MILTON KEYNES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, July 1st, 2015. Equine welfare is paramount to everyone involved with horses and, with that in mind, Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy (KBHH) – a high-profile nationwide campaign, supported by BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) and the AHT (Animal Health Trust) – is launching Horse Health Week from 21st-28th September 2015.
During Horse Health Week, KBHH will be looking at the seven pillars of responsible horse ownership in order to continue to raise awareness of horse health, specifically, preventative healthcare and responsible horse ownership.
The KBHH Seven Pillars of Responsible Horse Ownership are:
- Infectious disease
- Parasite control
- Nutrition and weight management
- Teeth and dentistry
- Hoof care and farriery
- Well-being incl. environmental management, breeding and end of life care.
- Taking on a new horse.
During an action packed week, KBHH will bring the industry and all horse enthusiasts together to celebrate great British horses and encourage everyone to ‘play your part’, taking personal action to increase the health of our nation’s herd.
When you visit the KBHH website throughout the week at www.healthyhorses.co.uk you’ll be able to find participating veterinary practices. You will have an opportunity to download the Responsible Horse Owner’s Pack and tell us and other owners what you are doing with your horse that week.
Find out if your veterinary practice has planned activities, such as a quiz night, a competition or yard visits as such events will play an integral role in the horse owning community embracing the seven pillars of responsible horse ownership, which in turn will help Britain’s population of horses to be both healthier and happier. Together, we can all make a difference.
Put the date in you diary now and get ready to support, and take part in, what promises to be the most worthy week of the year.
To find out more about Horse Health Week, KBHH and participating veterinary practices, visit www.healthyhorses.co.uk