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The British Equine Event "Check with a vet" clinic at the British Equine Event 2000

An interactive vet clinic is being set up at this year’s British Equine Event to give horse and pony owners the chance to talk directly to veterinary surgeons about dealing with common ailments and injuries.

During the event, held at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire on 4-5 November, a team of vets will be on-hand to answer questions informally about routine equine veterinary care without the pressure of having to rush to their next urgent appointment.

And in a series of practical, short lecture demonstrations presented by a team of experienced equine vets, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in wound management as well as the application of more routine first aid such as poulticing and hot and cold therapy. The sessions, co-ordinated by Your Horse magazine and Robinson Animal Healthcare, run through the day and even include some practical demonstrations by vet nurses on a horse patient.

Now in its 10th year, the British Equine Event offers advice and information on everything for the horse and rider. It includes "Talking Horses" seminars, over 300 specialist companies and breed societies and riding demonstrations from stars such as recent Burghley winner Andrew Nicholson.

David Storrar, Director of Exhibitions for the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE), organisers of the event, says: "Understanding the basic principles of wound healing and knowing when to call for immediate veterinary assistance are vital skills that every horse owner needs to develop. This new venture at the British Equine Event allows visitors to quiz expert vets in an informal way, to pick up tips on what to do and even find out what treatments to avoid."

The Veterinary Clinic is sponsored by Robinson Animal Healthcare and Your Horse magazine.

Full programme of "Check with a Vet" sessions

* First aid and working with your vet
* Bandaging and dressing wounds
* Poulticing and the benefits of hot/cold therapy
* Wound management and the optimum healing environment

The British Equine Event is organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England in association with Your Horse and is sponsored by Dodson Horrell, Eqvalan, Intervet and Martin Collins Enterprises
The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) strives to promote and improve the science, art and practice of agriculture and kindred activities through education, research and development

Visit the Equine Event web site to keep up-to-date with developments…
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