The Equine Grass Sickness Fund
The Equine Grass Sickness Fund is the only registered charity in the UK raising funds specifically for research into grass sickness.
EGSF is dedicated to supporting and advancing research into grass sickness and further improving the treatment of grass sickness.
Grass Sickness remains a major cause of mortality in horses and ponies in Britain with more than 95% of cases proving fatal.
What is Grass Sickness?
Grass Sickness is a devastating disease of horses, ponies and donkeys in which there is damage to parts of the nervous system which control involuntary functions, producing the main symptom of gut paralysis.
It occurs almost exclusively in horses with access to grass and is invariably fatal.
Stop Press: EGS Vaccine Trial
The EGSF in conjunction with the Animal Health Trust and Universities of Edinburgh and Liverpool are appealing for funds to launch a nationwide vaccine trial in 2014. Your support is more important than ever - together we can bring an end to this disease. Please click here to keep up with news of the trial.