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For Equine Vets Everywhere

POSTPONED/CANCELLED: Shooting From the Hip: Quick Fire Updates for Vets on the Front Line

04 Jun 2020 09:00 - 17:00

Double Tree by Hilton (Thame),

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to run our normal CPD programme until July at the earliest. This means Shooting from the Hip: Quick Fire Updates for Vets on the Front Line will not take place on the 4 June 2020.

All affected delegates, speakers and sponsors have been notified with more information and the next steps. We will continue to keep delegates fully informed in the coming days and let you know how to claim a refund. Please bear with us whilst we work through the necessary steps.

During the outbreak we will be doing what we can to support our members and would welcome your thoughts on how best we could help you.

people iconWho is the course for?

The course is designed for experienced vets looking for a round-up of updates relating to orthopaedics, reproduction, medicine and imaging. The course is primarily designed for first opinion, ambulatory vets however it will also be of interest to those working in more specialist areas.

book iconAbout the Course

A completely different style of CPD and a day that promises to leave your head fizzing with new facts and ideas.

In a TED style format, our speakers will have just 10 minutes to present on topical and controversial areas with a good amount of time for discussion and challenge following each talk.

The subject matter for the day remains to be finalised as the focus will be on the latest information, but here is just a taster of some of the things you can expect to be up for discussion...


  • Stem cells in osteoarthritis – miracle treatment or fad?
  • Is my phone more useful than my vet for lameness assessment?
  • Biologics for tendon and ligament disease
  • Does every sport horse have sacroiliac disease?
  • Should we cut the interspinous ligaments on every horse with kissing spines?


  • Stallion health screening; what is needed and when.
  • Receiving chilled semen; what makes a sample adequate?
  • Semen health certification; where do we stand?
  • Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA); what you need to know.
  • FormuFertility rates; what do we need to know?
  • R.equi: is treatment necessary?
  • Limb deformities in foals,
  • Artificial breeding and "off-label consent"; how far do we go?


  • Headshaking - have we gone full circle?
  • Influenza vaccination recommendations
  • Dietary recommendations for obesity
  • Pharmaceutical treatments for EMS
  • Blood and saliva tests for the diagnosis of parasites.
  • Should we be treating horses with PPID?
  • Latest research in treating gastric disease

Imaging and others

  • Stewardship of antimicrobials and anthelmintics
  • Approach medical investigations in a logical manner.
  • Advanced imaging options for cervical disease: is it worth it?
  • Is nuclear scintigraphy just a waste of money?.
  • How can I make sense of scanning a digital flexor tendon sheath?
  • Infundibular caries - which cases should we be filling?
  • Electrochemotherapy for treatment of sarcoids

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

BEVA's CPD program will continue as usual until further notice. We are asking all delegates to follow our guidelines when attending meetings in person. Read the guidelines here.

organiser iconCourse Organiser

  • David Rendle BVSc MVM CertEM(IntMed) DipECEIM FRCVS

speaker iconCourse Speakers

  • Emily Haggett BVSc DipACVIM, MRCVS, Rossdales Equine Hospital
  • James Crabtree BVM&S CertEM(StudMed) MRCVS, Equine Reproductive Services
  • Bruce Bladon BVM&S Cert EP DESTS Dipl ECVS FRCVS, Donnington Grove
  • Andy Fiske Jackson BVSc MVetMed FHEA Dipl.ECVS MRCVS, Royal Veterinary College
  • Will Barker BVSc MVetMed Dipl.ECVS MRCVS, Newmarket Equine Hospital
  • David Rendle BVSc MVM CertEM(IntMed) DipECEIM FRCVS

price iconCourse Fees

  • BEVA members £255
  • Non members £510

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Note: only online payments are accepted when booking via the website. If you do not wish to pay online please contact the office on 01638 723555

Terms & Conditions
  • Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: A refund will be made less a 10% administrative charge.
  • Cancellation less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the course: No refunds can be guaranteed, but if BEVA can resell the place a refund will be made less a 20% administrative charge.
  • Transfer of Delegate: Booked places can be transferred to another person. If the transferee is not a BEVA Member he/she will be liable for the difference between the Member and Non-Member delegate rates.
  • Insurance: All delegates must have appropriate liability and professional indemnity insurance.
  • Safety: Delegates must bring appropriate safety wear (coveralls, hard hats, boots etc) to courses involving practical sessions.
  • Data Protection: I understand that BEVA may pass my details to the organisers or sponsors of the courses unless I have specified otherwise.
  • Compliance: I am a qualified to undertake the procedures being taught, or I am in training for such a qualification, in which case I will make the organisers aware of my status.

By registering for this event, I confirm that I accept the above terms and conditions.