As part of our commitment to promote the highest standards in welfare, British Equestrian is excited to launch a new initiative in Equine Health Week. Running from 28 November to 4 December 2023, the week will feature educational content across our social media channels from leading veterinary surgeons, many of which sit on British Equestrian’s Equine Infectious Diseases Advisory Group (EIDAG). The week is aimed at everyone who interacts with equines – whether you ride occasionally at a centre, have your own horse or run a bustling yard, everyone has a part to play in the health, wellbeing and welfare of our partners.
Here's what you can expect from the week...
|Disease of the Day||Top tips||Vet talk|
|Mon 28 Nov||
Equine influenza –Richard Newton
|Health signs and TPR – Roly Owers||Equine influenza: why do we vaccinate? –Richard Newton|
|Tues 29 Nov||Strangles – Scott Pirie||Introducing new horses – David Rendle||Equine influenza: the case for six-monthly vaccination – Richard Newton|
|Weds 30 Nov||Equine herpes virus – Philip Ivens||Biosecurity at home – Celia Marr||The fight against disease: antimicrobial stewardship and antibiotic resistance – Sarah Smith|
|Thurs 1 Dec||Tetanus – Celia Marr||Pre-competition checks – Philip Ivens||Protecting against parasites: anthelmintic resistance – David Rendle|
|Fri 2 Dec||Ringworm – David Rendle||Attending equine events – Richard Newton||The case for EHV vaccination – Philip Ivens|
|Sat 3 Dec||Breeding diseases – James Crabtree||How diseases spread through your yard – British Grooms Association||LAUNCH: venue handbook – Celia Marr|
|Sun 4 Dec||Exotic diseases – Matthew Robin||Professional visits – Jane Nixon||Round-up of the week|