The recent national coverage of an Avacta Animal Health horse case study, Chanquette, the horse who has to take special previsions to avoid being exposed to a number of allergens, has resulted in a mention on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2!
The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, airing 6.30 – 9.30 Monday – Friday, had its annual ‘Not Got Post-Bank Holiday Blues’ show, which aired on Tuesday 5th May 2015. In Mr Evans’ usual morning summary of the headlines, Chanquette was mentioned, having appeared in 6 different newspapers on the 5th May 2015. To his surprise, Mr Evans said:
“There’s a horse that’s allergic to grass! There you go! The Andalusian horse also tested positive for allergies to barley and rye. This horse has got hay-fever! That can’t be easy for a horse can it? Horsey, Horsey – I have 6 allergies to pollen but I’m also allergic to horses, so we really wouldn’t get on together!”
Although most people are now aware of allergies affecting cats and dogs, horses with allergies still remains quite an usual matter of fact. The recent coverage will hopefully help with the awareness of horse allergies and raise the profile of this test being available through Avacta Animal Health.
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