Organised by the British Horse Society (BHS) and with vets provided by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), the project targets horses recognised by Welfare Officers as needing help.
Members of the Zoetis UK equine team joined volunteers from The BHS, BEVA and a number of equine welfare charities to attend special clinics around the UK over the past two years, in areas identified as having high numbers of horses that may benefit from additional support.
Wormers were prescribed and administered by vets as part of a responsible worming programme. In addition attending vets provided a castration service to help reduce unwanted breeding and improve welfare. Horses were also given microchips and passports to help with identification and traceability. The sessions have been instrumental in improving relationships with horse owning communities, giving them an approachable source of practical veterinary care and advice.
Penny McCann, equine product manager at Zoetis said: “We are very proud to support these very worthwhile and well-organised clinics. Several different members of our equine team have attended over the past couple of years and have really enjoyed volunteering their time and knowledge to help make a real difference.”