20 May 2021
A nationwide biobank to gather vital samples for research into the devastating disease Equine Grass Sickness (EGS), which has an 80% fatality rate in affected horses, has recently been launched by The Moredun Foundation and The Equine G...
10 May 2021
A government consultation on animal welfare sentencing in 2017 had an enormous response showing strong public support for tougher legislation. These measures were widely supported by welfare charities such as The British Horse Society and the RSPCA. ...
27 Apr 2021
The British Horse Society has released a new edition of the Strategy to Eradicate and Prevent Strangles (STEPS), a collaborative effort with several organisations. The widely used strategy provides crucial guidance on how to minimise the risk of spre...
8 Apr 2021
The BHS are supporting a national week of action encouraging people to speak out and challenge the stigma of the UK’s most prevalent equine disease.
23 Mar 2021
Researchers at the University of Liverpool collaborated with major equine charities to document the experiences of more than 750 UK horse owners who use alternative grazing systems to manage their horse’s health and wellbeing.
The past centu...
3 Mar 2021
Currently, there is a Europe-wide alert of increased risk of disease associated with Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia (ESP) and has already resulted in related outbreaks in at least three other countries in Europe.
24 Feb 2021
The deadline for microchipping your horse in Scotland is 28 March 2021.
25 Jan 2021
Six leading animal welfare charities are calling on the public and the government for support this winter to help them cope with an expected surge in equine welfare cases due to the pandemic, as they release a joint report, Britain’s Horse Problem.
1 Jan 2021
In the interest of protecting animal welfare, and with the possibility of traffic disruption in Kent after 1st January 2021, Defra would strongly advise equine transporters to consider using vehicles with a combined weight of less than 7.5 tonnes, en...
2 Sept 2020
Please note, while the guidance is current at the point of publication, it may quickly be superseded following further government updates, or changes to the situation. Please bear with us while make these changes. Regional restrict...
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