If you are a horse owner please come along to our next information event on May 18, covering the prevention, treatment and management of laminitis.
Equines can develop this very serious condition at any time of the year but are particularly at risk in the spring, when the new grass is coming through – and it is a problem our Welfare Team see regularly.
Welfare manager Rachel Jenkinson said: “We understand the difficulties owners face when it comes to managing an equine’s weight. This event is a great opportunity to ask advice and to help owners to understand more about laminitis and how to manage it.”
Guest speaker and registered farrier Scott Sykes DipWCF will be joined by Bransby Horses’ Lead Veterinary Clinician Lara Gosling, to answer questions and to highlight the holistic approach of working with your farrier and vet to manage the condition.
Scott aims to cover how laminitis can affect a horse; what signs to look for in an equine’s feet if they are showing signs of laminitis and the changes in the external and internal structures of the hoof.
‘Managing Laminitis’ is free to attend however, booking is essential as places are limited.
This is the second in a series of evenings aimed at horse owners who would like to hear from experts in nutrition, farriery and grassland management.
This Thursday (April 20) at 6.30pm Anna Welch, Veterinary Nutrition Director at TopSpec Equine, who will be discussing the health implications of an overweight horse and providing information on prevention and restricting a horse’s diet safely.
Both events start at 6.30pm for a 7pm start, in the Clifford Marshall Building at Bransby Horses in Bransby near Lincoln.
Light refreshments and free parking will be available.
For more information visit BransbyHorses.co.uk/MADE or to reserve your free space, please call 01427 788 464.