Staying a step ahead of strangles with free seminar

Simple and effective ways to protect horses and yards from the highly infectious disease strangles is the theme a free evening of expert talks, hosted by Redwings and Abbey Equine Clinic.

With about 600 outbreaks per year, strangles is the most prevalent equine disease in the UK, which can cause misery for horses, their owners and equestrian businesses.

Through our award-winning Stamp Out Strangles campaign, we're encouraging horse owners and yard managers to work together to champion good biosecurity practices which would significantly reduce the risk of the disease. That is why we're delighted to team up with Abbey Equine Clinic, near Chepstow, to share valuable prevention and management advice.

The ‘Strangles: Staying a step ahead’ seminar is taking place at the Trellech Hub, Babington Centre, Trellech NP25 4PA on Tuesday 3rd December from 6.30pm and will be of particular interest to livery yard managers and their clients.

Attendees will be treated to a talk by our Head of Welfare and Behaviour Nic de Brauwere, widely recognised as one of the UK’s foremost strangles experts, who will be offering practical solutions for balancing biosecurity with being a part of an active equestrian community. Vets from Abbey Equine Clinic will also be on hand to answer any questions attendees may have, and everyone will go home with a goody bag of free resources and information.

Andie Vilela, Campaigns Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Abbey Equine Clinic to offer a free seminar, especially one that is so important in our campaign to ‘Stamp Out Strangles’. Myth-busting, practical advice and effective solutions based on real-life scenarios are the key topic of this evening event, so it’s one definitely not to be missed. And we think livery yard managers in particular will find this seminar useful!”

Malcolm Kingswell, Business Manager at Abbey Equine Clinic, added: "We’re proud to be working with Redwings Horse Sanctuary providing specialist ambulatory services and working with them on this important issue.”

To book your free place on the evening seminar, call 01873 840069 or email

For more information about our Stamp Out Strangles campaign, click here.


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