Do you have to keep record of medicines given to horses?
The vet, pharmacist or SQP must issue a document which details the medicines given to the horse. Depending on the substances given to the horse, the owner or keeper may have to exclude the animal from the food chain. The vet should retain a copy of this document. Phenylbutazone cannot be used in a food-producing animal.
When is the withdrawal period for horse medicine?
The withdrawal period is the time between the last dose given to the animal and when the animal can be slaughtered for human consumption. Until the withdrawal period has ended, the animal or its products must not be consumed.
Can a vet prescribe alternative medicine to a horse?
If there is no suitable authorised medicine available, for animals under their care a vet may prescribe an alternative medicine under the prescribing cascade. However, a food-producing horse can only be treated with:
When does a horse become not intended for human consumption?
If above 1 year of age, the horse will be declared as not intended for human consumption. This will be irreversible for the rest of its life. The horse owner or keeper should apply to the Passport Issuing Organisation for a replacement or duplicate passport which will be over stamped ‘Not intended for human consumption’.
Why was the use of horses so important in the 1700s?
In all, the 1700s was an age of growth and movement largely due to the increased use of the horse. Early American roads were merely Indian paths, only passable on foot or horseback. Horses were scarce in colonial America, so an ingenious system of sharing a horse was devised based on “ride and tie.”
How often did stabled horses have to be groomed?
Stabled horses – as in hunting yards today – were groomed probably three times every day. The first was to make the horse presentable for exercise; the second took place after work and was a thorough grooming (strapping) to keep the horse healthy and gleaming, while the final ‘set fair’ was designed to ensure he was comfortable for the night.
What was grooming a horse like in the eighteenth century?
The groom had to roll up his sleeves and work vigorously with brush, currycomb and stable rubber to ensure the horse had a glossy coat which was free of dust or grease. It was (and still is) considered a mark of shame for a horse to leave his stable with straw in his tail or a stable stain on his flank.
Which is the oldest ancestor of the Quarter Horse?
The oldest ancestor of the Quarter Horse is the Hobby which was imported in numbers to the mid-south in the 1600s and 1700s. The most decisive influence on the Quarter Horse came from the Thoroughbred sire, Janus, imported as a 10-year-old to America in 1756.