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The Horse Trust wishes to clarify its position regarding the Green Paper “No Animal Left Behind” (May 2021). Contributions to the publication were provided by the 50 organisations named. The Horse Trust’s expertise lies solely within the equine sector and…

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The Horse Trust Webinar

Join The Horse Trust for the first in our new Clinical Animal Behaviour webinar series!   Are you working towards becoming a registered equine Clinical Animal Behaviourist? Would you like to learn more about how registered Clinical Animal Behaviourists deal…

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Online course for farriers

A New Partnership with Farriers

Equine charities forging new welfare partnership with online course for farriers The Horse Trust and Redwings Horse Sanctuary have united to create an online course for farriers on Equine Welfare and legislation, as part of our ongoing commitment to improving…

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Research with the Animal Health Trust

Research with the Animal Health Trust

The recent outbreaks of equine flu across the country has been a wake-up call for all horse keepers as to the importance of good hygiene and of course, vaccination. We are working with the Animal Health Trust on horse diseases.…

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horse hoof abnormalities

No foot no horse – as they say!

The Horse Trust is working with the University of Liverpool to understand the links between the work the farrier (the person that trims horses’ feet and shoes them if needed) does, the horse’s foot (hoof) shape and lameness in horses.…

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The Horse Life Project

The Horse Life Project

The Horse Trust is hosting a key event next spring where we will welcome scientists and researchers from the horse world to collaborate with us and develop a new type of health survey for the UK’s horses. This is important…

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Keeping paddocks safer for horses

Keeping paddocks safer for horses

Atypical Myopathy of horses is a severe and life threatening muscle disorder that is caused when horses eat Sycamore tree seeds, leaves or seedlings. Following research that was supported by The Horse Trust and the Royal Veterinary College’s Animal Care…

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Horse Trust funded research

Horse Trust funded research benefits horses and humans

A new research technique developed to investigate the infectious equine disease Strangles has helped scientists discover how bacteria that causes sore throats survive in humans. The Horse Trust provided funding to The Animal Health Trust (AHT) through our research grant…

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atypical myopathy is a deadly horse disease

Sycamore Helicopter Seeds – Atypical Myopathy

Sycamore trees, a British favourite until the helicopter seeds drop and need clearing, unless you want lots of sycamore trees, but these little seeds present a real threat to horses. They can cause a disease so deadly that around three…

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Horse Trust funded research

Developing a National Surveillance System of Strangles

Development and Implementation of a Strangles Surveillance System The Horse Trust has been funding Strangles research for over 20 years and is supporting the development of a Strangles surveillance programme in partnership with the Animal Health Trust (AHT). Led by…

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New research confirms Strangles blood test accuracy

New research conducted by the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and funded by The Horse Trust has confirmed that its Strangles blood test is significantly more accurate for measuring a horse’s immune response to the bacteria behind the disease, Streptococcus equi,…

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