Horse

21/12/2018

Hope Fund helps Domino the horse

Much loved horse, 13-year old Domino, was viciously attacked by an assailant with a knife and hammer, while grazing in his field 18 months ago. The assault left him terrified and suffering horrific lacerations across his shoulder and face. He required hours of surgery and months of follow up care, with the public donating thousands […]

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08/05/2018

Survey Reveals Horse Owners Are Still Struggling with Worm Control

Zoetis, Worming. Zoetis Inc. today announced that results from the latest National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) show that some horse owners are still not up to speed with best worming practice. More than a third of survey respondents don’t carry out faecal worm egg counts (FWECs) at all, while of those that do only 25% […]

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01/05/2018

New senior research from SPILLERS® shows even healthy older horses have increased insulin responses

New research, conducted in collaboration with SPILLERS® shows that even healthy older horses have increased insulin responses, compared to younger horses, in response to a starch rich or starch and sugar rich meal. This suggests that older horses, whether or not they have been diagnosed with insulin dysregulation, need an appropriate diet and management plan […]

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28/03/2018

Landmark pilot study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance

Results of a new pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance, presented at the National Equine Forum on 8 March 2018, show that high rider: horse bodyweight ratios can induce temporary lameness and discomfort. In simple terms, if the rider is excessively heavy for the horse in question it can have […]

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21/02/2018

Live Streaming for National Equine Forum

This year’s National Equine Forum (NEF), on 8 March 2018, will be accessible to hundreds more people this year thanks to the introduction of free live streaming. In addition, the Forum now has its own new website. Live Streaming is an exciting advance this year. The Forum has teamed up with #HorseHour, the worldwide online […]

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