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Herpes Breakout on Herts/Beds Border

Four horses have now been put down in an outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV). 2 more have shown signs of the disease, and are "undergoing supportive care" in a vet hospital's isolation unit, while another 2 have shown respiratory signs but appear to be recovering. Vets believe the disease is currently contained within one livery yard, on the border of north Hertfordshire and south Bedfordshire.

Defra introduces new deputy chief veterinary officer

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has welcomed its new deputy chief veterinary officer (DVCO) for the UK. 

The 12th International Equine Colic Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

The 12th International Equine Colic Research Symposium will be hosted by AAEP Foundation and will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on July 18-20, 2017 immediately following the AAEP Focus on Colic and Focus on Dentistry meetings, July 16-18, 2017. The deadline for submission of abstracts for the meeting is February 8, 2017 5:00 PM EST. The meeting format and guidelines for abstracts are listed below. Registration for both meetings will be open to all, with full details available at in February, 2017.

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Launches Revolutionary Robotics-Controlled Equine Imaging System

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center has completed installation of a revolutionary robotics-controlled imaging system for use in the standing and moving horse, and in May will start exploring limited diagnostic imaging on patients. 

Research sheds new light on Equine Grass Sickness

New research on equine grass sickness (EGS), published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) this month. 

Big supermarkets allowed to regulate their own food safety just 4 years after horsemeat scandal

Fears are mounting that the next horse meat scandal is just around the corner, as big supermarkets may soon be allowed to avoid inspections from Government officers.

Remember HWSD when Vetting Connemaras

Issues have arisen during PPE where Hoof Wall Separation Disease of Connemara ponies has not been identified. 

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 . 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.