In June, we were alerted by a member of the public to 6 donkeys that were in a field in the South of France (location cannot be disclosed for privacy reasons) that had feet in poor condition, obviously having not been trimmed for some time. We have been in constant contact with the DDSV for the area concerned and are now happy to report, following 3 visits from one of their officers, that the...
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A horrific story came to light in the equestrian news recently when a prized show horse was killed instantly by a truck on a main road in England. The horse was being transported in a trailer when the pins that hold the ramp shut popped out and the ramp fell open. This was a very popular make of trailer and was not very old. If anyone has had a similar experience of anything like this happening...
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From a welfare point of view it is just as dangerous for an equine to be too fat as it is too thin. Being able to condition score and knowing the weight of your equine is very important when it comes down to feeding, worming, rugging and working your equine. Firstly you’ll need to know how to rate your equine’s bodyweight on a condition score of 0 to 5.   0...
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Wonderful news to report, Ruby and Ebony are now safely ensconced in their new home!  I was a bit apprehensive about loading them as the last experience they had of that was the dealers from the market, but I’m so proud of them both, they marched straight on. Ruby was a bit upset to begin with as she was too weensie to see that Ebony was on the other side, but she settled down, and they...
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Yesterday, World Horse Welfare submitted a dossier to the European Commission requesting laws be tightened up that govern the live transport of horses going to slaughter. The latest research took on more of a scientific approach with vets studying the health and welfare of these horses as they travel sometimes thousands of miles to slaughterhouses throughout Europe. David Marlin, who spearheaded...
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