Riding Clubs Horse Welfare Advisers' Conference 2003
Sponsored by EQUEST
annual British Riding Clubs (BRC) Horse Welfare Advisers' Conference
took place on Sunday 26 October at Warwickshire College, Moreton
Morrell, Warwickshire. Sponsored by EQUEST from Fort Dodge, the
Conference was a great success with delegates travelling from as
far afield as Scotland and Devon to attend this highly educational
focus of the conference for 2003 was the older equine and delegates
were shown how to 'condition score' horses and the repositories
where fat accumulates. A session was also included on the health
of the older equine, in particular Cushings Disease and the drugs
used to treat this condition. Arthritis management was covered along
with a presentation from Natural Animal Feeds on the natural treatment
options for this condition.
management was a hot topic and an informative session explained
when grassland should be treated and what to use to ensure best
grazing cover. The day ended with a worming update from Fort Dodge
that showed delegates the benefit of worming with EQUEST.
80 delegates will now be spreading the word amongst British Horse
Society affiliated Riding Club members, thus ensuring up to date
horse welfare is always at the forefront of BRC equine management.
This in turn supports the welfare work of the BHS as a whole, by
educating at the grass roots level.
become a HWA the applicant must be a member of an affiliated riding
club and hold the BRC Horse Welfare II certificate. Anyone meeting
the criteria and interested in joining the panel, should contact
Sarah Long at BRC on (tel: 01926 707769) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org