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Re: Fireworks

I don't know how many of you have experienced a horse that was absolutely terrified of fireworks. I have and it was a most upsetting experience. A neighbour had a bonfire party for his grandchildren and proceeded to let of a series of bangers, rockets etc. My horse became so upset, despite the radio on full blast, lights etc., that he ended up having to be sedated.

I was informed last night that there is a web site with information from vets about how to deal with this situation. The site address is www.fearoffireworks.com/horses.php. It gives information for dogs and cats etc., as well.

I have not yet had time to view the site but intend to do so this evening. Maybe other people could give advice as to how to cope with this problem which is occurring more and more frequently.