Ingatestone, Essex – Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary based in Essex and now offering safe-haven to more than 200 animals, is calling on the public to help vote for its ‘Hospital Barn for Sick Horses’ project with the Aviva Community Fund. Voting can be made online at: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/2828 and closes 30 May 2015.

Sue Burton, founder of the Sanctuary in 1983, says, “we have a special laminitic barn that requires special bark flooring to help the many sick and elderly horses at the Sanctuary. These horses suffer from laminitis which is driven by endocrine disease such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) and Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID)”. Laminitis is a common, painful and ultimately devastating condition affecting the feet and hooves of horses and ponies. There is a lot of research into these issues and Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary is at the forefront of this research. The special flooring will make a big difference to the work that Remus Horse Sanctuary is able to do, both to help horses and horse owners now and in the future.

“The UK is in the grip of a horse welfare crisis.” says Sue Burton, “We are helping as many as possible and we’re also at the forefront of dealing with laminitis, PPID and EMS – all sever equine problems where we can learn and teach others. The Sanctuary is an amazing resource and we need everyone’s votes to help win funding.”

For further information on the Sanctuary, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191. To vote, please visit: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/2828.

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