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Posted: Sunday 28 June, 2009

by Rosemary at 8:39pm in Equines 2 comments Add your own

One of our local RDA branches has lost four horses in one weekend to grass sickness and one of the horses at the yard where I keep Smokey seems to have it too. He's currently at the Dick Vet after being unwell while competing at the Highland Show. I hope he's OK but grass sickness seldom seems to have a happy outcome.

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Amy

Monday 29 June, 2009 at 3:54am

What is grass sickness?

Rosemary

Monday 29 June, 2009 at 7:40pm

It's disease of horses; there are several theories about the cause but so far no-one's pinned it down. Any type of horse can be affected and although the disease can be acute or chronic, the prognosis is not good, full recovery is rare and most horses are put down. There is much research going on into the disease mainly through the Equine Grass Sickness Fund www.grasssickness.org.uk

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