The British Horse Society aiding horse welfare and biosecurity
Safe4 has had a relationship with The British Horse Society for a number of years.
They’re an animal welfare charity that looks out for the welfare of horses across Britain. They use our products and have received donations from us in the past. We’re proud to support an organization that is helping horse welfare across the country.They’re reducing the problem of over population of horses and making sure that the horses that are alive stay safe from the threat of disease. They also educate people about the importance of biosecurity. We recently received an email from their director of welfare Gemma Stanford that explains some of the activities that they do.
I just wanted to email you and say a massive thank you for your contribution to our Horse Healthcare and Education clinics. The products will be a massive help to enable us to follow biosecurity protocols on the day. I really appreciate the support of Safe4 and it was great to talk to you the other day a bit more about the campaign.
At the clinics we castrate, passport, microchip, worm, provide foot care and dental care. We also offer education, advice and support on a huge range of issues. Healthcare clinics help us engage with and build lasting relationships with local communities. Local welfare contacts are helping us identify owners who would not regularly seek healthcare for their horses and would not have their colts gelded otherwise and/or are known to be breeding indiscriminately.
Thanks to our clinics, previously tethered and fly-grazed stallions are now living on yards and unchained in fields. Not only have we prevented potential future foals from suffering, we have immediately improved the welfare of the horses brought forward for gelding. So far more than 700 horses have been seen at 16 clinics, with more than 340 colts being castrated. With clinics running throughout the spring and autumn, our target is to castrate 500 horses by the end of 2018.
I will keep in touch with you throughout the year and keep you updated with our progress.
Director of Welfare
The British Horse Society