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29. February 2020

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report February: Farm Animal Service

Sarniec Zwola. Our team is trimming the claws of a limping cow.

This month our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work on a farm in Siekierno. We are visiting this place for the first time. This small farm belongs to young farmer. He keeps two young horses and three cows. The animals are kept boxes and outside on paddocks. The owner agrees with the rules and guidelines of our ATET programme and signs…

31. January 2020

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report January: Farm Animal Service

Bodzentyn. The teeth of this stallion have very sharp edges and need trimming.

This month our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work on a farm in Celiny. Our plan is to trim the hooves of a young mare. However, when we arrive the mare is not willing to cooperate and does not leave her stable. We are trying to convince her, but we do not succeed. Therefore, we have to stop our work for now. In the meantime, the owner…

20. December 2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report December: Farm Animal Service

Sadlowice. We are cutting the claws of two cows. They are too long.

Our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is called to the farm in Dabrowa where two stallions have problems with eating. We are checking their teeth. They are very sharp, and we must trim them. During trimming we discover that one of the stallions has a wisdom tooth that needs to be removed as well. After the treatment our team is visiting another farm.…

22. November 2019

Poland | Voivodship Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report November: Farm Animal Service

Dabrowa Dolna. Our FAS team is trimming the claws of a limping cow.

This month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts their work visiting a farm in Dabrowa Dolna. Here, we are treating two limping cows. After trimming the claws of the animals we talk with the owner about the possibility of joining to our programme. We are leave him information about the programme, as well as our rules and…

25. October 2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report October: Farm Animal Service

Brody. Our team is trimming the hooves of a limping mare.

On our first visit this month, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is going back to Zlotniki to speak with the owner about his dog and reprimand him because he locked the dog away in a barn again. We let the dog out and inform the owner about the consequences if he will do it again. This is our last warning.

On our next visit, we are called to the…

25. September 2019

Poland | Voivodship Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report September: Farm Animal Service

Brody. An abscess was the reason for the lameness. We disinfect the wound and protect it with a special dressing.

First, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is called to a limping mare in Brody. During trimming we find an abscess in the hoof. It looks serious. We disinfect the abscess and put a special dressing on to protect the wound. Afterwards, the owner shows us that he has started to modernise the paddock for his horses. During our next visit, we are…

25. September 2019

Poland | Opoczno | Punishment for Animal Cruelty

Ingrown horns cause a lot of suffering for the animals.

We receive information from a prosecutor in Opoczno regarding another case of a cow with an ingrown horn into its head. We documented it at Bodzentyn cattle market in December 2018   and as usual we reported the case to the police.

During the hearing, the defendant – a previous owner of the cow – was pleaded guilty and settled for the agreed…

30. August 2019

Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report August: Farm Animal Service

Brody. A hoof canker appears again. We are applying special ointment on a hoof.

This time, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team is helping lame foal in Niedospielin. During trimming we find an injury in the hoof. The wound is cleaned and protected with a special dressing. Next, we are going to the farm in Brody where the problem of hoof canker appears again. It is a very difficult disease to treat. However, we do not give up. We…

16. August 2019

Poland | Srodborze, Kochanow | Teaching kids compassion towards animals

During our training, the young animal enthusiasts learn about animal welfare.

This year we continue to meet children during summer camps to teach them about animal welfare. Like in previous times, our training includes a theoretical part in the form of a presentation, and a practical part based on the everyday work of our farriers.

During the theoretical training, the young animal enthusiasts learn about the concept of five…