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Improving horse welfare in the county

6 Mar 2012


Equine Group Durham (EGD) continues to meet monthly, making huge inroads into the problem of loose and abandoned horses in the county. As an extension of this important work, we are due to hold our second Horseman’s Evening in Bishop Auckland to help educate owners on care and welfare issues. Ben Sturgeon, partner at Castle Vets in Barnard Castle will lead the session.

Richard Phillips of Swale Vets continues to make an enormous commitment to colt castration in the county for which we are extremely grateful. We have issued passports and microchips to over 700 horses in the county since the scheme began in January 2011. This includes walk-in days at some of the county Fire Stations for people with one or two horses.

If you have horses or ponies needing passports and/or microchips then we can help – the cost is £25 per animal which includes microchip registration. It’s a great deal!

Contact Wendy Suddes for more details.

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