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British Racing to come together to showcase equine welfare on national Horse Comes First raceday

British Racing is all set to promote the sport’s high standards of equine welfare on Tuesday 23 August through The Horse Comes First’s annual national raceday. 

Trust Volunteer Returns From Successful Trip To Cambodia

BEVA Trust volunteer Marta Ferrari recently spent five days in Cambodia, assisting World Horse Welfare with an Equine Welfare Workshop aimed at assisting the Cambodia Pony Welfare Organisation to deliver advise to village vets working in rural areas. Below is a report from Marta on her trip: 

Equine Athletes have World-class Veterinary Care on Tap in Deodoro

The world’s best equine athletes at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro are now poised to help their human companions win medals for eventing, dressage and showjumping, and as they focus on the prize they have access to a hi-tech veterinary facility like no other.

American Corporatisation

Zayat Stables, which campaigned 2015 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah and won Eclipse Awards as outstanding owner and breeder of the year, has engaged an investment banker to raise up to $300 million to expand its bloodstock holdings and launch a new veterinary services company in North America.

New RCVS Ethics Review Panel now accepting clinical research proposals

Research proposals are now being accepted by an Ethics Review Panel set up by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for a one-year trial in order to conduct ethical review for practice-based clinical research. 

Nominations Open For SPVS Practice Wellbeing Award 2016

Do you know a practice who goes beyond the norm to ensure the wellbeing of their staff? Then why not make sure they are nominated for this year's SPVS Wellbeing Award?  SPVS, who are holding the award in partnership with the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative, have provided an example of an nomination, but are also hoping the 750 word limit includes client and/or staff quotes, as well as photos.  Branches or whole practices can be nominated and there are three different categories depending on the number of practice staff. The closing date is the 31st October and entries can be made here. Prizes include passes to the SPVS/VPMA Congress 2017, together with banquet tickets and accommodation at the five star Celtic Manor resort where the winner will be announced.  Example Nomination  At our practice we fully understand our duty to our employees with regards to all aspects of mental health. We have systems in place to safeguard the wellbeing of each staff member.  Evidence of our commitm ...

BEVA Member Tufnell Makes Maiden RCVS President Speech

In his maiden speech as the new President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for 2016 – 2017, BEVA Member Dr Chris Tufnell called upon veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to be proud of themselves as people who are committed to the welfare of animals in their care and to not be so hard on themselves. 

New HBLB App helps keep horses safe from infection

Horse trainers, owners and breeders now have reliable advice on equine disease control at their fingertips thanks to a new, free App launched by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). EquiBioSafe covers all the key elements of contagious disease prevention and control based on the important Codes of Practice for breeders and trainers. It was launched at last week’s Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Seminar at Haydock Racecourse

Pirbright scientists lead the way in developing an effective vaccine against deadly horse virus

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute are confident they have identified a safe and effective vaccination strategy for African horse sickness virus (AHSV) – the battle is now to build a business case persuasive enough to encourage a manufacturer to develop it and finally bring it to market.

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report

The latest Defra/AHT/BEVA equine quarterly disease surveillance report is now available. The report covering the period January to March 2016 has been uploaded onto the AHT website.