Redwings, the UK’s largest horse sanctuary is to run a series of seminars on topical health care issues through its education programme.

Experienced Redwings staff will deliver the seminars.

With an on-site equine hospital staffed by a team of vets and vet nurses and its own training and rehabilitation centre, Redwings believes it’s in a unique position to offer owners the benefit of lessons learned during its 30-year history.

Throughout 2015, the charity will provide a series of seven evening seminars free of charge to horse owners across East Anglia. The seminars will be hosted on the last Wednesday of the month at a Redwings venue in the region or similar location.

To start proceedings, Redwings’ Aylsham visitor centre near Norwich will host a seminar entitled “Tummy and toothache: an exploration of colic and equine dentistry”, where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from head of veterinary and care Nicky Jarvis and Redwings’ welfare vet Nicola Berryman.

Nicky Jarvis will be presenting on “The horse and colic”, covering some of the science behind the digestive system and signs, symptoms and considerations for owners on this common medical emergency.

Nicola Berryman will discuss toothache and modern dental practices, demonstrating dental health is more than rasping teeth. Owners will also benefit from insights into horse behaviour and, in particular at this session, pain as a source of conflict behaviour.

Future seminars will include “Worming wisdom”, parasite protection for your horse; “Lightening the load”, a guide to weight management; and care for golden oldies.

As well as providing attendees with valuable and practical take-home advice, Redwings’ seminars will allow owners to see the facilities at the charity’s Norfolk headquarters, gain insight into its work and to share experiences with fellow horse owners.

To book a place on Redwings’ first veterinary seminar on Wednesday, February 25 or for more information about the series, contact education officer Andie Vilela by calling 01508 481066 or email

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