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Horse Health Survey trends reflect current equine research

Results from the 2017 National Equine Health Survey (NEHS), conducted by Blue Cross in conjunction with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), show that more than a third of horses surveyed this year had one or more health problems. While the top disease trends of lameness and skin disease remain consistent with previous years, one of the most significant findings is that the results reflect current equine veterinary research; a quarter (26%) of horses with back problems were also showing signs of lameness, which ties in with recent studies conducted at the Animal Health Trust.

Riding now covered under PG Mutual Plans

Good news - PG Mutual, who provide BEVA members with discounted income protection, now include horse riding activities* in their cover! The cover is automatically included for those BEVA members who already have an Income Protection Plus plan with PG Mutual and will be part of the plan for new joiners.

RCVS calling for nominations for two new awards that celebrate vets and VNs

The RCVS are calling for nominations for two new awards that celebrate vets and VNs who are making a tangible impact on the profession and inspiring others with their example.

MumsVet Shortlisted for workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards 2017

Twenty-six of the most progressive employers and their representatives have been shortlisted for this year’s Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards including BEVA's MumsVet.

Joint SPVS/MMI news: Vet Wellbeing Awards launched by SPVS and the Mind Matters Initiative

The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) are building on the success of last year’s SPVS Wellbeing Awards to launch the new Vet Wellbeing Awards. 

IFHA Notice - Cobalt

IFHA Advisory Council on Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices: Cobalt, additional information

Horsemeat scandal: Two businessmen jailed for conspiracy

Two businessmen have been jailed for their part in a £200,000 conspiracy to pass off horsemeat as beef.

Horse Vets asked to break law and risk UK equine disease status

BEVA has expressed outrage that its members are being regularly asked to break the law by inseminating imported equine semen that doesn’t have an accompanying health certificate.

EIA Confirmed in Spain and Macedonia

* UPDATE 28 JUL 17*  Defra/APHA Have this morning issued an updated outbreak assessment (available here)

The OIE have confirmed Equine Infectious Anaemia in both Spain (2 animals) and FYR Macedonia (3 clinical cases reported with one dying and 5 others destroyed among a total of 10). There are no details confirming the breed/type/use of animals and whether there are clear links to other recent cases in other European countries. BEVA will update its Members when further information is available. 

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2017

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2017 
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