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Joint SPVS/MMI news: Vet Wellbeing Awards launched by SPVS and the Mind Matters Initiative

The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) are building on the success of last year’s SPVS Wellbeing Awards to launch the new Vet Wellbeing Awards. 

IFHA Notice - Cobalt

IFHA Advisory Council on Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices: Cobalt, additional information

Horsemeat scandal: Two businessmen jailed for conspiracy

Two businessmen have been jailed for their part in a £200,000 conspiracy to pass off horsemeat as beef.

Horse Vets asked to break law and risk UK equine disease status

BEVA has expressed outrage that its members are being regularly asked to break the law by inseminating imported equine semen that doesn’t have an accompanying health certificate.

EIA Confirmed in Spain and Macedonia

* UPDATE 28 JUL 17*  Defra/APHA Have this morning issued an updated outbreak assessment (available here)

The OIE have confirmed Equine Infectious Anaemia in both Spain (2 animals) and FYR Macedonia (3 clinical cases reported with one dying and 5 others destroyed among a total of 10). There are no details confirming the breed/type/use of animals and whether there are clear links to other recent cases in other European countries. BEVA will update its Members when further information is available. 

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2017

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2017 

Ethics Review Panel trial expanded to cover practice based equine research

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has decided to extend its Ethics Review Panel for a further year with an expanded remit to consider a greater diversity of applications.

Keele University unveils plans to create multi-million pound veterinary school

North Staffordshire is set to get a multi-million pound veterinary school to help train hundreds of future vets and fill critical shortages in the industry.

65 People Arrested for Organised Crime in Regards to Horse Meat

The Spanish Guardia Civil, in coordination with Europol, has dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption. The operation was carried out in coordination with Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In Spain, 65 people were arrested and charged with crimes such as animal abuse, document forgery, perverting the course of justice, crimes against public health, money laundering and being part of a criminal organisation.

College warns profession not to employ bogus vet

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has issued a warning to veterinary practices not to employ a bogus vet who steals the identity of legitimately registered members in order to practise fraudulently.