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The Makers Of SPILLERS Donate £5,000 To Redwings Horse Sanctuary

1 year ago
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4th January, 2023 11h51

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Spillers


The makers of SPILLERS™ have given Redwings Horse Sanctuary a generous kick start for 2023 with a donation of £5,000. The money was pledged by the equine health care-conscious feed brand in return for horse owners joining their kilos to £££ weight loss project last year, which helped overweight horses slim down.

Dedicated owners around the country signed up to the project, which entailed them registering the number of kilos their horse or pony lost during their weight loss journey. Every one of these lost kilos has now been converted by the feed company into £5,000 for Redwings to help them with their vital equine welfare work, which includes rescuing horses from the risks of obesity.

Being overweight can pose as much of a welfare risk as being underweight for horses, not only because of the direct weight-associated effects, but also due to the increased risks posed for certain clinical conditions, especially laminitis. Other health and welfare implications include increased joint strain, respiratory stress, heat intolerance, an increase in chronic low-grade inflammation in senior horses and reduced fertility.

The team at SPILLERS is committed to helping owners help their overweight horses slim down. They launched the SPILLERS Slimmers’ Club in 2021 to help address the problem of equine obesity in a positive way. Now, with almost 5,000 members, the motivating club provides practical support and friendship for owners of overweight horses and ponies, to help them shed those surplus kilos.

“We are thrilled to be able to start the New Year with such a good news story,” said Sarah Nelson, Product Manager at SPILLERS. “Our £5,000 donation is not only supporting our favourite charity’s vital equine welfare work, but the project has also helped to draw attention to the risks posed by equine obesity and has supported and encouraged safe, sustainable weight loss for many overweight horses and ponies in the UK.”

You can join the SPILLERS Slimmers Club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322710156018763


 


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