Grass Sickness still a major threat!
Feb28

Grass Sickness still a major threat!

By Dr Jo Ireland BVMS PhD, Cert AVP(EM), MRCVS. Equine Grass Sickness Research Co-ordinator at the Animal Health Trust. Equine grass sickness (EGS) is a debilitating disease affecting grazing horses, ponies and donkeys, with a mortality rate in excess of 85%. Since EGS was first recognised in Broughty Ferry during the early 1900s, Britain continues to have the highest incidence worldwide and Scotland remains most severely affected....

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Obese horses and ponies at risk!
Feb27

Obese horses and ponies at risk!

SPILLERS®, as part of the WALTHAM® International Laminitis and Obesity Research Consortia, is continuing to support important research on laminitis and obesity, with its involvement in two new PhD programmes during 2015. In some surveys around 50% of leisure horses and ponies in the UK have been reported as obese which increases their risk of several adverse health consequences including laminitis. Laminitis is a serious disease...

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EQUIDO – Keep it simple…?
Feb25

EQUIDO – Keep it simple…?

By Morag Higgins WESI MRPCH BHSAI HNCES In essence working with horses and riding horses is simple and we can often lose sight of this. Horses are naturally balanced, athletic, free moving, and creative animals when running free, it is when humans get involved that things get complicated. We seem to inhibit our horses from the moment we engage with them, be it in the form of the equipment we use or simply how we handle situations or...

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Ammonia & Respiratory Health
Feb23

Ammonia & Respiratory Health

 http://mensclub24.ru/ Ammonia is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent smell. Horses excrete urea in both urine and faeces and this is rapidly converted to ammonia. Ammonia molecules tend to be deposited in the upper and proximal lower airways where they primarily cause musical irritation, inflammation and dysfunction, promote mucus secretion and airway narrowing and disrupt defences against other inhaled particles....

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No vetting required!
Feb22

No vetting required!

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