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31. October 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report October: Farm Animal Service

Okalina. We trim the hooves of four horses. All suffer from laminitis.

October is a busy month for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team. We start our work by trimming the hooves of four horses on a farm in Okalina. All for animals suffer from laminitis. Recently, the owner started to build a new stable for the small herd and is currently waiting for help to finish the roof.  

Next, we drive to farm in Niedospielin to…

31. October 2021

Poland | Wachock | Anna Lorenzen: Committed to animal welfare since 20 years

31 October 2021 – Anna’s last day of work.

Anna has been committed to helping since 20 years. The first time she worked with us was over ten years ago at the largest regional Polish market for "slaughter" horses in Bodzentyn. Up to 1,000 horses per week, brutally handled, brutally loaded and transported. Today this market no longer exists, also thanks to Anna's consistent market…

30. September 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report September: Animal Markets

Bodzentyn: Our team is checking the tethering of the calf.

Also in September, the situation at the animal markets in Bodzentyn remains unchanged. The number of cattle being sold at the market has been low for months. Most of the animals are calves. Due to very low prices, many animals are not sold at the market and transported back home. During our market inspection, our team does not document any animal…

31. August 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report August: Cattle and Bird Market

Bodzentyn cattle market. Our team inspects the cattle market every Saturday.

The atmosphere during our inspections at the cattle market in Bodzentyn is very unpleasant this month. We observe farmers who are trying to sell the same animals (mainly claves) since weeks. The farmers are complaining about very low prices. Therefore, they prefer to take the animals back home instead of selling them for cheap. Our team is being…

31. August 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report August: Farm Animal Service

Rzepin. The horses are well trained and now. The trimming of the hooves’ goes efficient and fast.

This month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work by trimming the hooves of two young horses in Rzepin. Since the owner has been eagerly practising with his horses to pick up their legs, the trimming of the hooves goes very smoothly this time.

Next, our team is driving to Sniadka. There, a horse was diagnosed with scabies – a skin…

31. July 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report July: Farm Animal Service

Bardo: Our team is looking after the claws of several cows.

In July, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is very busy again. We are starting our work by visiting two farms in Szerzawy. On the first farm, we notice that the owner did install many stable improvements since our last visit. He fixed one of the stable doors and whitened the walls. As a reward we trim hooves of his mare. On the next farm, we are…

30. July 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report July: Cattle and Bird Market

Bodzentyn. Our team inspects cattle market every Saturday.

Our team is inspecting the cattle market in Bodzentyn. Lately, mainly young cattle are being brought to the market for sale. During all our inspection days, the number of animals remains low and does not exceed 150 animals. The animals that we see are all in good condition. There are no animal welfare violations to report.

Our team encounters a…

30. June 2021

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report June: Farm Animal Service

Gosciecin. During trimming our FAS-farriers find an abscess in the hoof of the horse.

In June, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is in high demand. After the information spread that our team is back at work again after a COVID-19 related break, our phone is ringing non-stop.  

Our first visit this month is on a farm in Gosciecin. A limping horse urgently needs our help. Our farriers immediately spot an abscess in the hoof and…

30. June 2021

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report June: Cattle and Bird Markets

Bodzentyn cattle market. Probably due to very high temperatures, there are fewer animals being sold at the market.

During our market inspections in June we see less cattle than usual. The average number of animals present at the market does not exceed 150. We suspect that this could be related to the high temperatures exceeding 30˚C and more. Our team encounters the same situation at the bird’s market which was recently re-opened in Bodzentyn. Also, here fewer…