Equi Life is based at Dauntsey in Wiltshire, sharing a home with the Laminitis Clinic. The staff you talk to you on our phone lines not only offer you an efficient service but have hands on experience in dealing with the laminitis cases which are treated at the Laminitis Clinic. This enables us to provide you with a unique professional service based on the day to day problems encountered with horses from all over the country.
Robert Eustace, is a veterinary surgeon who spent nine years in equine practice in the UK, Eire and Australia before returning to Liverpool University as a lecturer in equine studies. Robert has postgraduate qualifications in equine practice and equine orthopaedics and was awarded the Diploma of Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for his thesis Radiological measurements involved in the prognosis of equine laminitis. He is the author of Explaining Laminitis and its Prevention which has sold over 12,000 copies and is regarded as the horse owner's bible on laminitis. In 1998 he founded the Laminitis Trust as a registered charity whose purpose is to raise funds for research into laminitis. The Trust has established a feed approval mark to help horse owners identify feeds which are safe for the laminitic. He established the Laminitis Clinic, the UK's only specialist treatment and advice centre for equine laminitis. His TB horse Sam, is a lively ride and keeps Robert on his toes, or sometimes his backside!
Sue Emery has worked for Robert since the Laminitis Clinic was established in 1988. She has nursed all the horses and ponies which have been treated at the Clinic and is in a unique position to offer advice on the subject. As Equi Life evolved she has developed into a multi-talented right hand person who is responsible for the smooth running of the offices and the Clinic.
Rachel Badger also has experience in horse management and rides regularly. She graduated from Harper Adams University College in Equine Business Management and Marketing, where her review project was The diagnosis and treatment of laminitis in the equine. Rachel works with the horses and helps run the office and the Clinic helpline. She is the friendly voice you will most likely hear when you first ring Equi Life.