ERF have been asked to help a shetland in the Vendee region that has severely overgrown feet. The pony is elderly, about 26 years old and so we now have to talk to the owner, vets and farriers to see what options are going to be in the best interests of the pony. Irreparable and sometimes fatal damage can occur when the feet are neglected to this degree . Sadly there are many equines that...
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We’re happy to report that we have found and spoken to the owner of the horse. She is 27, a much loved family pet and has had a tumour for 6 months. She is being cared for by a vet in nearby Ruffec and they are just waiting for her time to come as she is too old to be operated on now. We will continue offer our support to the family as they have a  difficult time ahead of them. In the...
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Behind the rescues…

At ERF we are regularly informed of possible welfare cases by our members and supporters. Often we need to find out more background information on the animals in order to assess whether the animals are simply ill and being cared for properly by their owners or whether they are being neglected and are truly in need of help. At the weekend we were contacted via one of the French forums about a...
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Last Saturday we delivered Hugo to his wonderful new home in the Limousin. We would like to thank everyone that made his rescue possible and his new family for offering this very special little chap the equally special home he deserved.Watch his arrival...
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Well you can always tell when summer’s just around the corner when the beastly ticks start their campaign of terror! It is paramount to inspect regularly for these little blighters as they can carry the deadly Pyroplasmosis or Lymes disease. The best way to get a tick off your horse if you find one is to use a tick tool, shown below, which you slide under the tick and carefully twist...
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