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Table 9 Monthly totals of horses slaughtered for human consumption at all Irish abattoirs January to December, 2010 to 2012 – based on IEC samples for equine Trichinella testing data

From: A demographic survey of unwanted horses in Ireland in 2011 and totals for 2012 and a comparison with 2010

Month 2010 2011 2012
January 193 974 1956
February 549 1338 2056
March 424 2077 1953
April 406 1685 1404
May 503 1206 1752
June 483 1483 1647
July 537 1082 1547
August 736 669 1735
September 1,252 1810 1894
October 1,550 1442 3056
November 1,270 2093 3322
December 653 707 1731
TOTAL 8,556 16,566 24,053