… don’t forget Equi-Ads Scotland!
Dec01

… don’t forget Equi-Ads Scotland!

Scotland has its very own edition of Equi-Ads. Find your local supplier in our directory of stockists

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Equido – Buyer Beware…
Oct09

Equido – Buyer Beware…

By Morag Higgins WESI MRPCH BHSAI BscES EL4 I have touched on this subject before and it is frustrating that I feel I have to warn potential horse owners again.  When a rider decides to become a horse owner they have several choices ahead of them. Loan a horse – this option is great for the horse’s owner but does not always work out for the person taking the horse on loan.  The horse does not belong to them and can be taken back by...

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Ultrasound aids injury
Jan21

Ultrasound aids injury

by Anna Armstrong*, Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist.BSc (HONS) Physiotherapy, MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy, MCSP ACPAT Cat Cameo is a 20 year old Welsh Section A that I was asked to see on one of my trips to Orkney in April this year. In December 2012 she got her leg caught in some wire which cut quite deeply just below her left hock. It took a long time to heal on box rest and when I saw her in April she had been back out in the...

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EQUIDO – Now is the Time to Train…
Jan20

EQUIDO – Now is the Time to Train…

By Morag Higgins WESI MRPCH BHSAI BscES EqL4 Now the winter season is truly upon us most horse people are battening down the hatches and gamely preparing themselves for the hard slog of winter routine. For most of us winter is a survival game and little thought is given to  training your horse, especially if you don’t have any riding facilities. However, believe it or not, now is the time to be preparing your horse for the summer...

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Buying “at a distance”
Jan19

Buying “at a distance”

by Lindsay Watts During the recent Christmas period you will probably have entered into more contracts – mostly for the purchase of Christmas goodies and gifts – than at any other time of the year.  It is always safest to buy something when you can see and touch it beforehand – in other words, in a shop. But buying through catalogues and the internet have happened and buying goods when you are not face to face with the seller is now...

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The Horse Passports (Scotland) Regulations 2005
Jan16

The Horse Passports (Scotland) Regulations 2005

by Lindsay Watts Humans have always eaten horses. Early cave paintings show them being hunted, and during the Napoleonic Wars, horses killed in battle were routinely eaten by the infantry on both sides. During the First World War a contract existed between the British Army and a Belgian company for the supply of all the horse carcases killed in battle, which the company then turned into food for human consumption. It is still consumed...

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