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Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
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Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
With the New Year fireworks about to begin, we assembled a panel to discuss the problems that fireworks post for animals and animal welfare. Joining me (David Harris BVSc PGCert VetEd FHEA MRCVS, from VetHelpDirect) are…
December 31, 2020 • 22 shares
Equine Flu Outbreak - what do you need to know?
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Equine Flu Outbreak - what do you need to know?
Once again, the UK has been hit by an outbreak of infectious disease - but this time it’s horses that are affected. As a result, the headlines are full of “Horse Flu!!!” stories, racecourses are closed, and some people a…
February 11, 2019 • 2 shares • 6 comments
Time to call halt to the traditional snaffle bit for horses?
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Time to call halt to the traditional snaffle bit for horses?
A dog behaviourist once made an interesting statement in a lecture about the widespread use of dog collars: “ We call dogs “man’s best friends”, then we tie a noose around their necks and drag them around after us. Some…
June 8, 2018 • 138 shares • 1 comments
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Do I really need to worm my horse?
Endoparasites; the gut-wrenching villains that terrorise our horses from their tums to their bums, but how big an issue are they for the average horse? Which worms do we need to be aware of? Is wormer resistance really t…
October 1, 2015
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10 tips for keeping your horse cool this summer
While the sun's glorious rays may leave us jumping for joy, and our saddles, we must be vigilant about ensuring our horses' well-being. Here are some top tips to avoid the dreaded heat stroke, and ensure our four-legged…
August 6, 2015 • 53 shares
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Supporting The Brooke Animal Hospital and equine welfare
There are few professions that can carry such a range of emotions, than that of working with and caring for animals. Almost all animal charities will tell you of the amazing successes they have with cases, for animals of…
March 30, 2015 • 1 shares