Horse Health Week – Helping to Keep Britain’s Horses Healthy
Horse Health Week returns this March as part of MSD Animal Health’s ‘Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy’(KBHH) campaign.
The week long event beginning on 5 March, will focus on ‘doing the best for my horse’, encouraging horse owners and vets to advocate preventive healthcare measures.
Vicki Farr, MSD Animal Health’s equine veterinary adviser says, “We want to champion preventive health care. Being proactive and working with your vet on steps to protect your horse against illness is the best way to keep them healthy and happy.
“Horse Health Week is a chance for horse owners to shout loud and proud about how they are ‘doing the best for my horse’.
There will be a range of resources available on the KBHH website (www.healthyhorses.co.uk) and social media channels, including ‘yard card’ checklists, animations demonstrating the benefits of a proactive approach to healthcare, and horse health booklets.
There will also be a social media competition encouraging people to upload a photo of themselves ‘doing the best for my horse’ to our competition page which will be shared through social media.
“The photo is open to owners’ interpretation and can be anything from worming to vaccinating or simply checking their horse’s teeth.
“We would encourage all horse owners to be involved by accessing the free resources on the website and following KBHH on Facebook: @KeepingHorsesHealthy and Twitter: @KeepingHorses, using the hashtag #HorseHealthWeek.”
‘Horse Health Week’ runs from 5 to 9 March. Always contact your vet with any questions or concerns about your horse’s health.