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You, Your Horse, and Your Vet: Tell Us What You Think and Receive a £5 Voucher

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Louise Radford MRCVS from Merial Animal Health looks at why it’s important to better understand your thoughts on preventative healthcare and veterinary support for the horses in your care:

"Following the success of the UK’s first Equine Flu Awareness Month (EFAM) in April this year, we are keen to learn more about the relationship between you, your yard, and your vet, and specifically regarding preventative healthcare and keeping the horses in your care in tip top condition. 

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) and Merial Animal Health joined forces earlier this year to launch the annual EFAM, to help raise awareness, understanding and surveillance of equine flu, a highly contagious and constantly evolving disease. We would now like to learn more about the wider aspects of veterinary care for your horses and your relationship with the yard’s veterinary practice.

The reasons for having a life that includes horses depends on many things, not least the purpose of owning or caring for them in the first place. For British Grooms Association (BGA) members, it’s your job, however many of you may also have your own horse to care for too. Whatever your connection with your horse, for most of us, keeping our horses fit and healthy is a top priority.

However, when it comes to the way we do this, we as individuals are of course all different, as is the yard where you as grooms are working. Budgets will play a large role for many, defining the parameters in which we provide our healthcare. Our age and experience too will impact on where and how we obtain the information we seek to improve our knowledge and understanding, as well as the products and services that we or the yard owners and trainers select.

Where we keep, train and compete our horses and the equestrian disciplines we live or participate in will also influence the way we care for our horses and the decisions you, your colleagues and employers make on their behalf.

The internet and social media have of course had a major impact on communication globally, not just in equestrian communities. We are bombarded with such a plethora of information, advertising and opinion, it can be overwhelming!

So that’s why we have created this survey, so that we can better understand what is important to you as a ‘carer’ of horses, your understanding of preventative healthcare and what that means to you. In doing so, we hope to provide you with more meaningful information delivered in a way that works best for you.

Watch this space for the results in February 2017!

For more information on Equine Flu Awareness Month visit www.equinefluawareness.com





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