Brown horse with SPANA vet
Brown horse with SPANA vet


The face of a happy donkey in a stable wearing a green harness

Lucky Horseshoe Spring Centenary Raffle – Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Lucky Horseshoe Spring Centenary Raffle. View the raffle winners here!

Horse being examined and cared for by SPANA vets.

Common Horse Diseases & Skin Conditions

Like humans, there are a huge number of diseases, conditions and illnesses that can affect horses. Some of these can be prevented through vaccinations, and...

Paul O’Grady MBE – SPANA Ambassador

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of SPANA Ambassador, Paul O’Grady MBE.

A selection of eco-friendly products from the SPANA charity shop

Christmas Charity Shop Guide

As the costs of seemingly everything is rising, one of the simplest ways to cut back on spending around the festive season is to find...

Donkey gift wrap, wrapped around box with ribbon

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Why Online Charity Shop this Christmas?

Why not try online charity shopping for your Christmas gifts this year for more sustainable and affordable presents that give back to a worthwhile charity?...

White working horse pulling cart in Morocco

Update Your Will

If you already have a Will and would like to add a gift to SPANA, you can download a Codicil form to add your gift.

Horses drinking Mongolia

The Most Popular Breeds of Horse

Not sure what type of horse to go for? We’ve put together a list of horse breeds that are the most common in the UK....

SPANA vet treating a horse in Morocco

How to Become a Vet

Working with animals can be hugely rewarding, especially if you’re an animal lover. To be able to relieve an animal’s suffering and improve their health...

Two men in blue SPANA vet overalls holding a horses mouth

How Leaving A Legacy To Charity Could Make A Lasting Difference

Many people decide on leaving a legacy to charity, alongside the gifts they pass on to loved ones. But how does this process work, and...

Donkey receiving treatment for injured leg from SPANA vets.

What is Tetanus?

Tetanus is a non-contagious bacterial infection that, if left untreated, is usually fatal to animals. The condition is also known as ‘lockjaw’ – since the...

Horse being examined and cared for by SPANA vets.

The Most Common Parasites in Animals

While it’s not always possible to avoid parasites in the first place, being able to reduce the risk of infection, identify types of parasites and...

Camels used for tourism, resting in the sand

Sustainable Travel – Why It’s Important

While it is lovely to travel and take in both the history and culture of a place, in today’s world eco travelling ensures the long-term...

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