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29 October 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Adopt a Redwings horse or donkey this Christmas

For a truly unique gift for your friends and family, why not sponsor a horse or donkey?

A year’s membership to our Adoption Club costs just £12.50 and makes a fantastic gift for family and friends.

When sponsoring one of our residents, your loved one will receive a certificate, plus twice yearly updates and photographs from their new best friend and even an invitation to their birthday party! All the funds we raise go directly towards helping care for your chosen adoption star and their friends so not only is it a great gift but you really will be making a big difference to horses in need.

Also, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, if you purchase a standard (postal) adoption pack we'll include 12 months' access to your chosen Adoption Star’s online diary free of charge! Just buy before 31st December 2014!

You can choose from 21 of our special Adoption Stars to sponsor for your family and friends, all of whom are based at the charity’s visitor centres so they can be visited free of charge too!

To choose your Adoption Star to sponsor, please click here.

To ensure your adoption is delivered in time for Christmas, please place orders by 14th December.


Redwings in Action

19 November 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Raising awareness of atypical myopathy

Owners urged to be extra vigilant in light of this year’s mild autumn.

A recent case of atypical myopathy in Norfolk has prompted us to raise awareness of the dangers to grazed horses. Atypical myopathy (AM) is caused by the ingestion of the toxin hypoglycin-A commonly found in the seeds of sycamore trees, leading to the destruction of muscle tissue including the heart. It is thought that bacterial or fungal toxins prevalent in mild climates (autumn and spring) are additional attributing factors for AM.

Although rare, recent reports have indicated that most cases of AM result in a fatality within 72 hours of symptoms being observed, which include the sudden onset of weakness or stiffness, coupled with a dark coloured urine or difficulty urinating, difficulty standing or walking, difficulty breathing, depressed demeanour and muscle tremors.

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12 November 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Free evening veterinary seminar on equine emergencies available

On Wednesday 26th November, Redwings together with House and Jackson Horse Clinic in Essex, will be hosting a free evening seminar on medical emergencies, wound assessment and leg handling.

During the seminar, House and Jackson Vet Jessica Spanton will present on medical emergencies including signs of injury and important symptoms not to ignore.

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29 October 2014 by Redwings Press Office

Stop the scourge: Fly grazing update

We are delighted that draft legislation aimed at helping authorities to stamp out fly grazing has progressed to the next stage.

The Control of Horses (England) Bill, a Private Member's Bill brought by MP Julian Sturdy, passed the second reading stage in the House of Commons on Friday 24th October and now goes to the next stage (Committee) for further discussion and amendments. Thank you to everyone who wrote to their MP to help ensure they were informed on this issue!

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