Equine organisations are appealing to horse owners and keepers in the UK to participate in the National Equine Health Survey (NEHS).

Help secure a healthier future for the UK’s horses

The survey, which will be open from May 18-25, is a short snapshot survey of general horse health, and organisations claim findings are already helping to make a difference to the future health and welfare of equines.

The NEHS is run annually by charity Blue Cross in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), along with support from various other equestrian charities and organisations.

It is the only project of its kind that enables horse owners to give anonymous feedback about the health of their horses, ponies and donkeys so the most common diseases and problems can be identified, prioritised and addressed.

Gemma Taylor, education officer at Blue Cross, said: “We are renowned as a nation of horse lovers, so sparing five minutes of your time is surely not too much to ask? Each and every one of you who completes the survey will be helping to secure a healthier future for our precious horses and ponies, so please help us and sign up now.”

For more information, look out for issue 20 of Veterinary Times (VT45.20), out May 14.

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