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Webinar to explore bridle fit
'Rachel joins us for the webinar and will talk us through some of the key anatomical points that we need to consider' - World Horse Welfare.
Dr Rachel Murray to consider how fit affects horse comfort.

Registration has opened for a Zoom webinar looking at the fascinating but often overlooked subject of bridle fit.

Organised by World Horse Welfare, “Bridle fit – why getting it right is so important” will see Dr Rachel Murray consider the design and fit of a bridle and how that affects the comfort of the horse and how they perform. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 1 June at 7 pm.

Dr Rachel Murray is a highly experienced veterinary surgeon based at Rossdales Diagnostic Centre. She previously spent more than 20 years at the Animal Health Trust where she was responsible for the Equine MRI diagnostic service, ran the orthopaedic research group and provided a clinical service focused on imaging, poor performance and rehabilitation in sport horses. 

She will be joined by Di Fisher, a Society of Master Saddlers Master Saddle Fitter and Bridle Fitter. Both presenters will be on hand to answer any questions participants may have on bridle fit and design.

World Horse Welfare said: 'Rachel joins us for the webinar and will talk us through some of the key anatomical points that we need to consider, explaining the issues that can be' caused by a bridle that is unstable, or that puts too much pressure on the horse's head.'

To register for the webinar, click here

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Avian flu outbreak at RSPB Minsmere

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 RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on its site. The coastal nature reserve has seen an increase in dead birds recently, and has said that it is 'extremely concerned' about the potential impacts on bird populations, with 2021 and 2022 seeing the largest ever outbreak in the UK.

In a statement, RSPB said: "We appreciate that it is distressing, for both visitors and staff, to see dead or dying birds at our site but we ask that if visitors see any dead or unwell birds, they do not touch or go near them and that they report it to us at our Visitor Centre during its opening hours, or by emailing us on outside of these times."  

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Moredun Foundation Award opens for applications

The 2022-2023 Moredun Foundation Award (MFA) is now open for members, with up to £2,000 available for successful applicants.

The MFA honours the contribution that education, teamwork, life experience, and travel have made to the understanding of cattle health and welfare. Through its charitable endeavours, Moredun offers its members the opportunity to pursue projects that support personal development.

The prize is open to a wide range of project applications, including those that include producing educational tools, conducting a small research project, or studying farming methods in other nations. For more information and to apply, visit