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Redwings Horse Sanctuary wins top award for health awareness campaign

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 November 2017

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has won a national award for a major health awareness campaign.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has won a national award for a major health awareness campaign. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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An animal charity has been praised for its campaign urging people to speak out about a highly contagious horse disease.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary, based in Aylsham and Caldecott, won the Health and Welfare Award at the Animal Health Trust’s UK Equestrian Awards.

The organisation, which is the UK’s largest horse sanctuary, has encouraged horse owners to raise the issue of strangles.

Strangles is the most common equine disease in the UK and is a highly contagious infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by the bacteria.

In April 2016, Redwings launched a strangles survey – completed by over 2,000 horse owners.

It was done to assess attitudes to the disease and biosecurity practices, inspired by the charity’s own strangles outbreak a year earlier.

The findings were presented at this year’s National Equine Forum.

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