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Equine Grass Sickness

About Equine Grass Sickness

Grass Sickness is a devastating disease of horses, ponies and donkeys in which there is damage to parts of the nervous system which control involuntary functions, producing the main symptom of gut paralysis.

The Moredun Foundation Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF) is the only registered charity in the UK raising funds specifically for research into grass sickness.

The Grass Sickness Biobank is a three year project, with generous funding from the British Horse Society. The aim is to collect biological and environmental samples plus case reports for research analysis. Scientists interested in using the samples can apply to the Equine Grass Sickness Fund for access. The samples will be stored for up to twenty years.

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