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The 14th International Equine Colic Symposium

10 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024

The 14th International Equine Colic Symposium

A unique opportunity for international equine clinicians and gastroenterology experts to share the latest research and scientific advances on the treatment and prevention of colic related diseases.

Course dates

10 Jul 2024 09:00 - 12 Jul 2024 17:00

Surgeons Quarter, Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW

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

About the event

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
  • Treatment
  • Parasitology
  • Gastric ulceration
  • Endotoxamia
  • Pharmacology of intestinal motility
  • Complications: post-operative ileus, laminitis, adhesions etc.Parasitology
  • Epidemiology
  • Physiology of digestion
  • Intestinal microbiome
  • Metabolomics
  • Outcome 4

  • 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.

    Travel Grants

    There are two travel grants available to Colic Symposium delegates to apply for. You can apply for the grants using the links below.

  • VECCS Travel Grant - The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are kindly offering 2x £500 travel grants to assist with attendance at the symposium. The application deadline is 14 June 2024. Click here to apply.
  • ACVECC Travel Grant - The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care are kindly offering a £250 travel grant. The application deadline is 14 June 2024. Click here to apply.

  • Event sponsors

    Agria Pet Insurance     American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)     HBLB     VECCS     Vetoflex     World Horse Welfare

    Event exhibitors

    BOVA    British Horse Society     Dodson & Horrell     Vetoflex

    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

    Terms and conditions

    By registering for this course you agree to the following terms and conditions:

    • All payments must be made in pound sterling. Your place on the course is not guaranteed until full payment has been made.
    • Booked places can be transferred to another person free of charge if requested two weeks before the start of the course. If the transferee is not a BEVA member, they will be liable for the difference between the member and non-member rate. If a transfer is requested less than two weeks prior to the start date a 10% administration charge will apply.
    • A full refund will be made, less a 10% administration charge, if cancellation is more than six weeks before the start of the course.
    • A refund cannot be guaranteed if cancellation is less than six weeks before the start of the course. A full refund will be made if we are able to resell the place, less a 20% administration charge.
    • In the unlikely event that we are required to cancel or postpone the course you can opt to receive a full refund or receive a CPD credit. The CPD credit is valid for one year from the date of issue and can be used on any BEVA CPD event.
    • You must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance to attend BEVA courses.
    • You must bring appropriate safety wear (for example coveralls, hard hats and boots) to courses that involve practical sessions. When relevant an equipment list will be provided to you via your course page.
    • Unless you actively specify otherwise, we may share your contact details with course organisers and sponsors.
    • At the point of booking you self-certify that you are suitably qualified to attend the course and qualified to undertake the procedures being taught. If you are in training for such a qualification BEVA must be made aware of your training status at the time of booking.
    • Photography and videography may take place during the event. All photographs may be used for marketing purposes by BEVA. Please inform the course organiser if you do not wish to be included in photography. All images become the property of BEVA.
    • Whilst the course programme is correct at time of print, BEVA reserves the right to change details of the event without notice. All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as publicised however alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.
    • Where there is an online aspect to the course you will receive 12 months access to the course materials. Recordings of live aspects of the course will be made available as soon as possible after the live date.
    • You are required to be a BEVA member at the time of the event to be eligible for a BEVA member price. If you do not have a current membership at the time of the event you will be charged the difference between the member and non-member rates.



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