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The 14th International Equine Colic Symposium

10 Jul 2024
09:00 - 17:00

Surgeons Quarter,

If you are travelling from the USA or would like an invoice for your registration please complete our booking form.

About the International Equine Colic Symposium

The Symposium has become an important triennial meeting for equine vets and researchers over the past 30 years. Returning for it's 14th time, the 2024 meeting will be held over two and a half days, with 12 minute oral presentations followed by three minutes for questions and discussions.

Topic areas will include but are not limited to:

Surgical techniques



Gastric ulceration


Pharmacology of intestinal motility

Complications: post-operative ileus, laminitis, adhesions etc.Parasitology


Physiology of digestion

Intestinal microbiome


As well as the presentations and discussions, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other equine vets, researchers and professionals.

Included in your ticket will be a drinks reception and lunches on two of the days, along with an evening buffet and Ceilidh on one of the evenings. A great chance to not only enhance your knowledge on a range of topics, but have a great time too!


Edinburgh is a popular destination and we'd recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible as options are limited.

We've partnered with MICE concierge to offer exclusive rates for nearby hotels, find your accommodation here.

You can also browse and book University of Edinburgh accommodation options here. University of Edinburgh are also offering a discount code for delegates to use to book accommodation. You will receive this discount code with your course booking confirmation.

Ticket prices

Standard registration: £475

Concessionary* registration: £235

The ticket price includes a drinks reception on both 10th & 11th, an evening buffet and Ceilidh on 11th and lunch on 11th & 12th.

*Concessionary registration is available to veterinary medicine students and residents. Please send proof of your concessionary eligibility to

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  • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge. If the transferee is not a BEVA member they will be liable for the difference between the member and non-member rate.
  • All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance. 
  • Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
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  • All delegates self-certify that they are a qualified veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. Where the delegate is in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of their training status at the time of booking.

By registering for this event, you accept the above terms and conditions.




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