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Equine Health Checklist

 

The National Equine Welfare Council has developed an Equine Health Checklist that members can download here.

"The checklist sets out the essential routines to help care for horses responsibly in a simple, accessible format and will encourage - among other good habits - basic disease prevention in routine horse care", said a spokesperson from the National Equine Welfare Council. "Our ultimate aim is to have the poster displayed in every yard, vet's reception, horse owner's stable etc. - indeed everywhere that it can be seen by horse owners and keepers".

Members are encouraged to promote the checklist to other horse and pony owners.

 

Following on from Roly Owers’ brief presentation on the Equine Health Checklist at the December meeting of the Equine Sector Council for Health and Welfare we are pleased to announce that the checklist is now ready for wider circulation. 

 

The checklist sets out the essential routines to help care for horses responsibly in a simple, accessible format and will encourage – among other good habits – basic disease prevention in routine horse care.  Our ultimate aim is to have the poster displayed in every yard, vet’s reception, horse owner’s stable etc. – indeed everywhere that it can be seen by horse owners and keepers.

 

We would like to ask you for your help in distributing the attached Equine Health Checklist to your members, clients, supporters and other stakeholders in any way possible – published as a spread in or sent along as an insert with your member magazine, featured on your website (for example see http://www.beva.org.uk/news-and-events/news/view/371) or social media, included in a mass mailing, promoted across social media, used prominently in your centres – all ideas and methods welcomed!

 

If you could consider how you might distribute this information – and then let Fiona Hunt at World Horse Welfare know (fionahunt@worldhorsewelfare.org) how you intend to do this by 5 April – we would be very grateful.  We can then determine how far and wide the checklist has been circulated – and subsequently decide on the next phase(s) of the promotion.

 

  

 

 
14th Mar 2013