Star of the Month winner

MANY congratulations to Co Westmeath breeder, Heather Dean Wright who was voted the winner by the public of Gain Equine Nutrition/The Irish Field Star of the Month for June 2022. Well done, Heather!

UCD survey

RESEARCHERS at UCD’s School of Veterinary Medicine, led by Professor Vivienne Duggan, are conducting a survey into stakeholder perceptions of veterinary genetic testing for equine health and disease.

The survey will take 10 minutes to complete and is online now. The closing date for completion is August 21st.

The thoughts and opinions of the equine community are important to consider in the rapidly developing field of veterinary genetic testing. Each individual horse has a unique DNA, and knowledge of variant may assist in management and breeding decisions that maximise health, fertility and performance.

The information generated will help to understand the perceptions of, and preferences for, veterinary genetic testing in the sport and thoroughbred horse sectors.

The link to the survey is

Kerry Bog Pony Inspections

TODAY (Saturday) at 11am, the Kerry Bog Pony Inspections take place at Willie and Maura Naughton’s yard, Ballydangan, Athlone, Co Roscommon. Vet James Linnane MRCVS and Inspectors Pascal Crawford and Mary Moore are on duty.

People travel from great distances in order to have their ponies assessed. Dominick O’Malley is bringing two ponies over on the ferry from Clare Island and will be accompanied by Ciara Clarke (trainer) and her friends Lyra Connolly and Ellen McHale.

All are welcome to attend.