The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care
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They're ending the year by taking care of their own--are you? via Paulick Report

They're ending the year by taking care of their own--are you? via Paulick Report | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

This isn’t a story of a stakes winner, but a familiar one of horses that needed help in finding homes after their racing days were over. It’s a story of how a community of caring people can make a difference in the lives of those horses.


The large and well-known organizations do so much good, yet this grass roots movement by local horse people is just as vital to the overall success of these rescues.  

Fran Jurga's insight:

@FranJurga wrote: The situation is bigger than any of us, but possibly not bigger than all of us.


Please end your year by helping horses in need with donations like Susie describes, and with donations to prevent horses from getting into situations like these. 


When people ask me for advice, I especially recommend donations to laminitis research through the Animal Health Foundation (click to learn more or donate), which funds research on many levels, from the most high-tech science to simplifying insulin resistance testing.


Laminitis affects horses of all ages and all breeds and you only have to visit an auction or horse rescue farm to see how many of the unwanted horses have either active laminitis or evidence of a history of the disease. 


No matter what your choice is, find out what organizations and individuals are at work in your region, and get involved. Some people want to help horses with a specific disease, horses of a specific breed (like Thoroughbreds or Standardbreds or donkeys), and still others develop a relationship with horses that have competed in a sport, been through a tragedy, or that are overcoming great odds.


Today's the day, and the champagne will taste much sweeter (or drier, depending on your bottle) if you know you ended your year on a helpful note.


Click on the big bold headline or Susie's photo to read her lovely article.

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Ascot Racecourse : Frankel's Last Race Planned for October 20 in the QIPCO Champion Stakes

Ascot Racecourse : Frankel's Last Race Planned for October 20 in the QIPCO Champion Stakes | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Champion Thoroughbred Frankel’s next and, in all probability, last race will be the £1.3m QIPCO Champion Stakes, Europe’s most valuable mile and a quarter race, at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day, Saturday 20 October.


That news was confirmed today by Lord Grimthorpe, racing manager to Frankel’s owner, Prince Khalid Abdulla.


Click the photo or headline to read the news from Ascot--and find out how (and if) you can get tickets to be there.


Thanks for keeping up with horse health news of The Jurga Report for EQUUS Magazine on equisearch.com


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