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2018 Grand National –...

The Grand National is upon us following the incredible four days at Prestbury Park. It dates back to 1839 and has continued to grow in statue. It is renowned as the ultimate test of horse and rider which is why the event is now believed to be viewed by ar...

Five Irish-Trained Horses with...

It has been a pretty good couple of weeks for top-tier Irish sport. Not only did Ireland land the Grand Slam in the Six Nations Rugby against England, on St Patrick’s day no less, but it was also another barnstorming Cheltenham Festival for Irish-traine...

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The Benefits of Equine...

  Equine hydrotherapy may be relatively new, but it is already proving popular for treating numerous equine leg injuries and swelling.  According to Professor Evan Hunt of the University of Sydney Orange, “Tendon injuries unfortunately come with ...

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Laois man admits offences...

At Portlaoise District Court on Friday 16th February 2018, James Ryan of 54 St. Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise admitted failing to safeguard the welfare of an animal contrary to section 11 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act and two counts of obstructing a...

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Donkey rescued with horrific...

WARNING IMAGES ARE OF GRAPHIC NATURE AND MAY CAUSE UPSET Donkey rescued with horrific head injuries caused by a rope head-collar ISPCA Inspector Emma Carroll investigated a report made to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline in relation to a donkey with a...

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New Zoetis video explains...

  Zoetis has unveiled an important new video to help horse owners understand why encysted small redworm are a serious health risk to horses http://bit.ly/2AigdIR . The company is encouraging all horse owners to speak to their vet or suitably qualifie...

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Be a responsible pet...

Leading animal welfare organisations call on the public to do their homework before getting pets via online websites In the run up to Christmas last year, 37% of people clicked on IPAAG advertisements looking for advice were searching the internet for “...

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Tattersalls Ireland Show Makes...

€20,000 donation made to St Francis Hospice on behalf of the Tattersalls Ireland July Show in association with the Rolestown Show and Ward Union Hunt The committee of the Tattersalls Ireland July Show in association with the Rolestown Show and Ward Uni...

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What to look for...

Horse racing specialists, myracing.com have conducted research that explores the anatomy of four different horse breeds to highlight what to look for in a winner when attending the races. Equestrian performance sports date back to ancient times, from hors...

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Vet highlights value of...

A vet at Oakham Veterinary Hospital has highlighted the advantageous use of a novel antimicrobial veterinary special for the treatment of strangles carriers. The report is the first new Bright Veterinary Idea (BVI) case report to be published by Veterinar...