The UK is to establish a much needed new central equine database as part of a more robust - and enforceable - equine identification (horse passport) system after EU member states endorsed proposals for stronger regulations after flaws were laid bare in last year’s horse meat scandal.
Although very much a traditional skill horse logging is playing an increasingly important role in modern day forestry management. Angela Calvert finds out more.
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The relationship between a horse’s conformation and its potential success or potential injury is well known, but what can go wrong, when and why? Veterinary surgeon Graham D. Hunter, Ardene Veterinary Practice, Aberdeen, looks at problems which might affect foals.
Alex Calvert is now working in Newmarket. She has been plunged into the world of racing but her own riding ambitions remain in the show ring, keep up-to-date with her exploits.