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France Galop makes EHV Vaccination Mandatory

France Galop has amended its Rules of Racing to make vaccination against Equine Herpes Virus mandatory for all Thoroughbreds in training and racing in France. 

The BHA will not be advocating mandatory vaccination against Equine Herpes Virus for racehorses in Great Britain, however, all British racehorses that are intended to run in France must be vaccinated in accordance with the France Galop Rules of Racing.  

This Rule has not yet been published in the France Galop Rules of Racing. The requirements of the Rule will be made effective 3 months after publication. 

The BHA Notice can be read here

European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines

Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) in a ‘Brexit negotiation plea’ issued ahead of the next round of negotiations in Brussels this week.

RCVS news: RCVS appoints Lizzie Lockett as new CEO

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lizzie Lockett as its new Chief Executive Officer.

RCVS news: College releases new position statement on complementary and alternative medicines

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council yesterday (Thursday 2 November 2017) approved a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathy.

Anthony Stirk receives outstanding veterinary achievement award

The British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) Senior Veterinary Adviser Anthony Stirk received an award for outstanding veterinary achievement at the 29th Animal Health Trust (AHT) UK Equestrian Awards Dinner at the Marriott Grosvenor Square on Tuesday night.

Professions overwhelmingly support expanded role for veterinary nurses

Both veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons overwhelmingly support that veterinary nurses should be able to undertake additional areas of work that are not currently permitted under Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.

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.