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Spring Roundup: Health risks and tips for horses
Sycamore seeds are the cause of EAM

HEALTH RISKS FOR YOU HORSE IN SPRING Lice 2014 was a bad year for outbreaks of lice. Warmer winters tend to see greater outbreaks with lice tending to get in the manes, tails, and backs of horses. They proliferate in thick wintry coats and are especially prevalent in native types and horses from sales. Watch out for signs of rubbing, … More

E&L is offering 20% discount on online quotes for horse insurance

E&L® Insurance provides specialist niche insurance products. We are a well known and established provider of personal line niche schemes and have been in business for more than 75 years. We strive to provide a first class claims and customer service on products that offer comprehensive cover and competitive premiums for a variety of insurance products. Our main insurance schemes … More

Judge to decide if Recital can run
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A judge is to decide whether a horse can ride in this weekend’s Derby at Epsom after a dispute erupted between the owners of the filly and another horse due to start the race. According to a report in the Guardian, jockey Kieren Fallon may be stopped from riding Recital this Saturday (June 4th) after he was accused of breaching … More

Book about world’s smallest horse to be published

Horse insurance customers looking for some light reading might consider purchasing the new book chronicling the life of the world’s smallest horse. Einstein stands at only 20 in tall, only one inch taller than the average height of a newborn of his breed, reports the Daily Mail. To celebrate the first birthday of the perfectly formed equine, his owners have … More

How to deal with Strangles disease

Equine insurance customers who fear their steeds have contracted Strangles have been issued with advice by the charity World Horse Welfare. A spokesman for the organisation stated that the first step to take is to isolate the beast from any other, because this is crucial for preventing it from spreading to other animals. Another way to stop fellow equines getting … More

Ponies with less access to pasture ‘eat more’

Pony insurance customers hoping to reduce the amount their ponies eat by limiting their time out to pasture might have to alter their strategy in light of recent research. A study conducted by the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in collaboration with the Waltham Equine Studies Group found ponies with restricted access to pasture eat … More

Concerns raised over future of Dartmoor ponies

The decline in the number of Dartmoor hill ponies could eventually lead to them becoming extinct, a claim that might concern pony insurance customers. Farmers have suggested that the dwindling numbers of the animals is partly due to the fact that younger generations are not as keen to work with them, reports BBC News. Robert Steemson, of the Dartmoor National Park … More

War Horse star ‘had never ridden before’

Jeremy Irvine, star of Steven Spielberg movie War Horse, had never ridden before he was cast in the picture, equine insurance customers might be surprised to hear. The actor told the Daily Mail that he was not an animal person and had no experience with horses. “During the audition process I tried to brush up on that,” he said. Irvine, who … More

Footing ‘an effective way to manage mud around stables’
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Horse insurance customers who have problems with mud around their barn might consider following the example of other equine owners by putting footing in place. Footing includes crushed gravel and shredded wood products and a recent poll by theHorse.com found that 65 per cent of respondents use this in high traffic areas. Another popular strategy for preventing barns from becoming … More

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