Posted by Kathryn on Jun 30, 2010 in Rescues | 13 comments
Whilst monitoring the French ‘rescue’ forums over here, we saw to our dismay a racehorse from the UK, Corran Ard, at risk of going for meat.
On checking his details on the Racing Post site, we discovered that his last run on the 26th of March this year, was less than a month before his arrival on the site on the 20th of April.
His most recent trainer, Tim Vaughan, was promptly...
Posted by Jenny on Jun 25, 2010 in Disease | 0 comments
One of our ERF supporters had been unlucky enough to fall within the 2km radius for quarantining and compulsory testing for EIA, after two positive cases of the disease were identified locally. She was obviously very worried about her horses when she discovered that the disease is considered ‘notifiable’ under EU regs, and that any animal found to be positive is...
We had a very worthwhile day out on Sunday at the Etcetera re-launch fete, where we got to meet some of our present supporters and also gained some new ones. It’s always nice to put a face to a name and to show some examples of how donations are being used. Despite the slightly chilly weather there was an excellent turnout with lots of interesting stands and car boot stalls to keep...
Posted by Jenny on Jun 15, 2010 in General News | 1 comment
Princess Haya, in her position as President of the FEI, has spoken out in favour of compulsory microchipping and passporting. Speaking to top European Veterinary officials attending the third European Veterinary Week (EVW) in Brussels today, the FEI President highlighted the need to create a clear distinction between the sport horse as an equine athlete and livestock that is part of the food...
Posted by Kathryn on Jun 10, 2010 in Association News | 0 comments
The Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) have once again brought a big smile to our faces at ERF when we recently received a parcel of donated medical products from them.
AMCF are a Netherlands registered charity operating from the Netherlands and France and run by volunteers who supply medicines, medical equipment and other care products to animal shelters.
The wormers, antibiotics,...