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Shocking statistics lead charity to ask horse owners: “Do you really need to breed?”

As 7,000 horses in Britain are deemed at risk of needing rescue or new homes, we have launched a new initiative today to help horse owners understand the impacts, costs and risks associated with breeding.

Rehomed Shetland now thriving at Aboyne centre after horrific neglect

When Haggis was found he was riddled with lice, grossly overweight and showing signs of laminitis, an extremely painful and sometimes fatal condition affecting horses’ hooves.

Spindles Farm, Amersham: the UK’s worst-ever case of horse welfare abuse

In a joint operation led by the RSPCA, 111 equines were removed from Spindles Farm in January 2008.

New Equine Infectious Anaemia case in UK confirms increasing threat to horse population

World Horse Welfare is very concerned to learn of a second case of Equine Infectious Anaemia (Swamp Fever) in the UK this month.

World Horse Welfare promotes laminitis awareness

Watch a series of lectures on laminitis by some of the world’s leading authorities on the condition.

World Horse Welfare welcomes scientists’ report on transportation

Campaign to end the long-distance transportation of horses to slaughter in Europe receives a boost with publication of recommendations from a panel of experts that include a cap on journey times and improved welfare conditions for horses.

World Horse Welfare welcomes FEI decision on NSAIDs

Leading equine charity welcomes FEI decision on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Horse owners fail to recognise dangers of obesity

Obese, overfed and dangerously unhealthy - this is the current crisis in horse welfare, according to a groundbreaking survey released today by World Horse Welfare.

18 year old banned for two years after pony is found with horrific eye injury

An 18 year old man from Guildford has been banned from keeping horses for two years after he pleaded guilty to failing to provide veterinary treatment to a pony with a horrific eye injury.

20 horses rescued from a life of misery

Twenty ponies rescued from a scrap yard can finally look forward to a happy and secure future, thanks to the hard work of World Horse Welfare.

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