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Michele's Snowdon Climb for EGS

I walked up Mount Snowdon on 3rd August 2017 for Equine Grass Sickness Fund because my pony died from EGS when I was twelve

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Equine Grass Sickness Fund

We fund research into the cause of EGS to secure a future free of grass sickness

Charity Registration No. SC022515

Story

When I was twelve I lost  my pony, Little Bracken, to the acute form of Equine Grass Sickness. He was a much loved pony with whom I had had much fun & success at local shows & events. Two days before he died we had both been enjoying a cross- country schooling session. The following morning we awoke to find him suffering from colic & despite very prompt & assiduous veterinary attention nothing could be done to relieve his suffering & we had to make the difficult decision to end his misery. 

Grass Sickness damages parts of the nervous system leading to paralysis of the gut & is believed to be caused by a toxin found in pasture. It is a major cause of mortality in horses, ponies & donkeys in the UK with more than 95% of cases proving fatal.



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  • On Snowdon summit
  • Nearing the Snowdon summit +7

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