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Pasture management: upgrade your grass

Getting the best from your grazing takes time, effort and most importantly a plan. With spring on the way, there is still plenty of time to get jobs in the diary and ensure you have enough grass to see you to next winter. On average, horses spend up to 16 hours a day eating, and…

Coat care and grooming: let it shine

As the horse’s largest organ, the skin is a great indicator for overall health, and maintaining a good grooming regime will ensure your horse looks its best, no matter the weather. Made up of two layers (the epidermis and the dermis), the skin provides a protective barrier to wind, rain and dirt, helps to regulate…

New future for Futurity

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is pleased to announce the continuation of its Equine Development programme, following its handover to a new company formed by a partnership of industry experts. The group came together in a bid to take on the running of the activities, which consist of a stallion show, breeding magazine and the…

Giving Equine Herpes Virus the wobbles

Work aimed at developing a new vaccine to protect against abortigenic and neurological equine herpes virus (EHV) has begun at veterinary charity, the Animal Health Trust (AHT). Dr Neil Bryant of the AHT, who is leading the research, said, “EHV is a major welfare concern for horses and foals and causes emotional, as well as…

New equine DNA test set to help racehorse health

Dr Debbie Guest, Head of Stem Cell Research at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in Newmarket, is developing a new DNA test to identify thoroughbred racehorses with an increased risk of fracture. Scientists from the AHT’s Equine Genetics Team recently established that there is a link between DNA and the likelihood of fracture in racehorses….

Hotfoot it to Haydock and Newmarket to learn about horseracing

More young equestrian fans than ever before will get the chance to discover the exciting sport of horseracing in 2018, with QIPCO British Champions Series and The Pony Club further extending their commitment to engage the younger generation in the sport. On Saturday 26th May, Haydock Park Racecourse will play host to one of two…

Top tips for a healthy stable environment this Spring!

David Jeffrey’s of Stable Shield, the leaders in equine biosecurity offers advice and tips on keeping your stable a bacteria-free zone. It is crucial that horses are kept in a clean environment as it assists with their respiratory system and overall wellbeing. Therefore it is extremely important to take every possible precaution against the spread…

Inspiring Equine Showcase launches £2million investment

Writtle University College unveiled its fantastic new equine facilities and resources at an Equine Showcase packed full of inspiring interactive workshops. The event – on Wednesday 14 March – gave around 300 visitors a taster of the range of exciting equine work at Writtle, and the dynamic equine community on campus. Following a £2 million…

Saving the Suffolk at Stallion AI Services

Stallion AI Services are proud to be playing a vital part in the survival of the oldest and one of most iconic of the British heavyweight horse breeds, by currently standing three Suffolk stallions for semen collection and freezing. On the RBST “critical” list of endangered breeds, the Suffolk horse could become extinct within the…

A foal in the family

Many owners will dream of breeding their next horse from their much-loved mare; it seems a simple solution! Choose a stallion that will produce the finest foal and hey presto! However, as those who have bred a foal in the past know only too well, there is so much more to it. Here we take…