An unavoidable part of keeping equines is the fact that they produce manure….manure in great quantities! On average a horse will produce about 8-12 piles of poo a day, that could be more that 22kg a day for just one horse. If you are managing your paddocks by ‘poop scooping’ or have your horses in and muck out each day, you will, like many of us be wondering what to do with all...
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Ireland’s financial crash from prosperity has hit everyone very hard indeed, but none are suffering more than the horses, and those involved with them. A major part of Ireland’s economy has always been the horse industry, with high prices commanded for the cream of the bloodstock from the racing world. This link about TOM HOGAN tells of a racehorse trainer in Ireland who has seen his...
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A new law brought into force on the 11th of March 2011, is detailed in this LINK It seems to have come about as a result of a case brought by the Farriers association against barefoot trimmers. Basically it lists and clarifies who, legally, (who isn’t a vet) can perform procedures on animals. Only in the case of first aid or contagious disease can anyone not qualified legitimately do...
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Earlier this year we were asked to find adoption homes for two pure-bred Arab mares, Milly and Ellie. Due to exceptionally sad circumstances, their owner was having to move back to the UK and could not take the girls with her. Having owned Milly since a foal, she was grief-stricken at the idea of having to part with her. Her pain was heart-wrenching, and we tried to support her as much as...
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