Retraining of Racehorses Challenge
2014 RoR Meriel Tufnell Racing to Hunting Challenge at
Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday 16th November
Why not give this exciting challenge a go! Entries close 10th November 2014 (£22.50 entry fee per horse/rider). For more information and to download the Entry Form click here now!
Hunt Staff Benefit Society Christmas Cards
Once again, the Society is able to offer two Christmas Cards for sale. One by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and the other by Daniel Crane.
Money raised from the sale of the Society's Christmas Cards helps to boost the pensions the Society provides for Hunt Staff. Please ensure your order reaches us in good time to enable us to send your Cards back to you well before Christmas.
Please click here to access details of the cards and the Order Form.
Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show 2014 Results (including Old English)
Hunting Museum Relaunch
Warm praise for the newly refurbished Hunting Museum at foxhunting’s historic “capital”, Melton Mowbray, was expressed by Baroness Mallalieu when she performed its official re-launch on October 9th.Read more...
Modern Foxhound Breeding
Foxhounds have changed over the years but their evolution has never been left to chance. They are carefully, and sometimes controversially, selected. What kind of pack do you follow? by Martin Scott
Several types of hound are bred to hunt the fox in this country and around the world, though at the moment, sad to relate, they cannot serve their purpose here. Fashion has had a hand, to a degree, in the lines people have followed and this has not always been good for the hound itself. Fortunately, certain breeders have stuck to the type that suits them, their country and their hunt. This must be encouraged, not derided, especially when such hounds are needed as an outcross, for example with the Old English foxhound. In England only a handful of purebred Old English foxhound packs remain, and a similar number in Ireland. Likewise, in the United States and Canada the demise of the American foxhound and the English foxhound to make way for the crossbred and the Penn-Marydel-type, caused by the spread of the coyote, may create problems in the future, as the use of the two original types is reduced.
Read the rest of this article on The Field website
Symposium on Wildlife Diseases and Conservation
Following successful symposia in 2006, 2008 and 2010 a fourth Veterinary Association of Wildlife Management (VAWM) symposium is to be held at The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE on Thursday, 15th November, 2012
Topics will include:
The “Big society” and conservation
“One health” – integrating human, domestic animal and wildlife health
Life in the Wild – contrasting the life of wild and domestic animals
Disease threats from animal imports and pet travel
Bat disease surveillance
Avian reintroductions and poisoning
A number of distinguished speakers have already been secured for what promises to be another influential and important meeting on wildlife diseases and conservation. Full programme and details will be published on the VAWM website
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