Vet reminds to protect against encysted small redworm

7th February 2019

Zoetis Inc. announced that recent cases of serious disease caused by severe encysted small redworm infections have prompted Zoetis vet Wendy Talbot to remind horse owners of the risks posed by not treating for this potentially fatal parasite. In the spring the small redworm larvae can erupt from their hibernation inside the horse’s gut in…

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Anniversary celebrations at Westgate Labs

5th February 2019

2019 marks a very special year for Westgate Labs as it celebrates its 20th anniversary of business helping to improve the way that horses are wormed in the UK.  Laboratory founders, David and Gillian Booth, placed their first advert in Horse & Hound on 11th February  1999, and when forward thinking horse owners responded the concept…

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Nedz warns against fakes

4th February 2019

It has recently come to the attention of bedding manufacturer Nedz that there are some bales of bedding circulating within the UK using duplicated Nedz packaging that don’t contain the real product. These bags have not been authorised by Nedz, nor has any company been given permission to use Nedz packaging to sell bedding in.…

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Researchers find part of missing link between high insulin and laminitis

4th February 2019

Veterinary researchers in Australia have identified a possible mechanistic link between high levels of insulin and equine laminitis. The study, which investigated the effects of insulin on equine hoof lamellar cells in the laboratory, was conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, in conjunction with the WALTHAM Equine Studies Group, which…

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New dedicated trade support from Blue Chip

1st February 2019

Blue Chip Feed is excited to welcome its newest member to the team. Sarah Keenan has joined Blue Chip as Commercial Executive and will be a key support to the trade business. Sarah has a wealth of broad business experience and recently completed her degree in Equine Science to combine her skills in the equestrian…

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Science Supplements reveals new Sales Team

31st January 2019

Award winning supplement manufacturer Science Supplements has revealed its new Sales Team. Lisa Gilby will be joining the team as regional sales director for the South West. She has over 20 years experience within the industry having previously held positions at Baileys and Horslyx. Lisa is also a BHSII and enjoys time with her horse Paddy who…

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SPILLERS supports seniors at Redwings

30th January 2019

SPILLERS has donated £3,038 to Redwings Horse Sanctuary to help the charity feed its senior horses and ponies over the winter. The manufacturer made the generous gift by contributing 30p for every promotional bag of its new SPILLERS Senior Complete Care Mix, SPILLERS Senior Super-Mash and SPILLERS Supple + Senior Balancer sold during the launch period of the new products…

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Equidor Leisure donates more than £7,000 of stock

29th January 2019

A Basildon-based equestrian supplies centre has donated over £7,000 worth of equestrian goods to a local horse rescue centre in Essex. Equidor Leisure Limited, which has recently completed a buyout of East Coast Leisure, has presented Essex Horse & Pony Protection Society (EHPPS) with over 300 items of stock with a total value of more…

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Equine industry prepares for Brexit

28th January 2019

Although the outcomes of Parliamentary negotiations surrounding Brexit remain uncertain, the horse world has been working closely together to understand the implications for horse owners when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. Leaders from a number of organisations from horse sport, racing, vets, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs…

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BETA rewards innovation

25th January 2019

The arrival of this year’s array of dazzling new products was celebrated in the Innovation Awards – leading B2B accolades – during BETA International 2019. The awards are designed to reward creativity, craftsmanship, technology and inspirational invention. Every exhibitor is invited to enter products in the competition, provided that they have not been introduced to…

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