Suregrow Supports Grass Sickness Research

Grass is the most natural of feeds and turnout is widely recognised as important to wellbeing, but just when grazing paddocks should be at their best, grass sickness continues to kill otherwise healthy horses and ponies. Funding for ongoing research is vital and Suregrow has announced it is to support the Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF) with a new facebook campaign that will also help raise awareness of the disease.

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For each new fan joining the Suregrow facebook community and posting a simple message in support of the work of the Equine Grass Sickness Fund before the end of September, Suregrow will donate 50 pence to the fund.

Mrs Philippa Gammell, chairman of the EGSF said, “Grass sickness is a devastating disease that causes gut paralysis in the horse. Research is continuing to find the cause and the Equine Grass Sickness fund would like to thank Suregrow for this novel and generous way of raising funds towards supporting research.”

The development of a special nursing regime, pioneered by a team at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh University, has led to a substantial increase in the number of chronic cases of grass sickness being restored to health, throughout the UK. In addition to funding research, the EGSF continues to subsidise the treatment of chronic cases admitted to the ‘Dick’ Vet Large Animal Hospital.

To join the Suregrow facebook community and help support the work of the EGSF, please log onto facebook or visit www.suregrowuk.com and follow the facebook link, then become a fan of the ‘Suregrow’ page, posting a simple message of support.