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From the monthly archives: May 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'May 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Radio Four Discusses Veterinary Wellbeing

Claudia Hammond hears from vet Richard Hillman and meets Rosie Allister, who's based at Edinburgh University researching the wellbeing of vets, and is the Chair of Vetlife Helpline in All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4.

BEVA Receives Award for Antibiotic Stewardship

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) received a highly commended award at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards for their contribution to antibiotic stewardship. It was the only organisation from the veterinary profession to be shortlisted.


The Coming Storm? Horse Genetics and You

Below is an article from BEVA Council Member Ben Sturgeon on equine genetics. Please note this article was written for the BEVA Blog and does not reflect the views of the association. 

Genetic Test Determines Guineas Winners' Derby Entry

Impressive 2,000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold will not step up in trip to tackle the English Derby, after trainer Hugo Palmer revealed a genetic test suggested the colt has a less than one per cent chance of the extra half mile proving his optimum trip.

College seeks new Professional Development Phase Dean

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is currently looking to recruit a new Professional Development Phase (PDP) Dean to help newly-qualified veterinary graduates transition from student to working life.

Welfare Study Calls for New Noseband Rules

The Guardian's Nicola Davis has reported on research from Australia which indicates that horses’ heart rates were raised and they struggled to chew when nosebands were fitted too tightly around the animals’ heads.

Lords Call for Racing to Continue Veterinary Funding Through an Independent Body

Last night (20th April 2016) the House of Lords asked the Government what progress had been made towards the introduction of the Horserace Betting Right. The current Levy system, which was introduced in 1961, will be replaced in April 2017 by the new scheme. Horserace Betting Right aims to close a loophole which has allowed some betting operators to avoid making any contribution to horseracing by increasing their presence offshore. The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) currently funds veterinary research and advancement. At the House of Lords last night Lord Trees spoke on the importance to racing of veterinary research and concluded with two calls:

New Fellowship scheme launched and accepting applications

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has launched its new Fellowship scheme and is now accepting applications from veterinary surgeons who have made a meritorious contribution to their particular field.

BEVA Trust vet volunteers reach 100th castration for healthcare project

BEVA Trust veterinary volunteers have now performed their 100th equine castration and healthcare check for horses deemed to be ‘at risk’. They volunteered their time and expertise for a series of charitable equine healthcare and castration clinics organised by the BHS, the latest of which was held in Northampton last week.

New research projects and scholarships starting in 2016

The HBLB’s Veterinary Advisory Committee (VAC) will again be managing new veterinary scientific research investment on behalf of the Racing Foundation, the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) and the British European Breeders Fund (BEBF).  In addition to the funding allocation approved by HBLB of £1.55m (2015: £1.8m), £133,500 has been made available by the Foundation, while the TBA and BEBF have chosen to support two of the new Post Doctoral Fellowships with £352,000 and £60,000 respectively over three years.   In addition, both the TBA and ROA contribute towards the Equine Infectious Disease Service.
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