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Welfare Conference 2016

20 Apr 2016

Welfare conference 2016 speakersBHS Scotland in association with World Horse Welfare held an Equine Welfare Conference at World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Belwade Farm on Wednesday 20 April 2016.
Professor Derek Knottenbelt Chaired the conference where the subjects covered were as follows:

Nick Ambrose from The Animal Health & Disease Prevention department of the Scottish Government spoke on the New Equine ID Regulations and Central Equine Database - the practical implications

Dr Richard Newton Head of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Animal Health Trust spoke on Biosecurity and update on exotic diseases.  Download his presentation.

Roly Owers - Chief Executive, World Horse Welfare spoke on - Britain's horse crisis - where are we now?  Please download his presentation.

Professor Natalie Waran, Jeanne Marchig Professor of Animal Welfare Education spoke on Are horses happy athletes?

Dr Georgina Crossman, AESE (Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence 2015)Project Coordinator spoke on Equine End of Life Study
World Horse Welfare investigator spoke on Tackling identity fraud linked to the trade in low value equines - who's doing what?​

Gemma Pearson Dick Vet Equine Hospital Edinburgh and Veterinary Liaison OFficer for the international Society of Equitation Science spoke on Horse handling, welfare and behaviour.  Download her presentation.

We were treated to an amazing day of informative presentations.  Everyone who attended found the subjects fascinating and thoroughly enjoyed their day.

​Our sincere thanks go to all the presenters who made the day so fantastic and also to all the staff at World Horse Welfare, Belwade Farm who made us all so welcome. Especially the catering staff and the amazing lunch they provided everyone with.  Special thanks too must go to Eileen Gillen of World Horse Welfare whose help with arranging the conference we could not have done without. - Thank you.

Pictured Back row: Nick Ambrose, Roly Owers, Dr Richard Newton, Professor Derek Knottenbelt
Front row:             Dr Georgina Crossman, Gemma Pearson, and Professor Natalie Waran

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