Parkview Veterinary Clinic in Strabane are holding two information evenings for horse owners over the coming weeks. The first takes place on Wednesday 25 January and will deal with the subject of lameness. The second, on Wednesday 22 February, covers the topic of parasites. The talks are open to everybody and begin at 7pm. For furtherContinue reading “Information evenings at Parkview Veterinary Clinic, Strabane”
The ISPCA this week launched its Hay Drive, a seasonal fundraising initiative which allows you donate €3 to buy a bale of hay for horses in need. It’s a wonderful idea and a very, very worthwhile cause. You can make your donation by texting the word ‘hay’ to 57802. Read more on the ISPCA website and seeContinue reading “Please support the ISPCA Hay Drive”
Riding clubs, pony clubs, … In today’s Irish Times there’s an interesting report about a new Horse Owners Club in Dunsink, County Dublin. The club formed as a result of Fingal County Council’s horse welfare intervention, helped by skilled input from the Irish Horse Welfare Trust. It sounds like a success. Read “Horses outside: FixingContinue reading “News of another type of club”
Many of you have already watched Channel 4’s programme on the anatomy and bio-mechanics of the racehorse. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can still catch it on the Channel 4 iPlayer. It’s part of the “Inside Nature’s Giants” series.
Ireland’s Horse & Pony magazine (which you can now read on line) is sending more products for club members to test drive. This time they come from Blue Chip. Orla is looking for five guinea pigs to test a bottle of Joint RLF and two to test one of the their balancer feeds, Blue Chip Original.Continue reading “More products to try and test”
Eithne Mac Carthy, a fourth year veterinary medicine student in University College Dublin, is undertaking a World Horse Welfare funded investigation into the prevalence of strangles in horses and ponies in Ireland. Eithne’s project aims to measure the level of sub-clinical Strangles in populations of Irish horses (identifying possible carriers) and with this information develop an eradication plan.The test forContinue reading “Strangles survey”
Last autumn Damien did the leg work on the first product we received for the Ireland’s Horse & Pony Magazine feature “Tried & Tested”. That time it was an all-purpose Bucas Shamrock cooler which arrived in Millie-size. He was very impressed and gave it a high rating on his feedback sheet. Now we’ve received twoContinue reading “New product for ‘Tried & Tested’ arrives”