GSPCA ADVICE - Only two days left to enjoy many beaches with your dogs in Guernsey & restrictions for horse riders

Submitted by Steve on 09:32, 29th Apr, 2021 | 0

Once again we have been blessed with incredible weather during April, but sadly there are only days left on many beached that owners can take their dogs.

As usual from the 1st May until the 30th September the restrictions mean that dogs are not allowed on the following beaches between these dates –

  • Fermain
  • Petit Bot
  • L'Erée
  • Vazon (Northern end)
  • Cobo
  • Port Soif
  • L'Ancresse
  • Pembroke

Dogs are not permitted on Lihou Island and Lihou causeway all year round.

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Wet weather advice from the GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager during a wet and cold #GSPCAPurpleWeek

Submitted by Steve on 15:23, 16th Feb, 2021 | 0

While many have been supporting #GSPCAPurpleWeek Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager has been investigating a number of calls in regards animals left out in the wet weather. She is sharing this advice for animal owners and those with concerns –

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Keeping Livestock, our Wardens and road users safe

Submitted by Steve on 12:02, 21st Jan, 2021 | 0

Almost every day (and night) our ambulance staff and volunteer wardens are called out to animals, especially cows, sheep and horses that have escaped from their fields and are loose on the Island’s roads putting them in grave danger.

Working at night to contain animals can be very dangerous for our volunteers who have been known to spend 2-3 hours trying to identify and locate owners and then wake them from their slumber so we can get the animals to safety.

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ADVICE FOR HORSE OWNERS - Recent case of Strangles reported in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 14:57, 24th Apr, 2017 | 0

In Guernsey a case of Strangles has recently been identified and the GSPCA are asking all equine owners to take care to ensure their animals are kept safe and well.

Strangles is a commonly diagnosed infectious disease that affects all equidae worldwide.  Caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi.  

The disease is highly contagious and is spread by direct or indirect contact. It can affect any age, sex or breed of horse and remains a widely feared disease because of its debilitating effects and its potential economic impact on equestrian businesses.

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With the upcoming winter wet conditions here is advice from GSPCA to ensure horses and animals have all they need in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 12:39, 2nd Nov, 2016 | 0

Each winter we see very wet weather and at the GSPCA each year we receive a large number of calls from concerned members of public about horses and other animals in wet and muddy fields.

With the wet weather we see at this time of year in Guernsey we want to help prepare those with animals in fields.

Sarah Creasey GSPCA Animal Welfare and Education Officer said "Each Winter we often see long sustained very wet periods with many animals being affected."

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Guernsey States Vet issues warning and advice about Ragwort to horse owners

Submitted by Steve on 12:44, 3rd Aug, 2016 | 0

The GSPCA have been made aware of a number of concerns from the public regarding livestock that are on fields with or near a plant called ragwort which can cause them harm.

Recently David Chamberlain States Veterinary Officer has released some advice and we wanted to share this with you.

David Chamberlain States Veterinary Officer "Horses are grass grazing animals and preferentially eat grass."

"If little grass is available then they may start to eat other plants including noxious weeds such as ragwort."

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With wet conditions here is some advice from the GSPCA to ensure horses and animals have all they need in Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 13:22, 19th Nov, 2014 | 0

The last few Winters have been extremely wet and the GSPCA each year we receive large number of calls from concerned members of public about horses and other animals in wet and muddy fields.

Unfortunately due to the current wet autumn we are having to endure here in Guernsey we want to help prepare those with animals in fields.

Sarah Creasey GSPCA Animal Welfare and education Officer said "Last Winter we had long sustained very wet periods with many animals are being affected."

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BBC Guernsey's JKT finds out why Robbie the horse needs a home

Submitted by Steve on 16:19, 28th May, 2014 | 0

Today we had the lovely Jenny Kendall-Tobias from BBC Guernsey visit the GSPCA Animal Shelter.

Jenny came up to visit Robbie a horse who is in need of a special home.

Robbie arrived at the Shelter at the end of February as his owner could no longer care for him.

Since then we have had the vet and the farrier check over the 17 hand Dutch Warm Blood to tell us the type of home he will need.

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The GSPCA has its largest ever visitor come to stay | Robbie 17 hands of horse

Submitted by GSPCA on 17:48, 4th Mar, 2014 | 0

On Friday the GSPCA received the largest ever resident in memory of the team.

At 17 hands and 15 years of age the Dutch Warmblood horse called Robbie is settling well at the Shelter, although staff have found out he's bit of a wimp.

Anna Paint Senior Animal Care Assistant said 'Robbie is settling well at the Shelter but he is a real wuss!'

'At 17 hands he is a big lad, but thankfully we have a stable and fields at the GSPCA.'

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Information on Equine Grass Sickness from the States Vet in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:54, 24th Feb, 2014 | 0

Following the death of a horse in Guernsey the GSPCA would like to draw horse owners attention to information released recently by the States Vet David Chamberlain:

The States Veterinary Officer would like to advise horse owners of the confirmed presence on the Island of the disease Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) which has been confirmed by laboratory analysis at the Animal Health Trust to be the cause of the death of a horse in the last 10 days

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