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Best practice worm control advice following discontinuation of “Equitape” horse wormer in October 2018

From October 2018 the wormer brand, Equitape®, commonly used to treat tapeworm infection will be discontinued from sale in the UK. This wormer is the only licenced product for horses containing praziquantel as a single active ingredient. Going forward it will only be available in ‘combination wormers’ also containing either ivermectin or moxidectin, the drugs most commonly used to treat small and large redworm (strongyles). Equitape’s removal from the portfolio of veterinary medicines available to target specific worm infection presents a challenge to prescribers and horse owners alike.

Get in on the act at BEVA Congress

BEVA is inviting delegates to get in on the act at this year’s Congress 12-15 September 2018, with a series of role play sessions to help them get to grips with managing some of the notoriously difficult situations encountered in equine practice.

EVJ celebrates 50 years

2018 marks The Equine Veterinary Journal’s (EVJ) 50th year. To celebrate, the influential flagship journal for the British Equine Veterinary Association has published a series of special review articles in six priority areas. These document the scientific progress that has been made in equine veterinary science over the past half century. Guest-edited by Leo Jeffcott, Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, Australia, the series covers mare reproductive performance, laryngeal neuropathy, anaesthesia, colic surgery, osteochondrosis and in vitro embryo production. 

Raymond Hopes BVMS MRCVS – 1930-2018

We were much saddened to learn of the death of Raymond Hopes on 15th June.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Compulsory microchipping to improve horse welfare

A new law requiring horses to be microchipped has been introduced today to prevent abuse and improve welfare.

The Royal Treatment: Life in a racing yard

As the country gears up for Royal Ascot, a newly released film by British racing's "The Horse Comes First campaign" goes behind the scenes of a top yard.

Animal Health Trust Vet champions ridden horse welfare with new video series

One of the UK’s most eminent equine orthopaedic specialists, Dr Sue Dyson, is playing a leading role in a series of new educational videos aimed at helping riders, owners, trainers and vets to recognise musculoskeletal pain and subtle lameness sooner. Dr Dyson, who is Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, UK, believes that the videos are a valuable learning tool to help improve the welfare and performance of the ridden horse.

Racing Authority agreed by the sport’s leaders

British Horseracing Authority, Horsemen’s Group and Racecourse Association agree structure of new body and announce Board members

BEVA Congress introduces crèche facilities

For the first time BEVA Congress will be providing crèche facilities for working Mums and Dads needing childcare for their children. It makes Europe’s biggest equine veterinary conference even more accessible to every horse vet.

Statement on behalf of British Racing regarding Government's review of gambling

The Government has published its gambling review which includes the headline announcement that the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) maxiumum stake will be cut from £100 to £2. 
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