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Category Archive for: ‘Horses’

  • Preventing Horse Thefts

    Sadly, horse thefts do happen, but there are things that owners can do to deter thieves. Things you can do: Ensure that your horse is freezemarked or microchipped: This is easy to arrange and your horse’s details are put onto a central computer. Most companies …

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  • Ragwort

    Imagine this: You stop eating. You get stomach pains. You’re losing weight – fast. You have no energy. The sun hurts your skin. You lose co-ordination. You’re struggling to breathe. Now you’re going blind. Worst of all, you can’t tell anyone how bad you feel – and …

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  • Responsible re-homing

    Equine charities receive a large number of calls every month from horse owners seeking alternative homes for their animals. There are over one million horses and donkeys in the UK and the charitable sector has limited space available and must prioritise welfare and rescue cases. Welfare …

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  • Tetanus and influenza vaccinations for horses and ponies

    Prevention is ultimately better than cure and inoculation can provide horses with immunity against commonly occurring debilitating infections. The principle of all vaccinations is to initiate a course of injections followed by ‘booster’ doses at various intervals, depending on the type of vaccine and the immunity provided. …

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  • To stable or not to stable

    During the winter, horse owners often worry about whether their horse should be tucked up in its stable or outside in the cold. How many of us keep our horse stabled during the winter months as a matter of course? Is it to make sure they don’t …

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  • Top Tips for Buying a Horse

    If you are considering BUYING a horse, to ensure the legitimacy of the horse and horse owner we have our own top 10 tips for buying a horse. Decide what you need. Never buy unseen. Bring an experienced horse person with you. Check identification. Get the …

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  • Winter Welfare Tips

    World Horse Welfare cares for around 330 horses at any one time across our four UK Recovery and Rehabilitation Centres. Even at our most Northern Centre; Belwade Farm in Aberdeenshire, horses are only rugged if they are clipped, particularly elderly, underweight or thin skinned. Deputy Chief Executive …

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