Don’t miss your chance to take part in this week’s National Equine Health Survey. Do your bit to help the future healthcare of horses in the UK and, if you’re lucky, win a photoshoot for you and your horse.
Don’t miss your chance to take part in this week’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) to make sure you do your bit to help the future healthcare of horses in the UK. You could also win a professional photoshoot for you and your horse and become the face of NEHS 2012.
The National Equine Health Survey, which was launched by The Blue Cross and the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) in 2010, is conducted twice-yearly, with the latest wave running this week — November 14 to 20, 2011.
All keepers and owners of equines are being urged to participate .
The survey assesses the prevalence of common disease syndromes in horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, including lameness, skin problems, weight issues and respiratory disease, providing invaluable information for the veterinary profession and wider animal welfare industry.
As the surveys continue, data can be compared and contrasted and the information used to guide experts on those equine health concerns that may benefit from further research or increased awareness.
Blue Cross education officer Kerry Doyle said: “We had the biggest response ever to the last NEHS survey in May, with more than 1,000 people submitting information about the health of their horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.
“The more data we have, the more useful it will be to identify trends in equine health, so please take five minutes to go online and get involved.”
The survey is quick and easy, and should only take a few minutes to complete. All details will remain anonymous, and all survey participants will be entered into a Blue Cross prize draw to become the face of the NEHS 2012.
The winner will receive a professional photoshoot with their horse and the pictures will be used on posters and leaflets to promote next year’s survey. They will also win a beautiful horseshoe necklace from the Pawprints jewellery range.
- To take part in the survey simply log on to www.bluecross.org.uk/NEHS any time between November 14-20, 2011. For further information email NEHS@bluecross.org.uk.