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Waterboy Hot Wash –...

Mud… it’s something that us horse owners have to learn to live with. And as much as us we dislike the stuff, our horses love it in equal proportions. Mine seem to set themselves a daily challenge of caking as much mud as they possibly can over as larg...

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The Five Greatest Irish...

British horses may dominate the role of honour at the home of jumps racing, but Irish entrants have more than held their own when they make the voyage over the Irish Sea. Irish raiders have been turning up at the gates of Prestbury Park – accompanied by...

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Never be afraid to...

So this has turned out to be a rather long blog as it covers the World Championships for Disabled Drivers in Beesd and the All-Ireland National Championships, and because things didn’t go exactly how I would have hoped. The World Championships The World...

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Kildare Horse Transport –...

  In the field of Equine Transportation Kildare Horse Transport, or KHT to you and I might be the new kids on the mounting block….but they certainly haven’t been slow out of the starting gates by any means! Derek O’Sullivan and Nina Vallee, a p...

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Hannah Francis and Willberry...

It is said that success is not only measured by what you achieve in your lifetime, but also in what you inspire others to do. Event rider Hannah Francis was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2015, at just seventeen years of age. Her story has changed lives, ...

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Tis the season to...

The off season. Well named really, since starting back feral event horses can involve quite a lot of impromptu offing. The close of the European season in October generally sees riders (try to) escape for a quick holiday, and horses are let down and reste...

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5 essential ways to...

Preventative health care for the older horse Thanks to good nutrition, health and veterinary care, domestic horses can live far longer than would be possible in the wild. It would be relatively common place for horses to live well into their twenties and ...

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Equine Infectious Disease Control...

Following on from our previous article – Equine Infectious Disease Control by Aoife Hand, a fourth year student of Veterinary Medicine in UCD, in this piece, Aoife explores more about the best protocols for vaccination, deworming and certain infec...

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Equine Infectious Disease Control

Aoife Hand, a fourth year student of Veterinary Medicine in UCD, undertook some research earlier in 2016 in the area of equine welfare, funded by a bursary from the charity World Horse Welfare. We’re delighted that Aoife has allowed us to publish h...

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Research sheds new light...

New research on equine grass sickness (EGS), published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) this month (http://bit.ly/2dC7Drr), has improved our understanding of this devastating disease. Four separate studies are included, ...