When Todd’s elderly, unwell owners began to struggle to give their much-loved cob the care he needed Blue Cross stepped in to help out. Through the charity’s innovative Home Direct Scheme they matched him with a perfect new home, giving him a safe future and giving his new owner Anna Causer, who lives in Wolverhampton, a great big smile!
Carolyne Crowe, veterinary surgeon and Life Coach of the Year 2015, is running a special BEVA workshop for vets and all members of the practice team, to help them cope more effectively with the pressures of being in practice. The all-day session will be held at the Royal Veterinary College, North Mymms on Wednesday 10th February 2016.
With his long, flowing mane and beautiful dapples, little Cam could have trotted out of the pages of a fairytale. But this was far from the case when he first arrived at Blue Cross, as a thin, nervous and neglected youngster. His picture book looks won him plenty of attention at Your Horse Live last November when Blue Cross showcased him in the Redwings Rescue Village. Now he has found a life of contentment in a perfect new home in Cladswell near Redditch, where he is a dream-come-true for two young sisters.
Rafiki, a young cob rescued from a miserable life of fly grazing and neglect, has landed on his feet in his new home, thanks to Blue Cross. His new owner Margaret suffers with severe arthritis and following radical surgery earlier this year is now unable to walk and needs a power wheelchair. Rafiki has turned her life around. “He gives me a reason to get up in the morning,” she says.
“Equine Practice needs to adapt to accommodate family life” was the conclusion of a vigorous Moral Maze debate held by members at the (BEVA) Congress earlier this month. 92% of voters agreed with the motion Does equine practice need to change to become more compatible with family life? This result may reflect in part the changing demographics of the profession, with females now accounting for 76% of new graduate intakes.