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Owner’s get their say in new Equine health study

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Becky Statham, 23 July 2015 10:28

Researchers and Veterinary clinicians from the University of Liverpool are developing a research programme exploring horse owners’ understanding and experiences of equine health. The current study is being funded and supported by the Animal Welfare Foundation, part of the British Veterinary Association. Why is this study so important? Horse-owners and carers play a key role in the health of their ...

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New bridge helps riders can enjoy forgotten routes on the North York Moors

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Imogen Johnson, 21 May 2015 10:47

A new bridge over the Murk Esk in the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP) has re-established missing routes in the picturesque Esk Valley creating and improving six bridleways. The Missing Links Project, made possible thanks to funding from the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), has been on the wish list of the NYMNP for a number ...

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Take part in a survey about horse behaviour

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Your Horse, 02 December 2014 12:28

When does a horse’s behaviour become a problem? And how would you go about dealing with it? These are the questions that Justine Harding from the University of Lincoln wants you to help answer.  “I’m interested in finding out how different horse behaviours are perceived by their owners and carers. What is considered a problem by one person may not ...

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New ragwort strategies put forward by BHS and Defra after survey of thousands of horse owners

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Katy Islip, 20 November 2014 12:00

Plans to up the fight against the poisonous plant ragwort have been announced today by the British Horse Society (BHS), after a survey of nearly 14,000 horse owners.Supported by government department Defra, the BHS ran the survey this summer to assess levels of concern and knowledge about ragwort. Results showed 20% of respondents knew of instances where horses had been ...

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New equestrian range available from Aldi

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Allison Lowther, 30 October 2014 14:25

There's some great-value, quality gear available this winter, thanks to the Aldi Specialbuys Equestrian range which is available in stores nationwide now. There's the long-sleeved ladies Training Jacket (£19.99) which is made from a fantastic functional fabric that's breathable, windproof and water repellent. The stretch material means you can move easily yet fit extra layers underneath for warmth when you need ...

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Let’s talk about laminitis!

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Becky Statham, 09 May 2014 11:06

If you’ve got a laminitic horse or pony, or want to know more about this potentially devastating condition, make sure you get involved in a project looking to raise awareness about the disease. Now in its third year, the ‘Talk About Laminitis’ initiative aims to raise awareness of the link between laminitis and an underlying hormonal condition, either Cushing’s disease ...

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Help a cast horse to freedom

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Helen Milbank, 12 February 2014 12:50

If your horse gets cast in his stable, follow our five-step guide to help free him: Step 1 Recruit the help of two experienced friends and get kitted out in riding hats, gloves and sturdy boots. When you feel safe, enter your horse’s stable with caution and stay on your guard at all times. Keep the stable door wide open ...

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Join our Feet First campaign

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Imogen Johnson, 28 January 2014 11:59

Laminitis is a disease every horse owner has heard of, but what exactly is it, why does it happen, and what can we do to prevent it? Dispel the myths surrounding this painful condition, and discover the latest facts, with our new Feet First campaign, brought to you in association with the experts at SPILLERS. Traditionally considered a disease affecting fat, hairy ...

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How to condition score your horse

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Helen Milbank, 08 August 2013 12:53

The best way to assess your horse's condition is to fat or condition score your horse. Take a look at our video below which guides you on how to condition score your horse   brightcove.createExperiences();

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