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From the monthly archives: August 2011

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'August 2011'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Greece: WNV in Horses Acts as Early Warning for Human Infection

WNV Report

Bone Spavin Survey

Survey on diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of distal tarsal joint osteoarthritis

Further Hendra Cases in New South Wales, Australia

Reports of Further Hendra Virus Cases in NSW

The Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equini Annual Congress Call for Abstracts

The Societa Italiana Veterinari per Equini Annual Congress Call for Abstracts

The RCVS call for Honours and Awards Nomination

RCVS Awards/Nominations

Firing or Thermocautery of Horses


Recently BEVA has been in correspondence with both the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Veterinary Association in order to update our membership on the legality of firing of horses under the recent Animal Welfare Act (AWA).


Whilst the firing of horses itself is not illegal nor directly against the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct , the procedure could be open to challenge under the AWA and a vet would have to defend his/her actions in court. Until such a test case happens, it continues to be a matter for attending clinicians to decide on the most appropriate therapy for their patients, in consultation with the owner.


There is no controlled scientific evidence to support the use of tendon firing and BEVA advises its members to be aware of the ethical considerations and potential legal challenge before firing a horse.


BEVA Council

FEI marks 250 years of the Veterinary Profession at WEVA Congress 2011

  The FEI will be running a special session during the 2011 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Conference in Hyderabad, India on 2 November 2011 to mark World Veterinary Year.2011 has been designated World Veterinary Year to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first veterinary school in Lyons (FRA) and the birth of the modern veterinary profession.The FEI session at the WEVA Conference will highlight the past and current contribution of the veterinary profession to equestrian sport with lectures by eminent speakers in a variety of clinical disciplines."FEI regulated competitions are the pinnacle of international equestrian sport," WEVA President Dr Tim Greet (UK) said."We are delighted that the FEI has chosen the 2011 WEVA Conference to celebrate the very long partnership between equestrian sport and veterinary surgeons. The entire WEVA Conference promises to be a very exciting event, and offers our delegates a great opportunity to visit India as well."FEI First Vice President and Veterinary Commit ...