Shopping at Co-op Stores offers Life Saving Paddocks for Horses

By: Remus Horse Sanctuary
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INGATESTONE, U.K. - March 11, 2020 - PRLog -- Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, is delighted to announce that the Co-op Local Community Fund is supporting the charity through to October 2020, helping to create hospital paddocks for sick and debilitated horses, such as those suffering from Laminitis.

Laminitis is a prevalent, extremely painful condition that has significant welfare implications. It is an inflammatory condition of the tissues (laminae) bonding the hoof wall to the pedal bone in the hoof. It is often a recurring condition. In excess of 7% of equine deaths are linked to laminitis, with many animals being euthanised.

There are a number of risk factors associated with the development of laminitis including the spring and summer months, obesity, being a pony rather than a horse, older age and hormonal diseases such as equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

Ms Burton says: "A lot of our horses have laminitis as they've spent many years not receiving the care they should. These special paddocks are expensive to create and maintain but they allow the horses a quality of life that would otherwise be denied them.

"Every year these paddocks need new woodchip flooring which allows the animals to be kept off the grass, which would otherwise add to the problem; be kept outside with their friends and walk around rather than being box rested; and ultimately is very often the difference between life and death for them."

Every time a Co-operative member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the spend goes to support local causes, such as this project with Remus.

The stores in the immediate vicinity of the Sanctuary include:

Store Name          Store Postcode    Business Unit

Billericay Queens Park    CM12 0UA          Food
Billericay          CM12 0RP          Food
Billericay          CM12 9BQ          Funeralcare
Blackmore          CM4 0RU          Food
Hutton          CM13 1LZ          Food
Ingatestone          CM4 9EA          Convenience Store
Pilgrims Hatch          CM15 9PD          Food

Ms Burton concluded, "Laminitic paddocks are a life-saving opportunity for many of our animals who deserve some good quality life after all they have endured but it does come at a significant cost.

"We're delighted that Remus will be able to access this funding opportunity and I'd like to thank everyone involved for their support."

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. For further information, visit the Co-op web page at: or, to become a member and receive exclusive offers throughout Co-op, visit:

Find out more about Remus Horse Sanctuary at or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

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