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Lameness the most commonly reported health problem in horses

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LAMENESS remains the most commonly reported health problem in horses in the UK, according to the results of this year's National Equine Health Survey (NEHS). The survey found that, of horses reported to be suffering from one or more health problems, one third were reported to be lame.

The NEHS is carried out by the Blue Cross animal welfare charity in May each year, in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). This year, 5635 people took part, an increase of 14 per cent on 2015, and records for 16,751 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules were submitted. The Blue Cross says that 62 per cent of the animals were reported to be healthy, while …

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