Many farmers lack the necessary money to pay for the medical treatment of their animals
We help farm animals in cooperation with veterinarians, farriers and other supporters The Farm Animal Service (FAS) team controls the husbandry of farm animals in the region of Bodzentyn, Poland. The dates for our investigations are predominantly arranged at the horse- and cattle markets. Controls involve the monitoring of stables, care, access to open-air spaces (such as paddocks), as well as the feeding, health and handling of horses and cattle. The team consists of a farrier and two people taking care of wound- and parasite treatments. Some horses also receive dental, worm and wound treatments and we assist farmers with our expertise in animal health and husbandry questions. Moreover, brochures are provided to inform farmers about common husbandry and feeding mistakes which are often the main cause for many health issues that affect horses and cattle.
Our aim is to improve the living conditions of farm animals Therefore, we have launched a programme back in 2017 which aims to encourage and develop the self-interest of farm owners. What we offer: The farmers can choose from a list of 10 improvement suggestions which they should aim to implement within a given time frame. Their successful commitment is then "rewarded" by us with free services such as: hoof care, free houses for the dogs living on the farm, and other incentives targeted towards the welfare of their animals. Farmers who do not want to participate in the programme are not granted access to our services.
We cooperate with public authorities All investigations are documented with photo material and in written from. If we discover infringements of animal protection laws, we issue a warning to the responsible farmers, and in repetitive cases we report them to the authorities. The FAS team cooperates with public bodies for the protection of farm animals.
The FAS team advises and supports farm owners. Confrontation and conflict are avoided where possible.
Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report August: Farm Animal Service
Pokrzywianka. Helping suffering animals in need is our first our priority.
This year, our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team has been forced to pause their work for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since July our team is out in the field again. However, many animals did not receive any trimming during our absence. Therefore, our farriers currently receive many calls from farmers asking for help.
Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly report July: Farm Animal Service
Michalow. Our team is placing a special horseshoe on a foal’s hoof. It turns out to be a quite challenging task.
The coronavirus crisis forced our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team to pause their work for three months. Finally, we can continue with our field work programme ATET. Our programme is focused on helping farm animals in need. Due to the long-enforced break, we receive a lot of calls this month from farmers asking for our help. The coronavirus crisis…
Poland | Swietokrzyskie | Monthly Report March: Farm Animal Service
Lomno. A hematoma is causing the lameness of this horse.
This month, the work for our Farm Animal Service (FAS) team starts on a farm in Lomno. A mare on this farm is limping. We are inspection her hooves and find a hematoma. We disinfect and protect the wound with a spray. We will come back to trim the hooves after the wound healed.
Our next visit is on a farm in Nowy Jawor. We want to check whether…