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OnFarm: Her Majesty’s Balmoral losses and a push for a cure:
Her Majesty the Queen’s Balmoral estate lost 5 Highland ponies in less than a year to Equine Grass Sickness. The disease is almost always fatal to horses, and seems to affect Scotland worse than other parts of the UK. Sylvia Ormiston, who manages Her Majesty’s Balmoral stud, recalls the five losses, and describes how it prompted her to get more involved in searching for a cure. We also meet Grass Sickness fundraiser Yvonne Maclean, while Beth Wells from the Moredun Research Institute details new efforts to find a cure.
OnFarm: Princess Royal launches Equine Grass Sickness research drive
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially launches a research drive to study Equine Grass Sickness, an often fatal disease of horses. The Moredun Foundation and The Equine Grass Sickness Fund have joined forces to launch a three-year research Fellowship, bringing together a partnership of horse owners and scientists. HRH The Princess Royal is patron for both charities.
Film & TV
The Moredun Centenary Film:
BBC Landward, Episode 7, June 2021
Arlene is at Balmoral to find out about the sickness that struck the Queen’s highland ponies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000whzh/landward-2021-episode-7