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Improving Welfare for Working Horses

10 June 2014
World Horse Welfare

GLOBAL - World Horse Welfare is hosting The 7th International Colloquium on Working Equids at the Royal Holloway, University of London on 1-3 July 2014.

This event will be an essential forum for those who want to improve the welfare of the 100 million working horses, ponies, donkeys and mules around the world – as well as those seeking to improve livelihoods in communities that depend on them.

The colloquium is an essential event for the international audience of working equine practitioners as well as those working in human international development, including veterinarians, technical advisers, project managers, community development practitioners, academics and equine and human welfare NGOs.

One of the many studies that will be discussed at the 7th International Colloquium on Working Equids, is 'Taking care of a horse – and a family of six – on $10 per day'.

World Horse Welfare began working in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in 2010, to tackle the major welfare concerns of the 130,000 working horses based there who suffer from poor nutrition and body condition, inadequate foot care, and grim injuries caused by ill-fitting or damaged harnesses.

To combat these issues, the UK-based charity first provided 10-week farriery, saddlery and business skills training to local service providers. Three years later, the charity relocated to the city of Choluteca, in Southern Honduras, to develop and implement a much-needed community-based programme.

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