Veterinary

23/06/2017
Veterinary News

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is asking owners to volunteer their horses to help in their latest ground-breaking study, which aims to help develop guidelines for appropriate rider weight for horses.  There is an apparent growing problem of riders who are oversized for their horses.

01/06/2017
Veterinary News

The FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List Group - the sub-committee of the Veterinary Committee responsible for the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List (EPSL) - has met to consider changes to the 2017 EPSL.

30/05/2017
German Dressage News

Imke Lubeseder, secretary to Sönke Lauterbach, the actual secretary-general of the German Equestrian Federation (FN), has sent a reminder to the members of the FN that trimming whiskers and ears is against animal welfare and forbidden in Germany.

25/05/2017
Veterinary News

There is undisputed evidence to show that owners, riders and trainers have a poor ability to recognise signs of pain manifest as lameness when horses are ridden. Approximately 47% of sports horses in regular work and assumed to be sound have pain-related gait abnormalities.

15/05/2017
Veterinary News

In the past year alone, 426 road incidents have been reported to The British Horse Society (BHS), resulting in the death of one person and 21 horses. The largest equine charity in the UK, the BHS launched its Dead Slow campaign in order to educate drivers on how to safely pass a horse on the road.

05/05/2017
American Dressage News

Cargill, the feed company that produces the Soothing Pink supplement, has found trace amounts of ractopamine in their product. The U.S. horses Horizon and Don Principe were fed with this product and tested positive to the banned substance.

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