are to be determined by the Inspection. After an application has been submitted the Inspection will examine the stallion in line with  established requirements and issue the license.       

c. The Board of the breeding chapter/daughter association in the country in question submits the application to the KFPS. In doing so they are responsible for the number of stallions used and  the topographic breadth, obviously in compliance with 14b.    

On the basis of the assessment of both stallion and his offspring as well as testing against the criteria as laid down in article 1, the decision will be taken whether to extend the stud license by a period of two years.  
 

Bijlage 1
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RADIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE FPS STALLIONS FOR THE CLASSIFICATION IN THE BREEDING PROGRAM (2007)

A complete set of radiographs for the review of the veterinary classification committee comprises 18 radiographs of excellent radiotechnical quality according to projection and exposure.
(Projections according: A standardized nomenclature for radiographic projections used in veterinary medicine. 
James E. Smallwood et al. Veterinary Radiology, Vol.26, No. 1, 1985; pp 2-9)

Name of the horse, studbook number, date of X-ray examination and the indication (L/R) of the legs have to be printed on the radiographs.

The following projections are required:
Frontleg, both sides:
-    Lateromedial (LM) view, without grid. 
Filmsize 24 x 30 cm.                                                 2
-    Dorso 55proximal - Palmarodistal oblique (D55Pr-PaDiO) view of the podotrochlea,
with grid. Filmsize 18 x 24 cm.
 2
For both projections the foot, after removal of the shoe, cleaning and trimming of the sole 
and frog, is positioned in a wooden block which lifts the foot 16 cm from the floor and 
tilts the heel 55 (upright-pedal view) For the dorso-palmar projection the frog and sole 
should be packed with soft soap or appropiate paste.
-    Proximal sesamoid bones in projection without superposition of the collateral one;
one in Dorso 45 medial-Palmarolateral oblique (D45M-PaLO) direction for the medial
and one in the Dorso 45lateral-Palmaromedial oblique (D45L-PaMO) direction for the 
lateral sesamoid bone, without grid.
Filmsize 18 x 24 cm.                                                 4

Hindleg, both sides:
Hockjoint, including all tarsal joints and calcaneus:
-    Lateromedial (LM) view, without grid.
Filmsize 24 x 30 cm.                                                 2

-    Dorsoplantar (DPl) view, without grid.
Filmsize 24 x 30 cm.                                                 2

-    Dorso 45 medial-Plantarolateral oblique (D45M-PlLO) view, without grid.
(Radiographs made in the Plantaro 45lateral-Dorsomedial oblique
(Pl45L-DMO) direction are not accepted)
Filmsize 24 x 30 cm.                                                 2

Knee-joint:
-    Lateromedial (LM) view, without grid.
Filmsize 24 x 30 cm.                                                 2

-    Caudo 10 proximal 60 latero-Craniomedial-oblique (Cd10Pr60L-CrMO) view,
without grid.
Filmsize 24 x 30 cm.                                                 2

TOTAL OF RADIOGRAPHS                                                18