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NEWC Chair to deliver talk at SRUC strangles event

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is holding an event for horse owners to promote Strangles Awareness Week (SAW), and to make owners aware of the dangers of Strangles. The event is virtual, and will be held from 3 – 4 pm on Thursday 21 April, ahead of SAW on 2- 8 May.  NEWC Chair and Redwings' […]
March 21, 2022
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NEWC attends launch of the Human Equine Interaction Register (HEIR)

The initial launch of the Human Equine Interaction Register (HEIR) took place on Friday 11th March at The Saddlers Hall, London. HEIR has been launched to HETI members for testing until 30th March and on 31st March it will be opened to the UK sector of practitioners. It is a voluntary register to bring together everyone involved […]
March 18, 2022
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‘British Equestrians for Ukraine’ launched to aid developing equine crisis

Equine sector unites to launch emergency appeal to help Ukrainian horses, their owners and carers. Leading organisations and individuals across Britain’s equestrian community have united to form ‘British Equestrians for Ukraine’ which aims to help horses and their owners caught up in the crisis created by the Russian invasion. The Ukrainian Equestrian Federation has put […]
March 10, 2022
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Horse owners urged to do the ‘Temperature Check Challenge’ and help protect against highly contagious disease

Horse owners are being urged to take part in this year’s Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) – which aims to educate people about the dangers of the highly contagious equine disease strangles and help to prevent an outbreak. Leading equine welfare charities, vets, researchers and higher education institutions from around the world* have come together to […]
March 3, 2022
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British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association join NEWC!

We are delighted to welcome the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) as new members of NEWC. The BFBA exists to represent, and be the voice of, the professional farrier whilst supporting and enabling farriery and blacksmithing members throughout their careers. Their aims are - To provide essential craft representation and balance to the farriery regulatory […]
January 24, 2022
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Free learning platform aims to improve donkey welfare

Donkeys across the world could experience better welfare, thanks to a new innovative free online learning platform from The Donkey Sanctuary. Developed and run by donkey experts, The Donkey Academy has the potential to reach tens of thousands of people across the globe, providing comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge on donkey welfare. Courses range from foundation to […]
January 21, 2022
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Understanding horses’ happiness is key to equestrian sport’s future

The need to understand how happy horses are in competition is key to improving welfare and keeping the sport’s social licence to operate. New research - How happy are equine athletes? Stakeholder perceptions of equine welfare issues associated with equestrian sports - has been published following a workshop held in March during which representatives from the animal welfare sector […]
January 4, 2022
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NEWC invites College and University equine course providers to become members

The National Equine Welfare Council is inviting Universities and Colleges that include equine courses in their curricula to join us in our mission to raise awareness of equine welfare issues and work towards improving equine welfare standards nationwide. NEWC was founded in March 1977 and was originally established to support equine welfare charities in the […]
December 15, 2021
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The Donkey Sanctuary launches new survey

Calling all UK and ROI-based professionals who work with and treat equines!  The Donkey Sanctuary has recently started an ambitious 5-year project to look at all aspects of donkey ownership in the UK and Ireland. One element of the project is to ensure access to professional support and advice so that donkeys will be kept […]
December 6, 2021
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New Redwings animation urges support for rescued ponies this Christmas

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has launched its latest fundraising animation, voiced once again by Stephen Fry. Last year, the charity released a short animation narrated by the popular broadcaster telling the story of a long-term Sanctuary resident, blind Clydesdale horse Boo, which went on to be viewed by over 225,000 people online. This year’s animation takes […]
November 30, 2021
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