Open to non-members and members alike, horse owners are invited to attend a presentation on the dangers of colic by the local branch of the British Horse Society.
Hard to stomach by owners and horses alike, this potentially fatal condition can be avoided or treated successfully if owners can spot the early symptoms.
Colic accounts for one in three emergency veterinary call outs to horses. At least one in ten of these cases may be critical, and up to 80% of these critical cases result in death or the horse being euthanised.
The BHS is promoting awareness of what causes colic, how to recognise it and what to do about it as part of a national campaign ‘REACT Now to Beat Colic’ to minimise the number of cases. Following the success of an autumn talk on lameness, the North West Yorkshire branch of the society is presenting Combat Colic, an evening presentation featuring speakers with hands-on experience of the condition and expert advice in avoiding it.
Veterinary surgeon Ben Gaskell returns to talk on the subject and is joined by equine nutritionist Sarah Rushby from Saracen Feeds. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience and BHS literature on colic to take home.
Tickets are £3 and are available on the door.