A welfare day for BHS members was held at the Animal Heath Trust, Newmarket, on Saturday 4 October. The day included speakers on atypical myopathy, Grass Sickness, laminitis and equine obesity.
Lee Hackett, BHS Director of Equine Policy, opened the day with a talk on the current welfare crisis and what the BHS Welfare team is doing to help. Lee also talked about Faith, Hope and Charity, some of the latest casualties for the equine crisis.
After a fabulous lunch where members got the chance to chat, we enjoyed a tour of the facilities of the Trust. This included the x-ray department, the latest equipment in bone scanning and the MMR room. We all felt should our horse end up in this type of facility we at least would know what process would be followed and the difference between a MMR and a bone scan!
BHS member Martine Holden had this to say about the event: “Many thanks for organising such an informative and interesting BHS welfare day at the Animal Health Trust.
"It was an excellent venue for this purpose and the speakers were all very knowledgeable and clear in the delivery of their particular subject.
"They are all obviously passionate about their work and I thought the event offered a good mix of topical equine issues. The tour of the facility at the close of the day was also extremely interesting.”