ADVICE FOR HORSE OWNERS - Recent case of Strangles reported in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 14:57, 24th Apr, 2017 | 0

In Guernsey a case of Strangles has recently been identified and the GSPCA are asking all equine owners to take care to ensure their animals are kept safe and well.

Strangles is a commonly diagnosed infectious disease that affects all equidae worldwide.  Caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi.  

The disease is highly contagious and is spread by direct or indirect contact. It can affect any age, sex or breed of horse and remains a widely feared disease because of its debilitating effects and its potential economic impact on equestrian businesses.

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With the upcoming winter wet conditions here is advice from GSPCA to ensure horses and animals have all they need in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 12:39, 2nd Nov, 2016 | 0

Each winter we see very wet weather and at the GSPCA each year we receive a large number of calls from concerned members of public about horses and other animals in wet and muddy fields.

With the wet weather we see at this time of year in Guernsey we want to help prepare those with animals in fields.

Sarah Creasey GSPCA Animal Welfare and Education Officer said "Each Winter we often see long sustained very wet periods with many animals being affected."

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Guernsey States Vet issues warning and advice about Ragwort to horse owners

Submitted by Steve on 12:44, 3rd Aug, 2016 | 0

The GSPCA have been made aware of a number of concerns from the public regarding livestock that are on fields with or near a plant called ragwort which can cause them harm.

Recently David Chamberlain States Veterinary Officer has released some advice and we wanted to share this with you.

David Chamberlain States Veterinary Officer "Horses are grass grazing animals and preferentially eat grass."

"If little grass is available then they may start to eat other plants including noxious weeds such as ragwort."

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With wet conditions here is some advice from the GSPCA to ensure horses and animals have all they need in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 13:22, 19th Nov, 2014 | 0

The last few Winters have been extremely wet and the GSPCA each year we receive large number of calls from concerned members of public about horses and other animals in wet and muddy fields.

Unfortunately due to the current wet autumn we are having to endure here in Guernsey we want to help prepare those with animals in fields.

Sarah Creasey GSPCA Animal Welfare and education Officer said "Last Winter we had long sustained very wet periods with many animals are being affected."

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BBC Guernsey's JKT finds out why Robbie the horse needs a home

Submitted by Steve on 16:19, 28th May, 2014 | 0

Today we had the lovely Jenny Kendall-Tobias from BBC Guernsey visit the GSPCA Animal Shelter.

Jenny came up to visit Robbie a horse who is in need of a special home.

Robbie arrived at the Shelter at the end of February as his owner could no longer care for him.

Since then we have had the vet and the farrier check over the 17 hand Dutch Warm Blood to tell us the type of home he will need.

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The GSPCA has its largest ever visitor come to stay | Robbie 17 hands of horse

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:48, 4th Mar, 2014 | 0

On Friday the GSPCA received the largest ever resident in memory of the team.

At 17 hands and 15 years of age the Dutch Warmblood horse called Robbie is settling well at the Shelter, although staff have found out he's bit of a wimp.

Anna Paint Senior Animal Care Assistant said 'Robbie is settling well at the Shelter but he is a real wuss!'

'At 17 hands he is a big lad, but thankfully we have a stable and fields at the GSPCA.'

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Information on Equine Grass Sickness from the States Vet in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:54, 24th Feb, 2014 | 0

Following the death of a horse in Guernsey the GSPCA would like to draw horse owners attention to information released recently by the States Vet David Chamberlain:

The States Veterinary Officer would like to advise horse owners of the confirmed presence on the Island of the disease Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) which has been confirmed by laboratory analysis at the Animal Health Trust to be the cause of the death of a horse in the last 10 days

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With the continued extreme wet conditions the GSPCA plea for owners to ensure their animals have all they need in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:18, 14th Feb, 2014 | 0

The last few Winters have been extremely wet and the GSPCA received large number of calls from concerned members of public about horses and other animals in wet and muddy fields.

Unfortunately due to the another very wet Winter we are having to endure here in Guernsey we are receiving large numbers of calls reporting animals in concerning conditions.

Lorna Prince GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager said ‘With another wet Winter many animals are being affected, both wild and domestic.’

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With the Wet Conditions the GSPCA plea for owners to ensure their animals have all they need in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:09, 12th Nov, 2013 | 0

Last Winter the GSPCA received large number of calls from concerned members of public about horses and other animals in wet and muddy fields and once again we are preparing for a similar season with the current weather conditions.

Unfortunately due to the very wet Winter we had to endure here in Guernsey last year the GSPCA had a number of animals that were reported to the GSPCA in concerning conditions.

Lorna Prince GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager said ‘With such a wet Winter last year many animals were affected, both wild and domestic.’

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This November, Think Pet, Think Animal - FIREWORKS CAN TERRIFY

Submitted by GSPCA on 10:30, 20th Oct, 2013 | 0

Help us to continue to keep them safe!

Thankfully the incidents of animals being injured by fireworks & bonfires in Guernsey are few and far between; but we mustn’t get too complacent. Below are some basic guidelines that will enable you to help all of our furry and feathered friends to stay calm and safe on and around Bonfire night.

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