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  • Everything you need to know about equine flu
    Everything you need to know about equine flu

    Equine flu recently hit the headlines when all racing in Britain was cancelled after three racehorses were found with the illness. What is equine flu and is there anything you can do to prevent your horse from catching it?    

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  • New study reveals that horses prefer gentle grooming
    New study reveals that horses prefer gentle grooming

    It sounds a bit obvious doesn’t it? bear with us! A new study has shown that horses favour gentle touches which is hardly surprising. But the research was primarily aimed at establishing if facial expressions provide a good indication of the way horses are feeling.

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  • Preserved horse found in Pompeii Villa
    Preserved horse found in Pompeii Villa

    When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the Roman city of Pompeii was buried up to six metres beneath the resulting pyroclastic flow. The city lay hidden for centuries before being rediscovered in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.

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  • Vet issues warning about bedding banks
    Vet issues warning about bedding banks

    Horse and Hound has recently reported a vet’s concerns over bedding banks. Many equestrian’s favour building banks of bedding around the perimeter of stalls to prevent horses from getting cast. A horse can get cast (stuck) in it’s stall. A horse is said to be cast when it has lain…

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  • How to care for an elderly horse
    How to care for an elderly horse

    Horses are living longer these days as a result of improved medical care, a better understanding of equine care generally and the fact that most horses are not required to undertake heavy work. Horses can live for 30 years and more but their needs change as they age.

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