Elderly Horse Seminar

Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary’s , one-day informational seminar will be taking place this Saturday 15 November at The Holiday Inn, Brentwood, to educate horse owners on the differing care needs as their equines advance in age.

A host of experts will be presenting during the day including Equine Orthopaedic Surgeon Mark Murrell, Tracey Hammond Equine Nutritionist of Dengie Feeds, Dr Jo Ireland and Rachael Grundon, Clinician in Ophthalmology, both of the Animal Health Trust and Dena Schwartz from The Holistic Approach.  Their talks will cover the orthopaedic management of both the laminitic and elderly horse; fibre and the veteran horse; PPID, EMS and Laminitis; general equine ophthalmology with a special emphasis on issues more commonly seen in the older horse, and the benefits of offering plant medicine in the form of plant oils, extracts and herbs to the ageing horse including animal aromatherapy and body language.

Tickets cost £30 and can be purchased online from Eventbrite here:  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elderly-horse-care-seminar-tickets-12999843883or from the Remus office by contacting tel: 01277 356191 or by sending an email to: info@remussanctuary.org.  Tickets will include light refreshments and a seminar handbook.  The day will commence 10am, ending 3pm.

Like humans, horses are living longer than their predecessors are and, equally, as they start to age, will show signs of grey around the eyes, ears and muzzle, possibly deep lines and depressions on the face and some muscle degeneration.  What may not be so apparent is difficulty eating, Laminitis, Arthritis, Cushing’s disease and Cataracts. The Remus elderly horse seminar will alert horse owners to these issues, providing information, tips and advice on what to look for and how to detect and address any developing problems early, with a view to minimising any discomfort to the horse and prolonging its life and wellbeing.

Sue Burton, founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, said, “the speakers we have lined up for the seminar are all experts in their fields.  We’re really looking forward to the day and all pony, horse and donkey owners will find this a really enjoyable and informative event.”

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