Equine Discussion Forum sessions

Our Discussion Forums offer veterinary & animal welfare professionals a platform to engage with, discuss and reflect on some of the most pressing and controversial animal welfare issues. Over the years we have covered important equine topics such as: Are vets failing our horses?, What is equine welfare?, and Will improving the horse passport scheme lead to better welfare? We have highlighted a few of our equine sessions below.

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The impact of liver fluke on the welfare of horses

The impact of liver fluke on the welfare of horses

Liver disease has severe implications for the health of horses and the causes are often difficult to diagnose. This AWF-funded research project aimed to establish whether infection with the liver fluke parasite is a cause of unexplained liver disease in horses.

Will improving the horse passport scheme lead to better welfare?

Will improving the horse passport scheme lead to better welfare?

Keith Chandler, past president of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) discusses the horse passport scheme, and how using data collection can improve animal welfare.

Are vets failing our horses? - What is equine welfare?

Are vets failing our horses? - What is equine welfare?

This discussion explores the current relationship between vets and horses, looking at where the boundary lies between treatment and prolonging life, as well as performance enhancement and the impact this can have on horse welfare.

Browse all equine Discussion Forum sessions

Browse all equine Discussion Forum sessions