News Category: General

Equine Biosecurity Protocol

Equine Biosecurity Protocol; the farrier’s role

Launched in the UK at the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association’s (BFBA) annual conference Farrier Focus, the biosecurity initiative is aimed at enabling farriers to effectively manage the risks of disease. In light of the recent equine flu outbreak and the ongoing confirmed cases of strangles biosecurity should be at the forefront of anyone responsible… Read more >

Weight gain more than doubles the risk of laminitis in horses and ponies

Press release from the Royal Veterinary College Horses and ponies that gain weight are more than twice as likely to develop laminitis than if they lose or maintain their weight, new research has found.  Carried out by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and Rossdales Equine Hospital, the study also revealed that the groups… Read more >

June already!

Everyone I speak to seems to comment on how quickly this year is going, it is certainly flying by! The last few weeks have seen multiple cases of laminitis. This warm weather, combined with damp conditions is providing perfect conditions for the grass. Whether or not your horse or pony is prone to laminitis it… Read more >

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Potential candidates must be committed, motivated, enthusiastic, and professional to join our small team delivering high standards. You must be able to work as part of a team and, when appropriate, as an individual. N R Brown Farriers is a professional farriery practice located just north of Abergavenny in South Wales. Our clients include all… Read more >

A solid, and enjoyable, start to our competition season.

February flew past! Nigel and Emily both took part in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment’s annual farriery competition “Cavalry Black Pairs” on the 23rd February. This was an incredibly special event to be part of; the competition takes place at the barracks whilst all the usual duties are performed. We watched the horses being tacked… Read more >