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Industry and Government Work Together to Implement New Protocol for Control of Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) in Great Britain

New procedures now in place to safeguard equine population from future outbreaks.

PG Mutual has launched three new enhancements as part of their Income Protection Plus plan with a focus on health & wellbeing

PG Mutual, the not-for-profit, friendly society that we are partnered with to offer our members Income Protection Plus at a special rate, have just released three new (and currently free!) enhancements!

Pedal with the President in Yorkshire for Charity

The President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Jon Pycock will be donning his cycling lycra for charity on Sunday 3 June 2018. He will be hosting the first ever BEVA President’s Challenge Cycle Sportive and is inviting cyclists of all abilities to join him to help raise important funds for the BEVA Trust and Vetlife.

BHA confirms scope of review into welfare at Cheltenham racecourse

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed the scope of the review of welfare at Cheltenham racecourse and the Cheltenham Festival.

RCVS refines its guidance on communication and informed consent

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has updated its supporting guidance for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on informed consent, with more advice on discussing informed consent with clients and who is responsible for seeking consent.

Participant Notice - Changes to the Rules of Racing

Participant Notice - Changes to the Rules of Racing

Vets with horsepower are asking for your help

The Vets with Horsepower team have just restarted their bikes after the winter and are kicking into gear again. This year, they will raise money for three charities that do fantastic work and they need everyone’s help to achieve their goals. 

International Reach for National Equine Forum

Thanks to new live streaming and the power of social media the National Equine Forum has become a global phenomenon. The annual event, held in London on 8 March 2018, saw politicians, vets and equestrian business leaders share knowledge and encourage debate not just with the packed auditorium but also with audiences in Europe, Norway, the USA and Australia. 

RCVS news: College announces recipients of 2018 RCVS honours

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced the recipients of this year’s RCVS honours, including those who will be receiving the new Impact and Inspiration Awards.

Landmark pilot study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance

Results of a new pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance, presented at the National Equine Forum on 8 March 2018, show that high rider: horse bodyweight ratios can induce temporary lameness and discomfort. In simple terms, if the rider is excessively heavy for the horse in question it can have a negative impact on the performance of the horse. Ultimately the study should help with the development of guidelines to help all riders assess if they are the right weight for the horse or pony they intend to ride, to enhance both equine welfare and rider comfort and enjoyment.