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Have you and your horses been affected by strangles?

Josh Eustace, an MSc student of International Animal Welfare Law and Ethics (IAWEL) has launched an online survey through The University of Edinburgh for his dissertation aimed at horse owners/loaners, employees or managers/owners of yards who have experienced at least one case of strangles since January 2020.  Strangles is the most common infectious disease in equids in […]
December 19, 2023
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Suitably Mounted Group Launches Survey

Equestrians are invited to share their views about how to determine rider suitability with horses or ponies. The Suitably Mounted Group (SMG) is pleased to announce the launch today of an important survey about the factors that should be considered when matching riders with horses or ponies.  What constitutes a suitable match between horses and riders has […]
December 8, 2023
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Equine Charities Issue Urgent Fireworks Appeal

For over two decades, the RSPCA (England & Wales) has campaigned for changes in fireworks legislation. In 2018, they launched the 'Bang Out of Order' report, shedding light on the distressing impact of fireworks on animals. Shockingly, 92% of respondents shared that they received no prior warning of fireworks in their area during the season. […]
December 6, 2023
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NEWC Welcomes Writtle University College as new member

We are delighted to welcome Writtle University College as a member of NEWC. Established in 1893, Writtle is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK and offers a range of land-based, animal, sport and health courses at various levels of academic study. Their course provision includes a wide range of FE, HE and […]
November 15, 2023
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Redwings releases footage of horses distressed by fireworks

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has released video footage showing the effects of fireworks on some of their residents taken on Bonfire Night, Sunday 5th November. Last week the largest horse welfare charity in the UK urged people to contact their local MP to ask for a review of fireworks legislation and the impact they have on animals. Tragically, three ponies have […]
November 7, 2023
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Horse charity reveals financial cost of protecting residents from effects of fireworks

Extra staffing and forage to help protect horses from the adverse effects of fireworks cost Redwings over £300 a night at their south Norfolk centres* last year. The biggest horse welfare charity in the UK brought staff in for over 50 additional hours during four nights in October and November, to counter any incidents caused […]
October 31, 2023
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HAPPA Direct Seeks Advocate of Equine Welfare

HAPPA Direct, the premier shopping outlet of the Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA), a registered charity dedicated to equine welfare, is excited to announce its innovative Brand Ambassador Programme. This program seeks to engage a passionate and dedicated equestrian to represent the HAPPA Direct brand across the United Kingdom. As the face of HAPPA […]
October 31, 2023
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Redwings launches Guttural Pouch Scoping Support Scheme at BEVA Congress

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is launching its new Guttural Pouch Scoping Support Scheme at BEVA Congress in Birmingham this week (13th – 16th September) which will give vets easy access to expert help with complex or challenging strangles cases. A handy card containing a scannable QR code will be available for free from the Redwings stand (D40) […]
September 11, 2023
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SAW 2023 was HUGE! So what's next...?

Strangles Awareness Week 2023 was a fantastic few days of activity and information sharing, and we are delighted to be able to share some of the impact you helped to achieve by getting involved! There are some BIG numbers there and, although it takes time to collate data from such a widespread campaign, we want to say […]
August 23, 2023
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Quarantine in place at Redwings Hapton site 

Quarantine is in place at Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s Hapton site in Norfolk after a horse tested positive for strangles.   Although the site is not a visitor centre, the charity, which is the biggest horse welfare charity in the UK, is asking people who may have cause to walk through or attend a meeting at their HQ, […]
July 14, 2023
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