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Veterinary Client Mediation Service Launches

On 1 October 2016, the Veterinary Client Mediation Service launches, providing an independent mediation service for animal owners and veterinary practices across the UK. The service is a 9 month trial, and allows animal owners and practices to contact the VCMS directly. 

New podcast discusses science of prediction to prevent racehorse injuries

If injuries in racehorses can be predicted there is a far greater chance they can be prevented suggests the latest podcast in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) collection http://apple.co/1KnWqX7 . In the 45 minute orthopaedic-themed broadcast Dr Tim Parkin discusses the advantages of early MRI detection of bone changes, which occur prior to catastrophic limb fracture and Dr Sarah Plevin talks about the possible relationship between sesamoiditis, subclinical suspensory ligament branch change and suspensory ligament branch injury in yearling Thoroughbreds.

BEVA Members Become RCVS Fellows

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has welcomed 44 veterinary surgeons as new RCVS Fellows, the highest level of membership of the College - after they successfully applied under the new Fellowship initiative earlier this year.

Overweight riders make life heavy going for ponies

They conjure up a world of plump girls urging their equally plump ponies over the jumps at their local gymkhana.

But it now appears that life is increasingly imitating the much-loved cartoons of Norman Thelwell.

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report - 2Q 2016

We would like to notify you of the availability of the latest Defra/AHT/BEVA equine quarterly disease surveillance report. 

A third of horses recorded with health problems are lame reveals horse survey

During this year’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) 38% of horses were recorded as suffering from health problems and of these a third (32.9%) were categorised as lame. Consistent with previous surveys lameness was shown to be more likely to be caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis in the limb rather than problems in the foot.

BEVA Announces New Junior Vice President

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has elected Renate Weller, Professor of Comparative Imaging and Biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, as Junior Vice President of the Association. Three new BEVA Council members have also been elected. The new appointments were announced at the BEVA’s Annual General Meeting, held at BEVA Congress earlier this month. 

Can horses communicate with us?

Horses have joined a select group of animals that can communicate by pointing at symbols.

Horses rescued from drowning in Knott End, Lancashire

Two horses have been saved from drowning in rising tides near Fleetwood, Lancashire.


The horses got stuck in mud as they were being ridden on a beach by the slipway near Quail Holme Road, Knott End at about 10:30 BST on Sunday.

BEVA Trust projects inspire vets to volunteer

BEVA Trust’s new focus on voluntary projects has inspired more than 45 BEVA members to get stuck in to some challenging healthcare and education initiatives both at home and abroad this year.