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Horse & Hound 19-Sep-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Every week Horse & Hound brings horse lovers up-to-date with the latest news and event reports and provides expert equestrian advice on subjects including training and horse care, the latest equine products and feed. The weekly features inform and entertain inspiring readers to go out and ride to improve their horsemanship in every discipline from eventing to show jumping, dressage to showing, polo and hunting. It is also the must read for anyone wanting to buy or sell a horse.

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heroic hester

LIKE many, I consider Carl Hester British dressage’s number one every year — from riding to training to acting as unofficial ambassador for the sport to helping talented young stars progress. It’s been a few years since he took the actual title of British national champion, but it’s always due. This time — his 10th — Carl points out the title was actually more due for his ride, Barney, better known as Nip Tuck. Jane de la Mare’s once tricky superstar has for many years played his part in team glory, and had a great deal of individual championship success to boot, but an outright win is what he really deserved. So often the very best miss these nationals. This is predominantly due to their timing so close to the year’s…

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six-monthly flu jab rule sparks debate

NEW rules on flu vaccinations have headed the discussion surrounding the new British Dressage (BD) regulations. From 1 December, horses must have had an equine influenza booster within six months of competing at a BD show. This has been the case under British Eventing rules since February, is a requirement at a number of venues and is currently recommended by BD. Under British Horseracing Authority rules, the requirement is nine months and under FEI rules it is six months and 21 days. BD’s announcement sparked widespread discussion. CEO Jason Brautigam told the AGM on 12 September at Stoneleigh the final wording is being worked on for 2020. He added he would ask the board to look at this wording, as well as dispensation for horses who have severe reactions, plus a six-month membership option. In a…

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minds must change to win laminitis war

OWNERS must take advantage of natural weight loss, lay off the rugs and change mindset on obesity to help combat laminitis. This was the message of a talk at the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) congress in Birmingham (11-14 September). Experts spoke on preventing, managing and treating different forms of the deadly disease. Redwings Horse Sanctuary senior vet Nicola Jarvis said it is important owners realise what obesity means. “It’s not just that the horse is a bit chunky, there’s such an excessive accumulation of fat, it’s having a negative health impact,” she said. “Studies have shown that by the time a horse has a maximum body condition score of five, 40% of its weight could be fat — so for a 600kg horses, that could be 240kg fat. “If we can get owners to…

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insulin regulation

VETS should be looking more at insulin regulation than endocrine testing when it comes to laminitis, an expert believes. Dave Rendle, specialist in equine internal medicine at Rainbow Equine Hospital, spoke during the laminitis discussion at the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) annual congress. “We don’t know really where we stand with PPID causing laminitis,” he said. “We risk putting the cart before the horse in endocrine testing. “We do a lot more testing of [cortisone-regulating hormone] ACTH than of insulin when we know insulin is the link with laminitis and don’t quite know where we stand with ACTH. We ought to be worrying about insulin dysregulation and following it up by looking at PPID.” Mr Rendle also stressed that pharmacological treatment for and prevention of future endocrine laminitis has to be applied as a…

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horses in the news

WISTON BRIDGET The part-bred Clydesdale, who jumped all over the world with Tim Stockdale, has died aged 29. She retired as a broodmare at Renkum Stud, where she was a “fantastic mother” to her eight foals. MCCLAREN Mark Todd’s 2018 World Equestrian Games ride has gone to his New Zealand team-mate, Jonelle Price. The 12-year-old gelding’s other top results include second place at Saumur CCI3* (now CCI4*-L). MONDRIAAN William Funnell’s three-time Hickstead Derby winner has been put down aged 25. The gelding had been happily retired but was ‘struggling with his legs’. The pair also represented Britain at the European Championships.…

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roadside horse trailer checks are on the up

MORE roadside checks on horse trailers aim to improve safety and provide data for future policies. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced it will carry out the safety checks on trailers. The move follows publication of a trailer safety report by the Department for Transport which concluded “lack of clear data” is a limiting factor to understanding the safety risks of light trailers. The checks will include specific components such as tyres and brakes to ensure vehicles are safe. A DVSA spokesman told H&H the checks will be aimed at trailers of all types from 750kg to 3,500kg over a 12-month period. DVSA head of enforcement delivery Laura Great-Rex added: “It is vital trailers are safe and roadworthy. Anybody towing one should be qualified to do so, and carry out…

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