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Watch the livestream and have your say at NEF 2020

Tickets have now sold out for the National Equine Forum, 5 March 2020 but you can still enjoy the event. In addition to it being live streamed, remote...

Five-year RCVS Strategic Plan approved by RCVS Council

A new five-year Strategic Plan for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), that revolves around four key ambitions and sets a blueprint for how...

University of Surrey veterinary degree receives official accreditation

A Recognition Order for the University of Surrey’s veterinary degree has been approved by Privy Council meaning that, from late next month, the degree...

RCVS launches new 1CPD learning and development platform

Yesterday, 27 January 2020, marked the launch of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) new learning and development platform 1CPD.   1CP...

RCVS Council endorses reforms to veterinary education and support for graduates

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved the direction of travel for a number of reforms aiming to update and improve the education...

The Realities of the Australian Wildfires - EVA President Elect Holly Lewis shares her experiences

On a personal note on December the 20th December, 2019 a large scale fire tore rapidly through the Adelaide Hills and took my sisters's farm at Woodside...

Privy council agrees to rise to RCVS fees

The Privy Council has approved a rise to the current annual renewal fees charged by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) of £24 for those practising...

BEVA Trust volunteers make a difference to working animals in the Gambia

In December Joana Bourbon, Jessica May and Paul Martynski spent two weeks in the Gambia and Paul Martynski shares his experience of working at The Gambia...

Chris House - 11 November 2019

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Chris House BVetMed MRCVS, on the 11th November 2019, aged 65.   Chris was brought up in South...

Bob Ordidge - 22 December 2019

It is with great sadness that we announced the passing of Bob Ordidge on 22nd December aged 74. A pioneer and true legend in the equine veterinary field...

Can you give a rescue horse a Happy New Year? Asks the Blue Cross

National pet charity Blue Cross is hoping 2020 will be a Happy New Year for 12 deserving horses in its care. The group came from a private home where circumstances...

Pain relief: EVJ publishes BEVA primary care clinical guidelines on analgesia

Pain has a significant impact on animal welfare and analgesia is considered to be imperative in helping to alleviate it. In the first of a series of guidelines...

Upcoming Mind Matters webinars will look at work recovery, perfectionism and mentoring

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has organised and sponsored a number of upcoming webinars, including as part...

Project launches new webinar series focused on the value of veterinary nursing

The VN Futures project will be holding a series of three webinars this year addressing issues around recognising the value of veterinary nurses’ work,...

BSAVA and BEVA donate £7,000 to support Australian wildfire veterinary care

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the British Equine Veterinary Association have made a donation of £7,000 to the Australian Veterinary...

RCVS news: City & Guilds to cease offering veterinary nursing qualifications

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has been disappointed to learn of City & Guilds’ decision to withdraw veterinary nursing from its portfolio...

BEVA launches colour-code scheme to tackle equine obesity

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of...

Charities combine expertise to help horse owners cut costs not care

Member charities of the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) have collaborated to produce two practical guides; one to help horse owners find ways to...

BHA notice: injectable omeprazole

In August 2019 the BHA published a notice regarding samples of injectable Omeprazole 100mg/ml (Bova UK), which had been found to contain low levels of...

UK’s most comprehensive online resource gives access to latest Strangles cases at the click of a button

Animal Health Trust launches interactive website detailing up to date information on diagnoses of the disease across the UK. Horse owners, vets and paraprofessionals...

Animal welfare charity appoints four leading UK vets and scientists as trustees including former BEVA President

Four of the UK’s leading veterinary surgeons and animal welfare scientists have been appointed to the board of trustees of the Animal Welfare Foundation...

EHV-1 Confirmed Cases in Hampshire, England

Two horses have been put down after contracting Equine Herpes at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre in Stubbington, Hampshire. Read more from the AHT.

Digest from the best at 13th International Equine Colic Research Symposium

The 13th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, to be held on 15-17 July 2020 in Edinburgh, presents a unique opportunity for equine vets to absorb...

Veterinary medicines update

New marketing authorisations Marketing Authorisations issued/published in November 2019 ...

RCVS news: Vets amongst the most trusted professionals, according to RCVS-commissioned survey

A survey commissioned by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and conducted amongst 2,000 members of the public has found that veterinary surgeons...

RCVS news: RCVS publishes new resources for the profession ahead of CPD policy changes

Ahead of its new policies on continuing professional development (CPD) coming into force at the beginning of 2020, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons...

Inaugural BSAVA Summit casts cool eye over hot topics

If two heads are better than one, then it is fair to assume that the combined brainpower of dozens will add up to a formidable analytical tool. So it...

Review of the Buying and Selling Practices of Bloodstock and Racehorses

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is pleased to release its review of the buying and selling of racehorses which was completed earlier this year...

Standing on her shoulders: celebrating the centenary of women entering the veterinary profession

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is leading the profession this week in celebrating the first 100 years of women being allowed onto the veterinary...

RCVS President donates money to charities helping vulnerable animals

The President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has chosen two charities that help to treat some of the most vulnerable animals for the...

National Equine Forum to explore why human behaviour change is so important for the equine sector

The outline programme for the 28th National Equine Forum has been confirmed. This annual event will be held in London on 5th March 2020 and will cover...

Immediate Past President Renate Weller Receives WCF Honorary Fellowship

Professor Renate Weller Dr Med.Vet, PhD, MRCVS, FHEA has received the Worshipful Company of Farriers (WCF) Honorary Fellowship in recognition of her “outstanding...

BEVA Trust volunteers help to improve equine welfare in Morocco

In November 2019 the BEVA Trust supported volunteers Dr Karl Holliman BVM&S CertEP MRCVS and Jeffrey Newnham DipWCF to travel to Morocco to spend a week...

The End of Life Service udpate

Jane at the End of Life Service provides an update for BEVA members on the service that is now available.

Changes in TRACES switch-over date

Following the previous update on the use of TRACES, Defra have announced a change in the date regarding when you need to switch over to the new system...

Meet the BEVA Congress 2020 committee chair

With planning for Congress 2020 well underway, we catch up with Ceri Sherlock, Chair of the Scientific Committee, to find out more about her, the role...

A day in the life: Kassie Hill

Equine Veterinary Nurses are an essential part of maintaining high standards of veterinary care. Their role includes a variety of jobs, from assisting...

The Uses of Ultrasound

World-renowned equine musculoskeletal system anatomist, Professor Jean-Marie Denoix will once again be teaching our Orthopaedic Ultrasound course. He gives...

Avoiding PPE Pitfalls

In February we're running two brand new courses on pre-purchase exmaination (PPE) imaging, that will build confidence in practitioners performing PPE on...

New initiative to tackle equine obesity

Obesity is arguably one of the biggest problems facing equine welfare in the UK. With growing concerns from our members, BEVA Council have come up with...

Giving recent graduates a leg up into equine practice

Launched in September this year, our Leg Up programme is designed to give new and recent graduates one-to-one support from experienced equine vets. Now...

Tim Mair tells us about what BEVA have been up to recently

At BEVA Congress 2019, Tim Mair took the reins from Renate Weller. Four months on we catch up with him to find out what council have been up to, his projects...

British Horse Council issues General Election Manifesto

The British Horse Council (BHC) has issued a new manifesto as a timely reminder to parliamentary candidates of why the British horse sector matters for...

Inaugural BEVA Elite Performance Discussion Forum

"An extremely thought provoking course with copious academic material to reinforce good training practice." This was was just one of the many positive...

Changes to the Trade Control and Expert System on 14 December 2019

For those importing semen, embryos or horses, this update from Defra is to explain changes to the use of TRACES to pre-notify shipments of animals and...

Veterinary medicines update

New marketing authorisations     Marketing Authorisations issued/published in October 2019 ...

Changes in trade of animals and animal products from 14 December

As you may already be aware, from 14 December 2019, new European regulations - Smarter Rules for Safer Food (SRSF) - will be introduced. Collectively these...

Animal medicine seizure notice

The following products were seized by a VMD inspector during a routine inspection of a veterinary practice: 7 x 100 tablet packs of Sucrabest 1g...

BEVA Trust volunteers return from the annual Equine Veterinary Seminar in Kiev

Rosie Olley, Taja Vajs and Graham Duncanson travelled to Kiev, Ukraine in October to speak at the annual 3 day Equine Veterinary Seminar covering topics...

The Leg Up journey so far - through the lens of a coach

Leg Up coach Fiona Georgetti tells us about her Leg Up journey so far and what it's really like to be a coach. "When I saw the BEVA appeal for ‘Leg Up...

Major veterinary players unite in commitment to evidence-based veterinary medicine

In a first for the profession, 15 of the major UK member organisations, vet schools and policy-making bodies have today come together to affirm their commitment...

Update from the BHA on requirements for Equine Influenza

1. Introduction   Following temporary changes to the Equine Influenza vaccination requirements earlier this year, we indicated that we would be consulting...

Status of equine stem cell-based veterinary medicine in the UK

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has released an article highlighting to vets the stem cell-based veterinary medicines available in the UK for horses...

BEVA weighs in for antimicrobial resistance day

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), together with its official research publication The Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ), is providing practical...

Results of the Second FVE European Veterinary Profession Study

The results of the second FVE survey have been released. Conducted between November 2018 and March 2019 and answered by more than 14,5000 participants...

Learn how to apply new observation skills when assessing horses, with new online course

A new online educational course, produced by Dr Sue Dyson and Equitopia, is giving everyone the opportunity to learn how to listen to horses and spot the...

RCVS produces "SUPERB" checklist poster to assist vets with Schedule 3 delegation to vet nurses

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has produced a six-point checklist poster for use in the practice setting to help veterinary surgeons remember...

Latest news from Defra regarding Brexit

As you are probably aware, the UK and the European Union have now agreed an extension to the Brexit deadline until 31 January 2020. This means that the...

Sales of veterinary antibiotics halved over the past four years

New VARSS report confirms that UK sales of all veterinary antibiotics have halved over the past four years with sales of horse-only antibiotics falling...

Insights from NEF 2019 shape 2020 programme

Insights gained from this year’s National Equine Forum (NEF) have been used to shape the programme for the forthcoming event on Thursday 5 March 2020,...

27th BEVA Trust Education and Welfare Castration Clinic

Now the final clinic for 2019 has successfully taken place we can now look forward to the clinics planned for spring 2020. Two clinics took place this...

Popular online RCVS Leadership course returns next month

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) popular online leadership programme is now accepting sign-ups for the next round of the course which begins...

RCVS Council agrees to prepare time-limited supplementary guidance on export health certification in case of no-deal Brexit

The Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has agreed to an urgent request from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) to prepare...

BEVA introduces Welfare Case Toolkit for members

BEVA has developed a one-stop shop for horse vets to help them navigate welfare cases with confidence. Launched this month the practical Welfare Case ...

Landing a whopper welfare case in your locum on call bag

I was 16 years qualified, with 8 years of full-time equine work and a further 6 years of part time and locum equine work under my belt. I was doing some...

Veterinary medicines will continue to be available after Brexit: Joint statement from VMD and NOAH

All veterinary medicines authorised for use in the UK will continue to be authorised after Brexit and can remain on the market for sale and supply in their...

BEVA Award winners 2020 announced

BEVA are pleased to announce this year’s award winners, honouring outstanding contributions to the equine veterinary field. We congratulate the below for...

BEVA Trust volunteers help improve welfare of working equines in Lesotho

Volunteers Luke Edwards and Helen Braid from Leahurst Equine Practice at the University of Liverpool recently travelled to Lesotho to support World Horse...

Record attendance at BEVA Congress

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has reported the highest attendance in the past seven years at its annual Congress last month. With almost...

UK secures ‘listed status’ to protect £5bn export market

The UK has secured approval to continue exporting animals and animal products to the EU if we leave without a deal on 31 October – providing certainty...

The VMD will launch an updated online special import application form on 7 October 2019

From 7 October there will be only one type of certificate, the new Special Import Certificate (SIC), issued to veterinary surgeons wishing to import a...

RCVS news: RCVS makes changes to new CPD policy following feedback from professions

Following concerns raised by veterinary professionals regarding the RCVS’ upcoming transition to an annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirement...

Animal medicine seizure notice: Border Force, Stansted Airport

Details of seizure of veterinary medicines at Border Force, Stansted Airport, following a routine search of freight.

Joint RCVS and VCI news: UK and Ireland veterinary regulators sign historic mutual recognition agreement

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the veterinary regulators for the United Kingdom and the ...

Something in the way you move: EVJ publishes gait analysis virtual collection

Current research shows that equine gait analysis has many practical applications beyond lameness assessment, to help support and improve equine health...

Joint RCVS and University of Surrey news: University of Surrey’s veterinary degree receives formal approval from veterinary regulator

The University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine’s degree yesterday (Thursday 3 October) received approval by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons...

MMI news: Second Mind Matters Research Symposium focuses on the international evidence-base

Delegates from across the international veterinary profession attended the Second Mind Matters Research Symposium at Church House in Westminster on Tuesday...

Weight management key to laminitis control say vets at BEVA Congress

Veterinary experts at BEVA congress stressed that weight loss, diet and management changes to thwart obesity, are the best weapons in the battle to prevent...

Suspension of Veterinary Medicines containing the excipient Diethanolamine (DEA)

Further to the suspension of medicinal products for food-producing animals containing the excipient diethanolamine (DEA), supplies of authorised flunixin...

With TB sales approaching the BHA publishes update on Bisphosphonates

The BHA, in conjunction with the independent, industry represented BHA Veterinary Committee, would like to update industry stakeholders in regard to the...

BEVA welcomes three new members to its Council for 2019/2020

Following our elections earlier this month, BEVA are pleased to welcome three new members to our Council. With twenty seats, the Council oversees the direction...

Updated guidance on the movement of horses and other equines in a no deal scenario

The Government has issued updated guidance for owners of horses, ponies and other equines on the preparations they need to make in the event of a no deal...

BHA update: Equine Influenza

1. Introduction Following a decrease in the number of reported outbreaks of Equine Influenza in the United Kingdom and Europe, the BHA Veterinary Committee...

The loss of two great equine veterinary minds

Stan Cosgrove, a Past President of BEVA, has died aged 91.   Stan was an internationally respected equine vet who pioneered colic surgery and bone repair...

New President for BEVA

Tim Mair, internal medicine and equine surgery specialist at the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic and editor of EVE has been appointed as President of the...

RCVS publishes outline plan for review of ‘under care’ and 24/7 cover guidance

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is today (13 September 2019) publishing further details about its plans for a wide-ranging review of its...

BEVA Trust volunteers help 1196 UK horses

BEVA Trust volunteers are continuing to show their passion for horse welfare. They have helped to make a difference to 1196 horses in the UK over the past...

BEVA delegates congratulate Congress Exhibitors

Three outstanding exhibitors at this year’s British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (11 -14 September 2019) were given special awards for their...

BEVA introduces Coaching scheme to give graduates a Leg Up

BEVA is supporting the careers and wellbeing of new graduates with the introduction of a coaching scheme. Launched at BEVA Congress on 13 September 20...

BEVA Award winners announced

BEVA presented Awards to some of the brightest and best in equine veterinary medicine at BEVA Congress on Thursday 12 September 2019. Seven Awards were...

BEVA and AHT celebrate 15 years of disease surveillance

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is joining BEVA at Congress for a big 15th birthday party this year. The two organisations are celebrating the longevity...

BEVA unveils antimicrobial survey

BEVA has organised a survey to find out more about antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice. Launched at BEVA Congress...

Income Protection from PG Mutual for BEVA Members

Why should Equine Vets consider Income Protection? Many Equine Vets have financial commitments such as rent, mortgages and credit cards to the usual monthly...

2020 CPD Announced

BEVA’s Learning Manager Sarah Gasper tells us what the 2020 course programme has in store for us. If you could only attend one course in 2020...

Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice

This year at the annual BEVA Congress, we are launching a survey to investigate antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice...

Exporting update from Defra

Defra has updated the Export Health Certificates (EHCs) for exports to the EU on GOV.UK, along with the Notes for Guidance.

Driving in the Winter

Winter isn't a fun time to drive: the roads are wet, winds batter you from all directions and you'll inevitably get stuck in more traffic than normal....

Reproduction: an ever-evolving discipline

Jonathan Pycock, course organiser for Equine Reproduction at the Next Level, tells us about our upcoming course and the importance of continuing to develop...

Giving Vets a Leg Up

We're pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot scheme called 'Leg Up' designed to support those entering the equine veterinary profession. We catch...

BEVA Congress 2019 marks the beginning of Tim Mair's presidential term

Congress marks the end of Renate Weller's Presidency and the beginning of Tim Mair's term. Before Tim takes the reins we ask them a few questions...

You are invited to scavenge at this year’s BEVA Congress

Scavenging in the exhibition hall is bound to be at the top of most delegate agendas at this year’s BEVA Congress 11-14 September 2019 because a prize...

BOVA responds to the Omeprazole issue

As you may be aware, New South Wales (NSW) racing authority in Australia identified testosterone in a vial of BOVA’s long acting omeprazole injection in...

Blue Cross teams up with Mary King to teach young people about horse welfare

Top event rider Mary King is helping national pet charity Blue Cross to tackle horse welfare with a new education resource. Mary, who signed up to become...

BHA advises against the use of injectable Omeprazole in racehorses based on the presence of testosterone in product

Following the advice note to trainers in June 2019, the BHA can advise that analysis of a number of products which contain Omeprazole has been performed...

Surveillance of Equine Strangles - July 2019 Update

Strangles outbreaks: what’s happening in the UK? Strangles, where horses display clinical signs including pyrexia, inappetence, purulent nasal discharge...

Let's talk about Telemedicine at this year's BEVA Congress

The hot topic of telemedicine is likely to generate fervent discussion in the popular Moral Maze debate at this year’s BEVA Congress 11-14 September 2...

RCVS Statement: President Niall Connell on the Home Office confirming it has accepted the Migration Advisory Committee's proposals

“We are delighted to see that, in a written statement by the then Home Secretary Sajid Javid to the House of Commons dated 23 July, the Home Office has...

Revised and more accessible Rules of Racing now available to view online

Re-written rules which will take effect on 1 September now available to view online. Workshops available to assist participants in becoming familiar...

RCVS Knowledge Awards Return for 2020

The 2020 RCVS Knowledge Awards are now open for applications and nominations, again recognising examples of continuous quality improvement (QI) in practice...

RCVS Day: New RCVS President stresses importance of role models to inspire young vets and improve diversity in the profession

During his inaugural speech as President of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for 2019-20, Dr Niall Connell quoted US children's rights activist...

RCVS Knowledge launches roadshows programme

RCVS Knowledge is to expand its CPD offering with the introduction of quality improvement roadshows, launching in October. The roadshows programme will...

Flu Update from Richard Newton at the AHT

Richard Newton warns of increasing flu confirmations and of horse owners seemingly ignoring guidance. "Following my last update two weeks ago, the AHT...

New Equine End of Life Service Launches Nationwide

A new facility providing equine services is being rolled out nationwide, after a successful initial pilot scheme in Scotland over the last few months....

MumsVet: Top tips for school starters

With September fast approaching the MumsVet team have put together some top tips for how to prepare for your child's first year at school.

BCVSp exploring options for a Practice Standards Strand for Multidisciplinary Specialist Hospitals

The British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has approached the RCVS Practice Standards Group (PSG) to look at the feasibility of a Practice ...

BEVA Congress keeps sport horses on the road

Keeping the sport horse on the road will be the theme for the final day at this year’s BEVA Congress 11-14 September 2019. The session on Saturday 14th...

Gove delivers new bill to punish animal abusers

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a new bill to enable tougher prison sentences for the worst animal abusers which will be introduced to...

The elephant in the room: How to address the topic of obesity in horses

With equine obesity levels in the UK sky-high, discussions about weight should be one of the most common topics covered by vets, farriers, physios, nutritionists...

Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons celebrates 60 years in practice with ‘Diamond Series’ CPD events

Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons, one of the largest independent equine veterinary practices in Europe, is celebrating 60 years of service to its clients...

RCVS provide reassurance over recent Council decision to review ‘under care’ and 24/7 cover

The RCVS acknowledge and address a number of concerns that have arisen amongst the profession following RCVS Council’s discussion last week that followed...

Everything Donkey

Alex Thiemann, Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the The Donkey Sanctuary talks to us about donkeys and what to expect from our upcoming course...

Making the most of equine nurses

BEVA council’s Allied Professionals committee have made new online resources available designed to promote the role of the equine nurse and make sure practices...

What BEVA have been up to

Four months down and BEVA has been occupied with projects, politics, external events and internal activities... there’s certainly been no lack of opportunities...

RCVS Council agrees wide-ranging review of guidance on ‘under care’ and 24/7 cover

The Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) last week gave the go-ahead for a wide-ranging review of a number of key provisions of the...

In the (bike) saddle - balancing work and sport

Last weekend, three UK based equine vets represented Great Britain at the European Triathlon Union standard distance championships in the Netherlands....

Confirmed Flu cases Increase again during May

BEVA are reminding members to continue to keep an eye on the Animal Health Trust's Equiflunet for updates of confirmed cases of flu.

Migration Advisory Committee recommends adding to shortage occupation list

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its review of the shortage occupation list (SOL) today, adding veterinarians, web designers and architects...

Tattersalls July Sale 2019 - Equine Influenza (EI) Controls & Documentation

A notification of required documentation when taking horses to the forthcoming July Sale at Park Paddocks, issued by Tattersalls.

Join BEVA council and influence the direction of the association

BEVA Council nominations are now open and we would like to encourage you to consider standing if you are an Ordinary and Concessionary member.

Reiteration of Semen Certification Rules

As announced in the last BEVA eNews, Defra and the APHA have agreed to accept fresh semen imported from the EU if it is accompanied by a copy of the signed...

RCVS plans roll-out of outcomes-based CPD model

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is planning to roll out a new outcomes-based model of continuing professional development (CPD) over the...

Infectious Equine Disease - Atypical Myopathy

On 1 May 2019, the University of Liege reported 73 cases of Atypical Myopathy in Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands and UK since 1 April 201...

New Guidance on Semen Import Certification

On the back of some robust lobbying, Defra and the APHA have today agreed that they are now willing to accept electronic copies of the Intra Trade Health...

Clarification regarding equine influenza protocols for runners from non-licensed yards

As part of its ongoing communication around the new equine influenza protocols which came in place from 1 May 2019, the BHA has today clarified the requirements...

BHA proposes permanent change to flu vaccination rules

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to consult with the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and other industry stakeholders on permanent changes...

New study confirms value of Ridden-Horse-Ethogram to identify musculoskeletal pain

Horses, as flight animals, instinctively remain silent in the face of pain, but a new study, recently published in Equine Veterinary Education, shows that...

Tracey Crouch MP appointed to racing’s Horse Welfare Board

Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford and former Minister for Sport and Civil Society, has been appointed as an independent member of British racing...

Updated messaging for the Veterinary sector

17-04-2019 UPDATED EU EXIT KEY MESSAGES

BEVA Trust volunteers Rhiannon Morgan and Alison Fairburn share expertise with vets and students in Estonia

The most recent BEVA Trust project took place at The Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of the Estonian University of Life Sciences,...

The RCVS celebrates 175 years

Throughout 2019, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be celebrating its 175th Anniversary with a number of initiatives that both reflect...

Advice following EVA Outbreak

Following last week’s notification that stallions on a premises in the UK had tested positive for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA), BEVA and the Animal Health...

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2019 and 2020 Application Round

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) veterinary science and education investment programme for 2019 includes:

Registrations now open for Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium

The RCVS' Second Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium, ‘Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health’, is now open for registrations. ...

UK listed status application approved to assure animal and animal product movements in a no-deal Brexit

The UK’s listed status application has been agreed by European Union (EU) Member States after it met the animal health and biosecurity assurances required...

EVJ reports on the latest in saddle research

The equine saddle is the linchpin for horse and rider interaction and has a significant bearing on performance and welfare. As awareness and knowledge...

Equine Viral Arteritis confirmed in Dorset

The UK Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed Equine Viral Arteritis in Dorset. Published 4 April 2019 The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has today...

Together we can stamp out strangles, say equine sector leaders

Eradicating the UK’s most prevalent infectious equine disease could become a reality if more people were inspired to take action, was the message of an...

Leading education journal publishes results of horse and rider weight ratio study

The results of a pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance have been published in the world’s leading journal of equine veterinary...

BEVA Ethics & Welfare Committee Update

Lucy Grieve, Chair of the BEVA Ethics and Welfare Committee, updates us on what they are currently working on.

Join the world’s equine vets at BEVA Congress

Registration is now open and the full scientific programme is now online for BEVA Congress 11-14 September 2019, Europe’s largest equine veterinary conference...

New website showcases important role of Veterinary Specialists

Educational charity the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has launched a new website, www.yourvetspecialist.org to help inform and guide...

BEVA Trust Education and Welfare Castration Clinics 2019 get under way

An excellent start to 2019 with the first two UK projects now successfully completed. 23 BEVA members volunteered their expertise and time to support the...

Racing appoints independent Chair for Horse Welfare Board

The former President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and past Chairman of World Horse Welfare, Barry Johnson, has been appointed as the independent...

ViVet to host student innovation competition

The RCVS’ innovation initiative, ViVet, as part of the Vet Futures project, is to host its first student innovation competition this year titled, ‘What...

Pre-race examinations of all runners at the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that the pre-race examination and trot-up that horses entered in the Foxhunter, Topham and...

Don your lycra, the BEVA Cycle Sportive is back for 2019

The BEVA Cycle Sportive is back! Join us to cover one hundred miles of West Berkshire (shorter routes available) and raise money for some good causes....

BEVA Trust volunteer Sanne Minnema helps to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working animals in Gambia

Sanne Minnema heads out to the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust to follow on from the successful visit in December by Sara Fleck and Christine Fuchs.

Sell out success for National Equine Forum

A packed auditorium of over 200 delegates, together with an international live stream audience of more than 1200 from around the world, enjoyed a day of...

Facts on horse and rider fitness fascinate at National Equine Forum

The latest knowledge and know how on horse and rider fitness and equine stereotypical behaviours was enthusiastically received by a packed audience at...

BHA Notice: Altrenogest Update

The BHA have published a notice regarding their position on altrenogest. This update was published on their website and sent directly to vets and trainers...

Management of hormone related poor performance in competition horses

Susan Salter is an equine veterinarian with experience in the fields of Thoroughbred and sports horse stud medicine. She works with Donnington Grove Veterinary...

Nominations for the Veterinary Achievement Award for the AHT UK Equestrian Awards 2019

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is proud to have an open call for nominations for the Veterinary Achievement Award for the AHT UK Equestrian Awards 2019...

Additional requirements for horses of non-licensed trainers at licensed racecourses

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) are currently communicating the important update detailed below to raceday staff, racecourse staff and all unlicensed...

Mind Matters introduces Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grants

Applications are now open for the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) first Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, named for an elected RCVS Council...

The Role of a Veterinary Nurse

Marie Rippingale talks to us about the role of RVNs ahead of the BEVA nurse courses in April and May.

Imaging Fundamentals

Lucy Grieve, course organiser for Radiography & Ultrasound Fundamentals, talks to us about why this course is important...

BEVA President updates us on what BEVA are up to

Renate Weller, BEVA President, talks to us about what she has been up to over the last few months.

Veterinary Medicines Directorate: Continuity of supply of veterinary medicines

Government is working with animal health companies who have been carrying out extensive EU Exit contingency planning for all EU Exit scenarios.

VETERINARY MEDICINES REGULATION IN THE EVENT OF A NO DEAL – VMD INFORMATION ON GOV.UK

Throughout the government’s negotiations to leave the EU on 29 March the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has developed plans for all possible outcomes...

New guidance on the movement of horses and other equines in a no deal scenario

The Government has today issued guidance for owners of horses, ponies and other equines on the preparations they need to made in the event of a no deal...

RCVS Council election candidates and new VN Council member announced

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is announcing the candidates standing in the 2019 RCVS Council elections and confirming the two members...

Andrew Fiske-Jackson discusses the future of equine orthopaedics

Andrew Fiske-Jackson, RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery, talks to us about the developments in equine orthopaedics...

Racing to resume on Wednesday 13 February

Decision The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) tonight announced a risk-managed return to racing will take place from Wednesday this week.

Further equine influenza case identified

The horseracing community in Newmarket is tonight being informed that four positive tests for equine influenza have been returned this evening in vaccinated...

BEVA Advice to Horse Owners in Relation to Equine Flu

This advice has been put together by BEVA in consultation with the Animal Health Trust (AHT)

EVJ Provides Free Online Access to Latest Research on Endocrinopathic Laminitis

Laminitis, a complex, common and potentially devastating disease, remains one of the greatest veterinary challenges in the equestrian world. As knowledge...

Legislation passed to allow RCVS to recognise quality-assured European veterinary degrees

Wednesday 6 February the House of Lords passed a Statutory Instrument (or SI) to allow the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to continue to register...

Equine influenza Q&A

Below is a Q&A designed to give as much information as is currently possible  in relation to the current outbreak of equine influenza.

Equine Flu Update and Advice

Racing was shut down today as a precautionary measure to restrict the movement of thoroughbred race horses and prevent any further spread of the equine...

BVA launches first survey of discrimination in the veterinary professions

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched its first ever questionnaire to gather experiences of discrimination in the veterinary professions...

Researchers find part of the missing link between high insulin and laminitis

Veterinary researchers in Australia have identified a possible mechanistic link between high levels of insulin and equine laminitis.

Moving thank-you letter from wildlife conservation charity further encourages Vets with Horsepower to repeat 2018 Arctic circle fundraising success tour in Spain and Portugal this year

Vets with Horsepower is a group of equine vets and lecturers riding motorbikes to deliver CPD lectures across Europe and further afield to raise funds...

Vet Warns Of The Risks Of Not Treating For Encysted Small Redworm

London, UK – Feb 05, 2019 – Zoetis Inc. today announced that recent cases of serious disease caused by severe encysted small redworm infections have prompted...

BEVA introduces CPD for vets returning to equine practice

BEVA has introduced some exceptional CPD courses for equine and mixed vets returning to equine practice after a break from clinical work.

Virbac adds Hexarinse® For Horses to the growing equine portfolio

Virbac is delighted to announce the addition of Hexarinse® For Horses to the Virbac Equine range.

UK Equine influenza outbreaks reported in 2019

Please find attached an update from the Animal Health Trust on the latest UK equine influenza (EI) situation, which took a further development in recent...

Update from the Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group

The British Racing and Breeding industries, represented by the Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group, hope that a Withdrawal Agreement between...

BHA notice - Updated detection time - Omeprazole

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) would like to advise the Responsible Person (i.e. trainers, owners, breeders) and their veterinary surgeons that...

Postnatal depression

This powerful story covers topics including mental health, suicidal thoughts, and pregnancy loss. If you’re affected by these and need support now, Vetlife...

Experts to enlighten on fitness and behaviour National Equine Forum

The latest knowledge and know how on horse and rider fitness and equine stereotypical behaviours will be shared by scientific, veterinary and educational...

EQUINE INFLUENZA ALERT 2

Following the Equine Influenza Alert on 18 January 2019, the BHA has discussed the recent outbreaks in Europe with the Animal Health Trust, and veterinary...

RCVS Council opens the path for paraprofessionals to become regulated by the College

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved a pathway for veterinary and animal health paraprofessionals to become associates...

Introduction of hind shoes rule for Jump racing delayed to consider further evidence

Following the receipt of further submissions from the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and individual trainers, the British Horseracing Authority (B...

Government to further reduce use of antibiotics in food producing animals

Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced a new plan to tackle the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Update from Richard Newton at the AHT on the current Equine Influenza (EI) situation in Europe

Through the support of British horseracing, via the HBLB, the AHT operates a dedicated surveillance system for EI with several hundred UK vet practices...

Vets urge owners to help horses lose weight NOW to prevent serious health risks

With some studies suggesting that more than half of certain horse populations in the UK are overweight or obese, the British Equine Veterinary Association...

BEVA Trust volunteers support the Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust

We sent two more volunteers to the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust in December 2018 to provide additional veterinary support and education.

The latest in upper airway diagnostics and surgery

Tim Barnett, RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Equine Surgery, talks to us about the latest developments in upper airway diagnostics ahead of...

Zoetis Update on IsoFlo® (ISOFLURANE) SUPPLY

Following the update from Zoetis to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) of an issue with supply of IsoFlo (Isoflurane), the volatile anaesthetic...

Equine vets encouraged to be on heightened look out for potential flu cases

There have been recent confirmed diagnoses of equine influenza (EI) the UK, France and Germany in recent weeks. Two confirmed cases of Equine Influenza...

RCVS offers reassurances in light of Isoflurane shortage

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is offering reassurances to the profession in view of the announced shortages of Isoflurane anaesthetic...

BEVA , BSAVA and AVA work together to resolve isoflurane supply problem

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists...

Q&A with Renate Weller, BEVA President

We chat to Renate, BEVA President about her Presidency so far and what is coming up in the next year.

A Focus on Reproduction

In February 2019 we're running CPD focused on the essential reproduction skills every equine vet needs to know about. We've recently caught up with course...

BHA publishes review of the Cheltenham Festival

BEVA welcomes the BHA’s Cheltenham Review as evidence of racing’s continued drive to reduce the risks involved with the sport.

BEVA Trust sends volunteers to Kiev Equine Veterinary Seminar

For the last seven years the BEVA Trust has supported the Equine Veterinary Seminar in Kiev, allowing the organisers to develop a format that is both practical...

Latest knowledge shared to help improve welfare and performance of ridden horses

The latest work on pain-associated behaviour in ridden horses, from two illuminating studies, was presented by Dr Sue Dyson at the Saddle Research Trust...

Vet receives award for novel equine PPID treatment

Last week BEVA announced that their prestigious 2018 Sam Hignett award has been given for research into a novel treatment for equine Cushing’s disease...

Joint MMI/SPVS news: Deadline extended for Vet Wellbeing Awards and nominate your Practice Stars

The deadline for submissions to the joint Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) and Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) Vet Wellbeing Awards has been...

HBLB 2019 Codes of Practice are now available

The HBLB Codes of Practice for the 2019 equine breeding season are now available and can be accessed via our resources for vets pages. As you will know...

BHA/FEI Stance on Regumate®

As many people will know, the anabolic steroids trendione and/or trenbolone have recently been detected in altrenogest oral solutions including the licensed...

Improving communication of scientific evidence would enhance horse health and welfare, concludes survey

In a recent survey of UK horse owners, carers and yard managers, supported by SPILLERS® in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), three...

Zoetis Equip® Artervac Vaccine Stock Due To Expire

London, UK – November 26, 2018 – Zoetis Inc. today announced that its stock of Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) vaccine Equip Artervac is due to expire on...

BEVA Announces additional Award Winners

BEVA has announced the winners of the reciprocal Voorjaarsdagen BEVA Award and the Sam Hignett Award as equine vets Adam Redpath and David Rendle respectively...

Happy to be working in equine practice?

At present, companies all over the world are busily investigating levels of involvement and satisfaction of their employees. That’s because, when it comes...

International equine welfare veterinarian Alex Atock publishes memoir of pathfinding organizational change to benefit “My Friend the Horse”

ISBN: 9781786937933  | Hardback | 190 pages  |  Published 31 May 2018 | Price: 19.99 euros | Available worldwide

Blue Cross helps alleviate horse crisis with Home Direct service

National Pet Charity Blue Cross is providing a Home Direct service to help owners find suitable new homes for their precious horses if they can no longer...

#Timeforchange: Do women in the veterinary profession still face discrimination?

Women in the veterinary profession still face discrimination and it is those who believe they are no longer experiencing it who are most likely to discriminate...

BEVA Trust volunteer, Alistair Todd gives a new start in life to Bodmin ponies

Kernow Farm & Equine Director Alistair Todd and his assistant Kitty gave valuable time, care, and attention to volunteer for a one-off castration project...

125 BEVA Trust veterinary volunteers help more than 1000 UK horses

Eager BEVA Trust veterinary volunteers have shown their passion for horse welfare by helping make a difference to the lives of more than 1000 horses in...

Online sales of horses need closer scrutiny says Blue Cross

A preliminary investigation into the online sale of horses has led national pet charity Blue Cross to call for closer scrutiny of horse sales across the...

Attend Renate Weller’s lecture at the 18th Irish Equine Veterinary Conference

The 18th Irish Equine Veterinary Conference is running from 8 to the 10 November 2018 at Celbridge Manor Hotel, Co. Kildare and BEVA members can attend...

BERNHARD HUSKAMP of Gescher, Hochmoor, Germany

Equine abdominal surgery took a dramatic leap forward in the 1970s. At the forefront of that process in Europe was a German equine surgeon, Bernard Huskamp...

Give someone a leg-up

At BEVA we’re getting ready to launch our brand-new career coaching initiative, Leg-Up, and are calling for equine vets to get on board to become coaches...

Don’t let them suffer in silence: BEVA launches online dental resources to support vets and guide owners

Dentistry is one of the most common tasks performed by equine vets, and they are more knowledgeable and better equipped for it than ever before. To help...

Horse industry applauds success of NEHS Survey which saw Blue Cross join up with other charities and sector leads for equine health

In its eighth and final year the annual National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) has confirmed its importance as an accurate tracker of endemic equine disease...

Scientific research into equine vision leads to trial of new fence and hurdle design to further improve safety in jump racing

• Research by University of Exeter shows that horses see better and may jump differently over white and yellow obstacles compared to the orange currently...

Dr William Brian Singleton CBE, Dip ACVS, FRCVS

Dr. Brian Singleton died quietly at his home in Blakeney, Norfolk, on 23rd October 2018, at the ripe old age of 95. Brian was one of the most distinguished...

Helen Dagg shares her experience of a BEVA Trust day

As a two year graduated mixed practitioner, my opportunities for equine castrates can be few and far between, so when I saw the advert on the BEVA website...

New EVJ collection highlights diagnostic imaging breakthroughs in equine fracture management

Fractures are a common occurrence in horses of all ages and breeds but the development of various imaging modalities over the past ten years is helping...

Update On The Supply Of Equip® Rotavirus

London, UK – October 2, 2018 – Zoetis Ltd has announced that it will continue to supply an alternative equine rotavirus vaccine under a Wholesale Dealer...

RCVS issues statement regarding Defra proposal for Certification Support Officers

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has issued a position statement concerning Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) proposals for the new...

RCVS issues statement regarding no-deal Brexit

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has issued a position statement concerning the impact of a ‘no-deal’ scenario on the UK veterinary profession...

BHA NOTICE – REGUMATE EQUINE

On 11 September 2018 the BHA published a notice regarding the use of products which contain altrenogest – a copy of this notice can be found on the BH...

RCVS saddened to learn of the death of former President

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is saddened to learn of the death of Brian Singleton who was President of the RCVS from 1969-70.

FEEVA position statement on pre-purchase radiography on dorsal spinous processes

FFEVA considers that there is no evidence of a correlation between radiographic appearance of the dorsal spinous processes of the back and future risk...

British Thoroughbred Breeding Industry Economic Impact Study 2018

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) has put forward plans for the racing industry to back a new racehorse owners’ premium scheme, based on rewarding...

New President for BEVA

Renate Weller, a professor for comparative biomechanics and imaging at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London and the new Director of Veterinary...

New logo for BEVA

BEVA has introduced a neat new logo to better reflect the Association’s place in the digital age. The clean-lined style of the new brand stamp gives a...

‘Perfect storm’ has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA

Bare pastures and potential hay shortages, coupled with early transatlantic storms blowing seeds from laden sycamore trees, have created the ‘perfect storm...

Vet Wellbeing Awards Open for Entries

The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) have launched this year’s Vet Wellbeing Awards and are taking...

Equine Vets believe pharmaceutical specials are essential for equine welfare

How pharmaceutical specials are prescribed under the cascade is a current hot potato but equine vets believe their use is essential to equine welfare and...

BEVA Delegates Award Congress Exhibitors

Two outstanding exhibitors at this year’s British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (12-15 September 2018) were given special awards for their creative...

RCVS news: Disciplinary Committee suspends overseas-based vet from the Register

The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has decided to suspend an overseas-based veterinary surgeon for a period...

BHA NOTICE – ALTRENOGEST

The BHA would like to make Trainers, veterinary surgeons and other industry participants aware of an international issue regarding products which contain...

Visit the Virbac trade stand to claim your #dontbreakyourvet video book

The Virbac equine team will be attending the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held from 12th to 15th   September at the ICC, Birmingham...

BEVA Congress to address non-clinical duties of vets

Being a successful equine vet involves more than good clinical skills. Numerous non-clinical aspects are also involved in developing a thriving practice...

BEVA Congress is for Vet Nurses too

BEVA is reminding vet nurses and vet practices that there is a dedicated nursing stream all day on the Saturday of this year’s Congress 12-15 September...

BSAVA and BEVA agree Congress collaboration – membership bonus

Mixed practice vets can optimise CPD, minimise time away from work and save money thanks to a new partnership between the BEVA and BSAVA annual Congresses...

Environment Agency: Plastic pollution could stop horse riders in their tracks

Plastic granulate, sold as an alternative surface for equestrian centres, could place Yorkshire's horses and riders at risk, present a pollution hazard...

New edition strangles prevention pack launched

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has published a peer-reviewed second edition of its popular Strangles: Speak Out information pack.

VMD relaxes restrictions on flunixin in response to vet pressure

BEVA has welcomed the news that the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has relaxed its recently imposed restrictions on the sale of the essential equine...

VETS APPLAUD NEW METHOD FOR EQUINE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

A new method for equine performance assessment has been tested on vets. Conducted by Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine...

Permitted Treating Veterinarian Update

The FEI Veterinary Department would like to update you with some information relevant to your role:

BEVA urges VMD to overturn suspension of flunixin

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) yesterday suspended the sale of all injectable formulations of the vital painkiller flunixin, without warning...

Best practice worm control advice following discontinuation of “Equitape” horse wormer in October 2018

From October 2018 the wormer brand, Equitape®, commonly used to treat tapeworm infection will be discontinued from sale in the UK. This wormer is the only...

Get in on the act at BEVA Congress

BEVA is inviting delegates to get in on the act at this year’s Congress 12-15 September 2018, with a series of role play sessions to help them get to grips...

EVJ celebrates 50 years

2018 marks The Equine Veterinary Journal’s (EVJ) 50th year. To celebrate, the influential flagship journal for the British Equine Veterinary Association...

Raymond Hopes BVMS MRCVS – 1930-2018

We were much saddened to learn of the death of Raymond Hopes on 15th June.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Compulsory microchipping to improve horse welfare

A new law requiring horses to be microchipped has been introduced today to prevent abuse and improve welfare.

The Royal Treatment: Life in a racing yard

As the country gears up for Royal Ascot, a newly released film by British racing's "The Horse Comes First campaign" goes behind the scenes of a top yard...

Animal Health Trust Vet champions ridden horse welfare with new video series

One of the UK’s most eminent equine orthopaedic specialists, Dr Sue Dyson, is playing a leading role in a series of new educational videos aimed at helping...

Racing Authority agreed by the sport’s leaders

British Horseracing Authority, Horsemen’s Group and Racecourse Association agree structure of new body and announce Board members

BEVA Congress introduces crèche facilities

For the first time BEVA Congress will be providing crèche facilities for working Mums and Dads needing childcare for their children. It makes Europe’s...

Gill Riley shares his experience of volunteering for BEVA Trust at WEVA 2018

The BEVA Trust sent volunteers to WEVA 2018 to support the conference and provide speakers. Gill Riley talks about her experience.

Statement on behalf of British Racing regarding Government's review of gambling

The Government has published its gambling review which includes the headline announcement that the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) maxiumum stake...

Concerns Grow in Europe over Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome

European breeders are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of the inherited autosomal disorder Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS).  Many are systematically...

The Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) Committee are looking for applicants with expertise in the equine sector

The special edition of the FAnGR Newsletter recently announced the recruitment of three new members for the Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) Committee...

RCVS news: Results of the 2018 RCVS Council election announced

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced the results of this year’s RCVS Council election, which saw another year of encouraging levels...

Major outbreak of equine herpesvirus [EHV] among sport horses in Eastern France

French authorities and the FEI [Federation Equestre Internationale/International Federation for Equestrian Sports] are urging vigilance following a major...

BHA notice - Stand-Down Period: Bisphosphonates

The following Rule was brought into effect on 10 August 2017:

Celebrate Being a Horse Vet at BEVA Congress

This year BEVA Congress will be celebrating all that’s good about being an equine veterinary surgeon so remember to pack your best smile. There’s nowhere...

65 horses attended the April 2018 BEVA Trust Education and Welfare Clinic

A very successful first castration clinic for 2018 took place on Wednesday 4th April at the South of England showground in Ardingly where the volunteers...

HBLB Equine Veterinary Research and Education Grants - 2018 Application Round

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is inviting applications for equine veterinary research and education grants to start in 2019. The awards will...

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2018

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) veterinary science and education investment programme for 2018 includes:    • 5 Major Research Projects  • ...

EVJ explores the science and ethics of embryology

Embryology is a hotly contested subject across numerous species as it raises some difficult moral questions. The Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) aims to...

PG Mutual has launched three new enhancements as part of their Income Protection Plus plan with a focus on health & wellbeing

PG Mutual, the not-for-profit, friendly society that we are partnered with to offer our members Income Protection Plus at a special rate, have just released...

Pedal with the President in Yorkshire for Charity

The President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Jon Pycock will be donning his cycling lycra for charity on Sunday 3 June 2018. He will...

BHA confirms scope of review into welfare at Cheltenham racecourse

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today confirmed the scope of the review of welfare at Cheltenham racecourse and the Cheltenham Festival.

RCVS refines its guidance on communication and informed consent

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has updated its supporting guidance for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on informed consent,...

Participant Notice - Changes to the Rules of Racing

Participant Notice - Changes to the Rules of Racing

Vets with horsepower are asking for your help

The Vets with Horsepower team have just restarted their bikes after the winter and are kicking into gear again. This year, they will raise money for three...

International Reach for National Equine Forum

Thanks to new live streaming and the power of social media the National Equine Forum has become a global phenomenon. The annual event, held in London on...

RCVS news: College announces recipients of 2018 RCVS honours

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced the recipients of this year’s RCVS honours, including those who will be receiving the new...

Landmark pilot study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance

Results of a new pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance, presented at the National Equine Forum on 8 March 2018, show that high...

Race identity checks to minimise risk of incorrect horses running in races

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that the secondary scanning procedures at racecourses – whereby horses’ microchips are scanned upon...

Stewart Hastie, 22nd September 1922 – 21st February 2018

Stewart Hastie died suddenly on 21st February 2018, aged 95 years. Stewart, a Scotsman, was a graduate of the University of Glasgow and worked as a veterinary...

3rd Horse Health Week Focus on ‘Doing the Best for Your Horse’ 5-9th March 2018

Milton Keynes, February 05, 2018 – The 3rd Horse Health Week (HHW), taking place between 5th to 9th March 2018, will focus on ‘Doing the Best for Your...

Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food

A report released this week has reiterated that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remains one of the biggest threats to public health.

BEVA Trust visits the Gambian Horse and Donkey Trust

In February 2018 BEVA volunteers were sent to the Gambian horse and donkey trust to help provide veterinary care and education. The volunteers tell us...

BEVA Trust volunteers visit the Estonia University of Life Sciences

The BEVA Trust sponsored workshop at the Estonian University of Life Sciences took place from 2nd to 4th February 2018.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: CCTV in slaughterhouses: Legislation laid in Parliament

CCTV to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new legislation laid in Parliament

Horsepower is back!

Fresh from his memorable plenary lecture and standing ovation at BEVA congress 2017, the incredible Professor Derek Knottenbelt is back with his band of...

Live Streaming for National Equine Forum

This year’s National Equine Forum (NEF), on 8 March 2018, will be accessible to hundreds more people this year thanks to the introduction of free live...

Vets ‘delighted to see animal welfare high on the political agenda’

Commenting on Labour’s draft policy document: ‘Animal Welfare For The Many, Not The Few’, published today, British Veterinary Association President John...

BHA launches racehorse aftercare survey

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that it will be launching a survey to better understand the aftercare of thoroughbreds.

Horse Owners and Industry Get on Board with Don't Break Your Vet Week

Last week we launched Don't Break Your Vet week in response to the article published in our journal Equine Veterinary Education that highlighted the risks...

BEVA launches Don’t Break Your Vet week to help reduce the risks equine vets face

A significant proportion of equine vets will, at some point in their career, end up unconscious or hospitalised following an injury directly related to...

Racing Study finds no difference in performance between female and male jockeys but highlights that women are still getting fewer rides

The performance of female jockeys is equal with that of their male counterparts, suggests a study carried out through the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries...

Mind Matters and Alliance Manchester Business School publish guide to enhancing wellbeing in the veterinary workplace

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has developed a guide on wellbeing in the veterinary workplace in association...

BHA Board confirms review of anti-doping rules

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to conduct a full review of the sport’s equine anti-doping rules.

RCVS news: College to extend pilot for outcomes-based approach to CPD

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is calling for more volunteers to be part of an extended pilot for proposed changes to the way it measures...

Changes to Ionising Radiations Regulations

On 1st January 2018 Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 replaced IRR99.

Veterinary Practice Today publishes guide to GDPR

A special supplement designed to help veterinary practices prepare for the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been published by...

First wind surgery declarations available to appear in racecards from today

Following an announcement by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in November 2017, the first horses to be declared as having undergone wind surgery...

The Pony Club : New Vaccination Rule

NEW - VACCINATION POLICY 2018 - NEW all rulebooks

FEI Official Veterinarian - updates

The FEI Veterinary Department would like to update you concerning information relevant to your role as an Official Veterinarian.

BEVA Trust wins prestigious BHS Welfare Award

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is proud to have won a prestigious award for its contribution to equine welfare. The award was presented...

BEVA’s MumsVet introduces guidance resources for employers

MumsVet, the British Equine Veterinary Association’s (BEVA) online support platform for equine veterinary professionals juggling work and parenthood, has...

Equip Artervac (Zoetis) Post-Vaccination Serological Monitoring 2017-2018

Veterinary vaccine manufacturer Zoetis has warned of supply problems with its equine viral arteritis (EVA) vaccine, Equip Artervac, which will lead to...

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: New UK Chief Veterinary Officer appointed

Christine Middlemiss has been appointed as the UK's next Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO).

30 day foal notification to provide greater transparency and support British racing’s commitment to whole-life care for thoroughbreds

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced a major enhancement to its regulatory processes in the interests of providing greater transparency...

RCVS news: VNs reminded to complete registration before end of 2017

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is reminding veterinary nurses that they need to pay their annual renewal fee before the end of the year...

BHA seeks rule change on anti-doping penalties

The BHA is seeking to amend the Rules of Racing to avoid weakening the ability for penalties to be imposed for breaching the equine anti-doping rules.

World renowned vet changing the face of equine medicine celebrates 35 years supporting horse and their health with latest research results

Leading veterinary research charity the Animal Health Trust (AHT) is celebrating the anniversary of one of their most valued members of staff, Dr Sue ...

New BHA Wind Surgery Rule

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that, as of 19 January 2018, racecards will be able to carry information that confirms when...

France Galop makes EHV Vaccination Mandatory

France Galop has amended its Rules of Racing to make vaccination against Equine Herpes Virus mandatory for all Thoroughbreds in training and racing in...

European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines

Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe,...

RCVS news: RCVS appoints Lizzie Lockett as new CEO

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lizzie Lockett as its new Chief Executive Officer.

RCVS news: College releases new position statement on complementary and alternative medicines

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council yesterday (Thursday 2 November 2017) approved a new position statement on the veterinary use of...

Anthony Stirk receives outstanding veterinary achievement award

The British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) Senior Veterinary Adviser Anthony Stirk received an award for outstanding veterinary achievement at the 29th...

Professions overwhelmingly support expanded role for veterinary nurses

Both veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons overwhelmingly support that veterinary nurses should be able to undertake additional areas of work that...

Horse Health Survey trends reflect current equine research

Results from the 2017 National Equine Health Survey (NEHS), conducted by Blue Cross in conjunction with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEV...

Riding now covered under PG Mutual Plans

Good news - PG Mutual, who provide BEVA members with discounted income protection, now include horse riding activities* in their cover! The cover is automatically...

RCVS calling for nominations for two new awards that celebrate vets and VNs

The RCVS are calling for nominations for two new awards that celebrate vets and VNs who are making a tangible impact on the profession and inspiring others...

MumsVet Shortlisted for workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards 2017

Twenty-six of the most progressive employers and their representatives have been shortlisted for this year’s Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards including...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New BEVA Medicines Guidance

BEVA has revamped its online medicines guidance resource to help members to negotiate the intricacies of prescribing equine medicines and to use the Cascade...

Prospect of Increased Income and Expenditure as Levy Board Publishes 2016/17 Annual Report

The Horserace Betting Levy Board has today released its 2016/17 Annual Report which includes the audited accounts for the year.

Equine Infectious Anaemia Reported in Northern Europe

It has been reported in both Germany and the Netherlands that there have been recent outbreaks of Equine Infectious Anaemia, all related to the import...

NEW STAND-DOWN PERIOD: BISPHOSPHONATES

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) would like to advise the Responsible Person (i.e. trainers, owners, breeders) and their veterinary surgeons of...

BEVA ‘proud’ of horse vets for safeguarding equine welfare

BEVA has defended the work equine vets do to safeguard horse welfare, stating “profit must not be confused with a lack of passion”. The call came after...

Regional “hot spot” of Borna disease discovered in Upper Austria

Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date there have been only a few reported cases in Austria...

AHT To Conduct Rider Weight Survey

The Animal Health Trust are asking owners to volunteer their horses to help in their latest ground-breaking study, which aims to help develop guidelines...

New Testing App Launched as BHA's Anti-Doping Strategy Moves Towards Paperless System

All post-race testing at Royal Ascot will be recorded using a smartphone app New technology will be in place for all subsequent race meetings and will...

BEVA Thanks Vets and Vet Nurses During Volunteers’ Week

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has issued a heartfelt thank you to Veterinary and Veterinary Nurse members who have volunteered their...

Equine Herpes Virus-1 Neurological Disease Outbreak (Yorkshire)

Equine Herpes Virus-1 has been confirmed in a Thoroughbred Trainer’s property in Hambleton, Yorkshire.   Vets and trainers are warned to be vigilant

Nations should put their weight behind care for racehorses

All international horseracing jurisdictions have been urged to put their weight behind organisations that care for racehorses when they leave active service...

Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior

Lord Lawson Soulsby died peacefully on 8th May 2017.

Vets are vital to deliver UK’s post-Brexit vision for animal health and welfare

BVA’s ‘Brexit and the veterinary profession’ report, which has been developed through extensive consultation outlines the essential role that the UK veterinary...

Can airborne viruses survive in water?

A new study challenges the tenet that herpes viruses, like most enveloped viruses, are relatively unstable outside their host. Under a variety of conditions...

Central funding of British racing moves into new era as replacement Levy comes into force on 25 April 2017

• New Levy to take effect from Tuesday 25 April 2017 capturing a statutory return from all betting on British racing • Levy receipts to be targeted at...

British racing welcomes European Commission’s endorsement of new Levy scheme

• European Commission today announced its endorsement of the new Horserace Betting Levy which will capture all betting on the sport • Proposed rate of...

Amendments to the BHA Rules of Racing – Cobalt and Medication Records

In April 2016, the BHA implanted a raceday cobalt threshold in urine of 100ng/ml total cobalt. Whilst cobalt is an essential trace element and is naturally...

New Working Party set up to consider legislative changes

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has set up a Working Party to consider whether new legislation to regulate the profession may be appropriate...

An Update on the Levy Replacement

British racing has this evening taken a significant step towards securing the Levy replacement, following a vote in favour of the Horserace Betting Levy...

BEVA’s MumsVet introduces Bump Protector to keep pregnant vets safer

MumsVet, the British Equine Veterinary Association’s (BEVA) online information and support network for equine veterinary professionals who are balancing...

College announces Award winners

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is pleased to announce Dr Barry Johnson as the winner of this year’s Queen’s Medal, and Kathy Kissick as...

Change to Weatherbys Passport Forms

Please note that compliance with the updated Equine Passport Regulation requires a change to the markings format within equine passports. This means that...

RCVS Council elects new Junior Vice-President and Standards Committee Chair

Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council elected Amanda Boag as the College’s new Junior Vice-President at their meeting on ...

BHA Issue Key Facts and Statistics on Equine Welfare

The BHA have released a summary of the key facts and statistics on Equine Welfare, as well as some infographics to support the work of The Horse Comes...

Levy Update

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published the 2017 Horserace Betting Levy Regulations. This legislation, once approved by both Houses of...

RCVS publishes its framework for meeting the challenges and maximising opportunities of Brexit

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has published its three ‘Brexit Principles’ which constitute a framework for navigating the risks posed...

The Latest Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report Available

We would like to notify you of the availability of the latest Defra/AHT/BEVA equine quarterly disease surveillance report.

Keep pulling together and make Brexit an opportunity says equine industry

The hot topics of Brexit’s impact on the horse industry and the threat of inflated business rates were amongst many subjects keenly debated by a government...

Fire and Rescue Pioneer Receives NEF Award

Jim Green, pioneer of equine emergency rescue methodology and training was announced as the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at the National Equine...

The Thoroughbred Health Network launches at the National Equine Forum

The ‘Thoroughbred Health Network’ has been run as a Northern pilot project since June 2015.  On the 2nd March it launched as a UK-wide initiative at the...

EHV -1 neurological disease case confirmed

A case of EHV -1 neurological disease has been confirmed in Worcestershire. If you require any further information please contact the Animal Health Trust...

Revised Version of Equine Standards Released

The revised National Occupational Standards for Equine have now been approved and are available for use at ukstandards.org.uk.

BHA Notice for the intra-articular administration of corticosteroids

The BHA would like to draw trainers’ vets’ and other participants’ attention to its previously published advice regarding the intra-articular administration...

College announces updates to Practice Standards Scheme modules

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has recently made minor updates to the Practice Standards Scheme’s (PSS) modules for accreditations and...

Annual renewal reminder for veterinary surgeons

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is reminding veterinary surgeons that annual renewals must be completed by 1 April 2017. Those who pay...

Penmellyn Vets Voted Best UK Vets

For the past year, veterinary practices all over the UK have been working hard to accumulate as many 4* and 5* reviews from their clients as possible on...

College to consult with profession on guidance for telemedicine services

On Monday 13 February 2017 the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be launching a consultation asking for the views of the veterinary and...

Equine Sector 2017 Mid-Term Manifesto for the Horse

The equine industry in the UK is both vibrant and valuable, contributing £8bn a year to the economy. With around 1m horses, the sector has a gross output...

BEVA Members To Stand in RCVS and VN Councils elections

The RCVS have now announced the candidates standing in the 2017 RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council elections and are, once again, inviting...

New BEVA Guidelines on Managing Equine Risks

BEVA is hoping to keep equine vets safer with new guidelines to help them assess and manage equine risks. The nine-page booklet is being distributed electronically...

BEVA Member Selected As Petplan Ambassador

Petplan Equine, one of the UK’s leading specialist equine insurance providers, today announces the final ten chosen Ambassadors who will spend 2017 helping...

CVS Announces Acquisition of Premier Equine hospital

CVS has announced the acquisition of Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Mereworth, Kent. The company, the UK’s largest and fastest-growing corporate practice...

RCVS joins forces with Doctors’ Support Network in new campaign to tackle mental health stigma in health professions

At the Palace of Westminster yesterday (Tuesday 31 January 2017) the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Doctors’ Support Network (DSN...

Many Clouds: Post mortem concluded

Following the sad loss of Many Clouds at Cheltenham racecourse on Saturday 28 January, a post mortem has been carried out to ascertain the cause of this...

Brexit and the UK's Equine Sector

On Tuesday 17th January, the UK’s Prime Minister made her much anticipated speech on the UK’s exit from the EU, and finally spelt out what ‘Brexit means...

Outstanding programme announced for 25th National Equine Forum

The National Equine Forum (NEF) will be celebrating its 25th event on Thursday 2nd March at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, and has lined...

BHA APPOINTS DAVID SYKES TO NEW DIRECTOR OF EQUINE HEALTH AND WELFARE ROLE

David Sykes joins from UAE where he was Head Veterinary Officer for both the Emirates Racing Authority and the UAE Equine Quarantine Department.

Proposed half a billion pound investment in British Racing

The Jockey Club today outlined its intention to contribute more than £500 million to British Racing over the next decade through a national programme of...

Nomination period still open for 2017 RCVS and VN Councils elections

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is reminding the profession that the deadline is approaching for nominations from veterinary surgeons and...

Amendments to the Rules of Racing – Neurectomy

The Rules of Racing currently states that “The horse must not have been subject to a neurectomy” and that “a Neurectomy means the surgical removal of a...

Glasgow fundraising veterinary professor recognised by PM

Prime Minister Theresa May has today honoured a senior veterinary professor from Glasgow for leading a group of motorcycling vets fundraising for animal...

Horserace Betting Levy Board Publishes Codes of Practice for 2017

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published the 39th edition of the Codes of Practice on equine disease, in preparation for the 2017 equine breeding...

BEVA introduces Antibiotic Champion Award

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is encouraging members to continue to reduce their use of critically important antibiotics by inviting...

LAMENESS EXPERT SUE DYSON REWARDED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AND A LEGACY OF RESEARCH

Dr Sue Dyson, expert in equine orthopaedics, has returned from the University of Kentucky having been inducted to their UK Equine Research Hall of Fame...

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...

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, 2...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Overweight riders make life heavy going for ponies

They conjure up a world of plump girls urging their equally plump ponies over the jumps at their local gymkhana. But it now appears that life is increasingly...

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report - 2Q 2016

We would like to notify you of the availability of the latest Defra/AHT/BEVA equine quarterly disease surveillance report.

A third of horses recorded with health problems are lame reveals horse survey

During this year’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) 38% of horses were recorded as suffering from health problems and of these a third (32.9%) were...

BEVA Announces New Junior Vice President

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has elected Renate Weller, Professor of Comparative Imaging and Biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary ...

Can horses communicate with us?

Horses have joined a select group of animals that can communicate by pointing at symbols.

Horses rescued from drowning in Knott End, Lancashire

Two horses have been saved from drowning in rising tides near Fleetwood, Lancashire. The horses got stuck in mud as they were being ridden on a beach...

BEVA Trust projects inspire vets to volunteer

BEVA Trust’s new focus on voluntary projects has inspired more than 45 BEVA members to get stuck in to some challenging healthcare and education initiatives...

BEVA unveils online support network for working parents

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has unveiled MumsVet, a groundbreaking new online information and support network for equine veterinary...

New President for BEVA

Vicki Nicholls, part of the University of Liverpool’s Veterinary Postgraduate Unit, has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association...

BEVA announces new honorary member

Dr Polly Taylor MA VetMB PhD DVA DipECVAA MRCA MRCVS has been awarded honorary membership of BEVA due to her long-term commitment to equine welfare. Her...

BEVA honours high achievers

Four outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to equine health and welfare were presented with some of the industry’s most important...

Genderblind? Dads and work life balance?

I’ve cried several times as a vet, physical and emotional stress layered on a lack of sleep have broken the barriers with regularity.  However, one occasion...

Are you an Imposter?

I was at a reunion recently – 20 years a vet and I don’t look a day over 90.  Amusingly many had a recurring dream – they were back at vet school, back...

RCVS holds the first meeting of its Brexit Presidential Taskforce

On 26 July the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) held the first meeting of their Brexit Presidential Taskforce. The Taskforce was established...

CPD audit asks over 1,400 veterinary surgeons to share their records

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has contacted some 1,415 veterinary surgeons asking them to share their continuing professional development...

College currently halfway through confidential reporting line trial

College currently halfway through confidential reporting line trial

RCVS to exhibit at BEVA Congress

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be at the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress at The ICC in Birmingham from Thursday...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (A...

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...

The Impact of the EU Referendum Vote and the Veterinary Industry

The BVA have published a list of frequently asked questions regarding the impact of last week’s EU Referendum vote.

Horse Shot With An Arrow

A horse was shot in the head with an arrow in what the RSPCA described as a "wicked attack". The injured white and brown Cob-type yearling, called Widget...

Fitbit for Racehorses!

The New Scientist reports that a new device, called the Equimètre and developed by start-up Arioneo in Paris, France, has been designed to reduce injuries...

College investing £225k to improve concerns process

Over the next six months the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is investing £225,000 in its Professional Conduct Department’s concerns investigation...

Tour de Force – Septuagenarian vet cycles from Norfolk to Cape Town

Retired vet Graham Duncanson is celebrating 50 years in the profession by cycling over 8,000km from the UK to South Africa to raise money for the British...

Vet Convicted Of Large Scale Fraud

Two horse dealers and a vet have been convicted of a large scale fraud where they colluded to sell ill, dangerous and lame horses to unsuspecting buyers...

Calling all Vet Nurses to BEVA Congress

BEVA is urging equine veterinary partners and practice managers to remember to include their veterinary nurses when it comes to booking tickets for BE...

Six-week long consultation period on CPD to open this summer

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is engaging in a six-week consultation with both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses concerning its...

New Availability of Equine Herpes Vaccine

Merial Animal Health has been granted a Wholesale Dealer Import Certificate (WDIC) to import and supply a European licensed equine inactivated Herpes vaccine...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Former BEVA President Tim Greet Retires From Rossdales

On 31st March 2016, Tim Greet retired as Managing Partner of Rossdales, as 1st April marked the start of a new chapter at the practice with the appointment...

Deadline approaching for vets’ annual renewal fees

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is reminding veterinary surgeons that they need to complete their annual renewal for 2016-7 by the end...

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report 4Q 2015

We would again like to notify you of the availability of the latest Defra/AHT/BEVA equine quarterly disease surveillance report. The report covering the...

BEVA announces plans for UK’s first private, lecture-free vet college

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is delighted to announce a multi-million pound investment from a private benefactor to develop the first...

Amendments to the Rules of Racing – Cobalt and Shoes

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced the details of two amendments to the Rules of Racing which come into effect from 2 April 2016.

New fitness to practise guidance for student veterinary nurses published

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has published a guide for student veterinary nurses and providers of veterinary nursing education regarding...

Update on international scheduling of ketamine following the UN Commission

Ketamine was discussed at some length during the CND meeting. However, it was not included in the agenda for international control. The WHO’s Expert Committee...

Professor Stephen May elected RCVS Junior Vice-President for 2016-17

RCVS Council member and Former BEVA Council Member Professor Stephen May has been elected as the College’s Junior Vice-President for 2016-17 and will take...

Applications now open to become a member of the RCVS Ethics Review Panel

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is now accepting applications from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who wish to serve as members...

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Voting now open for 2016 RCVS and VN Councils elections

Votes Must Be Cast By Friday 29 April

Vets given extra time to apply for Advanced Practitioner status in 2016

Applications Extended Until The End of October

Vet caught up in fraudulent horse sales case

Maidstone Crown Court detail that a large number of horses have been sold and “misdescribed” in a criminal way

Equine Industry agrees on strength in unity

Major Bodies Represented At 24th National Equine Forum

Somulose Solution for Injection

The VMD has received an increased number of reports of suspected lack of efficacy for Somulose

Stand up for horse health and join our survey

Anonymous survey opens 23rd May

HBLB Conference and CPD Support Applications Now Open

Forms to be Submitted by Tuesday 8 March

Half of laminitis cases missed by owners

Research suggests owners struggle to recognise laminitis

VN Futures project launched

Run by RCVS and BVNA

BEVA Trust helps horse vet volunteer train students in West Africa

Alfonso Martin Traveled to Senegal and Mauritania

BEVA Member May To Stand For RCVS Council Re-election

Eight Candidates Will Be Quizzed By RCVS Members

Practical Guidelines to Assess Fitness for Transport of Equidae

Essential Resource For Anyone Involved With The Transportation Of Horses

Endurance racing in UAE brought to halt as FEI seeks assurances about horse protection

Emirates Equestrian Federation told it has until February 11 to explain how it will solve its “serious issues"

New EFRA Committee inquiry

Discussing the effectiveness of the Animal Welfare Act 2006

National Stud in Isolation

Herpes Virus Infection Present in Maiden Filly

Obituary Prof. Lawrence Gerring

Obituary Prof. Lawrence Gerring

Vet Launches Hard Hat Campaign

Think Ahead Set Up By Jill Butterworth

Lawrence Gerring Passed Away - 6th Jan 2016

It is with regret that BEVA reports the death of BEVA Past President Lawrence Gerring, who passed away on January 6th 2016. An obituary will follow. ...

Amendments to Veterinary Surgeons' Qualifications

Changes to Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

New Passport Regulations??

New Documents Came Into Force On 1st January

Martin Crawshay 1928 - 2015

Obituary - Martin Crawshay

Homeopathy In Veterinary Practice In The Spotlight

BEVA is committed to the promotion of veterinary and allied sciences for the welfare of the horse

Obituary: Martin Crawshay

Honorary Member of BEVA

RCVS Issue New Guidance on Controlled Drugs

Advice Coincides with Ketamine being placed in Schedule 2

Students Enjoy BEVA Vet School Tour

Ghent Welcomed Prof. Derek Knottenbelt

RCVS launches new Practice Standards Scheme

Scheme Established in 2005

Free antimicrobial research collection published online for equine vets

Coincides with the European Antimicrobial Awareness Day (EAAD)

Thoroughbred Health Network Launched

A collaborative project of injury stakeholders whose common goal is to minimise the impact of disease and injury in the racehorse

BHA Rules Update

To Be Effective From 1st January 2016

Should vets be concerned about saddle fit?

Free Article Available Through EVE

Horse trader admits 11 counts of fraud over equine passports

Ordered To Pay Over £3500 In Compensation

West Nile Disease Reaches France

Preliminary Assessment Released On UK Threat

BEVA awards outstanding achievers

Presented at 2015 Congress

Integrity Review’s ‘Challenge Panel’ appointed

Role of Panel to ensure rigour and fairness of Integrity Review process

Racing NSW Permit for Veterinarians

Local rule 82C in effect from today

Limbs not feet are main cause of lameness reveals horse survey

Latest National Equine Health Survey Results Revealed

Vet Futures: only half of recent graduates say their career has matched expectations

Those Who Have Graduated In The Last Eight Years Surveyed

Deadly disease found at Rio Olympic site

Surprise Scare Revealed Earlier This Week

What effect does euthanasia for animals have on vets?

And what we can learn in terms of assisted suicide?

UAE endurance riders free to compete from Tuesday after FEI lift suspension

The unprecedented temporary ban was put in place after multiple horse welfare scandals

Get your teeth into some PRACTICAL dentistry at BEVA Congress

New Demonstration Area Set For Liverpool

RCVS asks members of the profession to respond to government language testing consultation

The plan to consult on this issue was welcomed by RCVS Council at its June 2015 meeting

Monthly Imaging Tip - FLASH Colic Assessment

BCF Technology Deliver Monthly Advice To Members

Nationwide activities showcase horse welfare in British racing

Hundreds of children involved in activities around the country

Racehorses Are Getting Faster, Study Says

A study of more than 70,000 racehorses suggests that race-winning speeds have increased significantly since 1850.

Equine - How many horses are there in the European Union?

Estimates for equine population are tricky

Attend BEVA Congress and BSAVA with one ticket

Ideal For Mixed Practitioners

Inclusion of RCVS number on Schedule 2 and 3 Prescriptions

Amendment to Misuse Of Drugs Regulations

New protection for horses as fly-grazing act comes into force

The Control of Horses Act 2015 makes changes to the law

94% of British public says “We trust you, you’re a vet”

Puts vets above GPs, dentists and head teachers

Veterinary medicines review must put investment in innovation first

Current EU veterinary medicines review lacks focus on ROI for innovative companies, argues IFAH-Europe's Rick Clayton.

BEVA Trust vets support horse charity projects

Two Pilot Projects This Month

Sweden added to list of racing nations exempt from pre-race sampling requirements of international runners

Sweden joins Ireland, France and Germany as the nations whose runners in Britain are treated in the same way as British-registered horses

Time to simplify complex EU animal medicine rules

Cutting the red tape surrounding veterinary medicines will free up resources and bring new innovation, argues Rick Clayton of IFAH-Europe.

DEFRA Update Equine Transport Rules

Affecting Imports From Third World Countries

Stand up for horse health and take our simple survey

National Equine Health Survey To Take Place 18-25 May

Vet School Tour Sponsor Hallmarq Receives Awards

Queen’s Award for Enterprise goes to Hallmarq Veterinary MRI in TWO categories

BEVA Member Greet Elected Onto RCVS Council

RCVS and VN Councils elections results

Obituary - Mac Johnston

Professor A.M. (“Mac”) Johnston OBE BVM&S DVetMed FRSH DipECVPH HonFRCVS sadly passed away on February 27th.   Mac was an author and a lecturer in equine...

APRIL FOOL!! Mountford To Make A Stand

BEVA CEO To Stand In General Election

Equine Science Research Grant Applications

Closing Date Of 15th June

Control of Horses Act Receives Royal Assent

New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses

Make Sure You Support Your Fellow BEVA Members

Voting Starts For RCVS Elections

Equine Industry unites over need for workable Horse ID system

Discussed at last week's National Equine Forum

BEVA lobbies to secure veterinary funding from new Horserace Betting Right

Pre-Election Budget Revealed Change In Horseracing Levy

BEVA Member Elected As RCVS Vice President

Position To Begin In July

Why the long face? Traditional stables make horses depressed

It was good enough for Jesus, but a new study suggests that stables make horses miserable

Annual National Equine Health Survey Launched

Just five minutes will give horses a healthier future

RCVS Registered Vets Able To Use The Term Dr

Veterinary surgeons in the UK have been given permission to use the courtesy title ‘Doctor’, following a decision made by the Council of the Royal College...

Figures highlight positive impact of British Whip Rules

Whip offence rates down by 40% compared to the period prior to the introduction of the new Rules

Make your vote count for horses

Manifesto Released Prior To General Election

Be vigilant about Atypical Myopathy this spring urges BEVA

Free Online Access To Two Journal Articles Provided

New Royal Charter comes into effect

Veterinary Nursing Profession Now Regulated

2015 Conference Event/CPD Support From HBLB

Grant Applications to be Submitted By 26th March

New Practice Standards Scheme Open for Consultation

BEVA Urging Members To Complete RCVS Survey

BHA's revised anabolic steroid policy on course for March implementation

Clarification and consensus found with key stakeholders on outstanding elements

RCVS extends its ADR trial to include horses

Trial Extended Until October 2015

HBLB Release Education Investment Programme For 2015

14 new research projects and three new scholarships to start in 2015

BHA Notice: Use of Levothyroxine Sodium

Not Permitted to be in raceday samples

Have your say as a candidate for RCVS or VN Council

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who wish to have a say in the future of their respective professions have until the end of January to put themselves...

Control Of Horses Bill

Committee Stage

Provision of OV (Official Veterinarian) services

A new qualification, known as an Official Controls Qualification (Veterinarian) – or OCQ (V) is replacing the old OV qualification.  Improve International...

Breakthrough on right to remove fly-grazed animals from private land

Landowners have more power to remove animals

FSA Introduce Food Chain Information Requirement for Slaughter Horses

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to require all those who consign equines for slaughter for human consumption to provide food chain information (FCI...

Implementation of new anabolic steroids policy delayed until March

Clarification and consensus sought with key stakeholders on certain elements

Atypical Myopathy Alert Group

New Research Study Being Conducted

New Dentistry Qualification

Window For Fast Track Applicants Open Until 2017

VET FUTURES GUEST BLOGGER SAYS WOMEN ARE LESS PREPARED TO TAKE ON VETERINARY LEADERSHIP ROLES

In the first Vet Futures guest blog Professor Colette Henry, Head of Department of Business Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, argues that women...

New Royal Charter to come into effect next year

Will Recognise Veterinary Nurses As A Profession

New format to encourage even more discussion at National Equine Forum

23rd Edition Of Forum To Be Held Next March

Could Aberystwyth be Wales' first vet school?

Aberystwyth University is exploring plans to bring a vet school to Wales.

BHA Release New Detection Time Advice

For procaine benzylpenicillin & altrenogest,

Steroids vet Hughes banned for five years

JOHN HUGHES, a retired Department of Agriculture vet, has been disqualified for five years by the Turf Club after being found in possession of "commercial...

New fitness to practise guidance for veterinary students published

Aimed at preparing students for improving their professional life

European Antimicrobial Awareness Day

BEVA Set To Release Tools To Assist Antimicrobial Resistance

Who can do what in your horse’s mouth?

BEVA Issues Guidelines To Aid Horse Owners

Vet nurses must join RCVS register or cease practice

Royal Charter approved by privy council

Recommendations from independent review of RoR

Appointment of Paul Jepson as RoR Welfare Consultant

FLU ALERT!

Cases Of Equine Influenza Found Throughout September and October

Abbey Veterinary Centres Expand To Brecon

New Equine and Small Animal Branch

Veterinary dynasty ends after 340 years

Veterinary dynasty ends after 340 years and nine generations with the retirement of Oxfordshire vet, Alan Walker

CLA 'Pleased and encouraged' by MPs' support for fly-grazing Bill

MP Julian Sturdy’s Private Members Bill on horse fly-grazing has passed its second reading in Parliament

Greater Awareness of Atypical Myopathy

Greater Awareness of Atypical Myopathy

EVJ Podcasts Now Available

Free To BEVA Members

Free research collection on welfare of working equids

Collection of research articles released

BEVA Congress Articles

On thehorse.com

BEVA clarifies regulations on equine dental procedures

Aiming to clarify procedures for vets, EDT and horse owners

Free webinar to explain new RCVS Practice Standards Scheme

Webinar Set To Commence At 8.30pm on Tuesday 28 October

Latest Disease Surveillance Report Available

Quarterly Service From DEFRA, BEVA and AHT

Consultation on Withdrawal of HMRC Concession

Withdrawal Of Extra Statutory Concessions

Problem Horse Survey

Aiming To Determine Horses' Influence On Accidents

Dog saved from canal at Vet Charity Challenge event

Barney, a 17 year old Collie is lucky to be alive today after being rescued from a canal in Pewsey, Wiltshire during a charity event on Saturday. The elderly...

Flu Outbreaks diagnosed by AHT

Several outbreaks of equine influenza have recently been diagnosed in the UK by the Animal Health Trust. Areas affected in the last two weeks include ...

BHA Comment on Daily Mirror Photos

BHA respond to controversial images published in the Daily Mirror

UK to Introduce Central Equine Database

Endorsement of Tougher EU Laws in Wake of Horse Meat Scandal

£10m Chinese thoroughbred horse deal announced

UK Horses Can Now Be Exported To China

RCVS: UK vets bolstering call for compulsory EU wide standards

High standards of veterinary practice needed across Europe

VMD Release Revised Information For Horse Owners

Document Outlines Recording The Use Of Veterinary Medicines

Horseracing levy consultation launched

Plans to modernised the levy should benefit the horse racing industry

First veterinary surgeon to be killed in First World War honoured

Portrait presented for college's offices in Belgravia House

Young Vets Happy With Their Career Choice

83% State They Would Definitely Be A Vet Again

Two practices become one, to form Forth Valley Vets

Struthers and Scott Veterinary Practice and Grahams Road Veterinary Clinic to merge

Launch of new ‘middle tier’ accreditation for veterinary surgeons

Advanced Practitioner Status Accreditation Available From September

Paul Bittar To Leave BHA

Chief Executive Will Step Down In Early 2015

Top Thoroughbred Trainers Support Phasing Out Furosemide

Elimination To Take Place Next Season

European Countries Still Labelling Horse Meat As Beef

Seven Countries Guilty - Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal and Slovenia

RCVS publishes new guidance on 24/7 emergency cover

New Chapters Can Be Viewed Online

HM The Queen's Horse Tests Positive For Morphine

Feed Contamination Affects Post Race Samples

New Hendra Case in Gladstone QLD

Deceased Horse Tests Positive For Virus

Control of Horses Bill Welcomed

Parliament To Debate Illegal Fly Grazing Of Horses

BHA Report on Positive Samples of Morphine

Due to the Cluster Of Positive Samples A Link is Being Investigated

Why the horse comes first at Hamilton Park racecourse

Race day to include live painted horse demo to show anatomy of the racehorse

BEVA Congress isn’t just for vets

BEVA Congress isn’t just for veterinary professionals – it’s for farriers, animal physiotherapists and other non-vets working in equine healthcare too...

The Harsh Reality of Becoming a Modern Vet

New Statesman Article Opens Up Debate

Raise £1 for the Veterinary Benevolent Fund!

The Veterinary Benevolent Fund (VBF)

Fraudulent Passports Being Issued

Faked Equine Passport Discovered

BEVA To Offer Free Membership To Developing Countries

Electronic Membership Available to Veterinary Professionals Free Of Charge

BHA Announce New Steroid Policy

Horses Will Receive A 14 Month Ban

Breathalysers for Australia’s Racecourse Vets

Vets Could Be Subject To Random Testing

Record Response to National Equine Health Survey

Survey Results To Be Released Soon

RCVS Issues Guidance For Ketamine and Tramadol

Ketamine Was Reclassified Earlier This Month

Support For Closed Circuit Televisions In UK Slaughterhouses

87% in YouGov Poll Expressed The View

New Hendra case confirmed in the Murwillumbah area, North Coast NSW

New Hendra case confirmed in the Murwillumbah area, North Coast NSW

How genetics can create the next superstar racehorse

How genetics can create the next superstar racehorse

Equine Stem Cell Treatment used on Horses could help Human Athletes

Equine Stem Cell Treatment used on Horses could help Human Athletes

UK's First Equine Disease Prevention Guide Launched

UK's First Equine Disease Prevention Guide Launched

Threat Of Removal Of CEM and EVA From Notifiable Disease Status

Threat Of Removal Of CEM and EVA From Notifiable Disease Status

Expressions of Interest for HBLB's Veterinary Advisroy Committee

Expressions of Interest for HBLB's Veterinary Advisroy Committee

New Treasurer for the RCVS

New Treasurer for the RCVS

Outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis in horses in the USA

Outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis in horses in the USA

Science and Practice Behind The Medals

Science and Practice Behind The Medals

POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM GOVERNMENT AS SLAUGHTER PETITION REACHES 66,000 SIGNATURES

POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM GOVERNMENT AS SLAUGHTER PETITION REACHES 66,000 SIGNATURES

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance Report 1Q 2014

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance Report 1Q 2014

Ketamine reclassified as a Class B drug

Ketamine reclassified as a Class B drug

Postgraduate postnominals decision overturned

Postgraduate postnominals decision overturned

Council agrees new emphasis for 24-7 guidance

Council agrees new emphasis for 24-7 guidance

New Hendra case confirmed in Queensland

New Hendra case confirmed in Queensland

Vet Killed Whilst Treating Horse

Vet Killed Whilst Treating Horse

BEVA Encourage Members To Submit Equine Flu Samples

BEVA Encourage Members To Submit Equine Flu Samples

Recent Survey Suggests EMS Essential For Veterinary Degree

Recent Survey Suggests EMS Essential For Veterinary Degree

Grass Sickness Discussed On Farming Today

Grass Sickness Discussed On Farming Today

University of Ulster Presentation

University of Ulster Presentation

Emergency Protocol for the Tour de France

Emergency Protocol for the Tour de France

BVA TELLS PARTY LEADERS “HALAL” LABELLING WON’T HELP ANIMAL WELFARE

BVA TELLS PARTY LEADERS “HALAL” LABELLING WON’T HELP ANIMAL WELFARE

Tripartite Agreement May 2014

Tripartite Agreement May 2014

BVA Launch 'Voice Of The Veterinary Profession' Survey Panel

BVA Launch 'Voice Of The Veterinary Profession' Survey Panel

RCVS launches consultation on the future of the RCVS Fellowship

RCVS launches consultation on the future of the RCVS Fellowship

Australian Anabolic Steroid Ban Comes into Force

Australian Anabolic Steroid Ban Comes into Force

BVA Launches Petition To End Non-Stun Slaughter

BVA Launches Petition To End Non-Stun Slaughter

Government needs your help with survey on horse care services

Government needs your help with survey on horse care services

RCVS and VN Councils elections results

RCVS and VN Councils elections results

Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Trial

Equine Grass Sickness Trial

RCVS Council asked to review postnominals decision

RCVS Council asked to review postnominals decision

FEI Tribunal Issues Partial Decision In Paget Case

FEI Tribunal Issues Partial Decision In Paget Case

World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day

Service For Peter Scott-Dunn

Service For Peter Scott-Dunn

Drugs in racing: Godolphin doping scandal - one year on

Drugs in racing: Godolphin doping scandal - one year on

RCVS Publish Advanced Practitioner Guidance and Cause Debate Over Post-Nominals

RCVS Publish Advanced Practitioner Guidance and Open a Can of Worms Over Post-Nominals

MRSA in Europe's horses could affect global equine population

MRSA in Europe's horses could affect global equine population

Privy Council overturns RCVS decision on Leeds-based veterinary surgeon

Privy Council overturns RCVS decision on Leeds-based veterinary surgeon

Digest From The Best At International Equine Colic Symposium

Digest From The Best At International Equine Colic Symposium

Rise in cases of fatal equine illness

Rise in cases of fatal equine illness

Importance of National Equine Health Survey recognised by leading equestrian organisations

Importance of National Equine Health Survey recognised by leading equestrian organisations

HBLB Opens New Research Project Application Round

HBLB Opens New Research Project Application Round

BETA Guide To Prohibited Substances

BETA Guide To Prohibited Substances

Stabling Horses and Increased Colic Risk

Stabling Horses and Increased Colic Risk

FEI endorses ESPG recommendations and pushes ahead with implementation

FEI endorses ESPG recommendations and pushes ahead with implementation

Grand National 2014: World Horse Welfare pleased with safety

Grand National 2014: World Horse Welfare pleased with safety

Army kills 200 horses in ten years

Army kills 200 horses in ten years

Postgraduate Dean post available at the RCVS

Postgraduate Dean post available at the RCVS

Life-changing injuries cloud trainee vet’s ambitions

Life-changing injuries cloud trainee vet’s ambitions

Unanimous rejection of NSW Vet Licence

Unanimous rejection of NSW Vet Licence

BEVA launches new online learning site

BEVA launches new online learning site

Saddle study reveals high degree of lameness in sports horses

Saddle study reveals high degree of lameness in sports horses

Northern Ireland vet first ever recipient of the RCVS Queen’s Medal

Northern Ireland vet first ever recipient of the RCVS Queen’s Medal

Celia Marr appointed Chair of Veterinary Advisory Committee

Celia Marr appointed Chair of Veterinary Advisory Committee

RCVS calls for profession to assist with four-yearly survey

RCVS calls for profession to assist with four-yearly survey

Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

Greatest Racehorse Ever to be Cloned

Greatest Racehorse Ever to be Cloned

Timeform lambast BHA over handling of Godolphin steroids scandal

Timeform lambast BHA over handling of Godolphin steroids scandal

Britain’s leading equine welfare organisations come together at the Grand National

Britain’s leading equine welfare organisations come together at the Grand National

Nottingham Veterinary School out-performs its rivals

Nottingham Veterinary School out-performs its rivals

RCVS to host Regional Question Time in North Wales

RCVS to host Regional Question Time in North Wales

Equine Influenza in Bedfordshire

Equine Influenza in Bedfordshire

Steve Asmussen-type case could happen in Britain, claims activist

Steve Asmussen-type case could happen in Britain, claims activist

Plans To Downgrade Equine Diseases

Plans To Downgrade Equine Diseases

Two Men Charged With Breaching Horse Meat Regulations

Two Men Charged With Breaching Horse Meat Regulations

Vet School celebrates first UK equine sports medicine Recognised Specialist

Vet School celebrates first UK equine sports medicine Recognised Specialist

Voting opens in 2014 RCVS Council and VN Council elections

Voting opens in 2014 RCVS Council and VN Council elections

Memorial Service For Dr Charles W Raker

Memorial Service For Dr Charles W Raker

Code of Conduct for Thoroughbred Veterinary Surgeons to be introduced

Code of Conduct for Thoroughbred Veterinary Surgeons to be introduced

RCVS Question Time

RCVS Question Time

New Hendra Case Reported in Queensland

New Hendra Case Reported in Queensland

Horses4Homes Features on ITV1 Show

Horses4Homes Features on ITV1 Show

DEFRA Assess AHS Situation in SA

DEFRA Assess AHS Situation in SA

AHT Launch New Grass Sickness Vaccine

AHT Launch New Grass Sickness Vaccine

RSPCA to investigate deaths of three horses on first two days

RSPCA to investigate deaths of three horses on first two days

National Equine Forum calls for horse industry to continue to pull together

National Equine Forum calls for horse industry to continue to pull together

Key Defra body ignored in Lord Stevens’ drugs raids investigation for Sheikh Mohammed

Key Defra body ignored in Lord Stevens’ drugs raids investigation for Sheikh Mohammed

Renewal fees for vets are now due

Renewal fees for vets are now due

BHA announces findings of Philip Fenton investigation

BHA announces findings of Philip Fenton investigation

RCVS News: RCVS announces election candidates in record year

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced that 19 people are standing in this year’s RCVS Council elections, including, for the first...

Horsemeat: Tesco's pledges, one year on

A year after the horsemeat scandal, a major investigation by Farmers Weekly reveals that the scale and speed of change within Tesco has been disappointingly...

Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) confirmed on Guernsey

States Vet, David Chamberlain and the Animal Health Trust have confirmed a privately-owned horse died from the disease

Three vets leave in Godolphin reshuffle

Three vets have resigned from Godolphin as part of a reshuffle that sees racing manager Simon Crisford leaving his role to become Sheikh Mohammed's global...

Introducing eBEVA

The new site ebeva.org is the official online home of BEVA education, designed to help busy practitioners gain all their equine CPD in their own time and...

Groups Collaborate on Sport Horse Movement in Asia, Oceania

Government veterinary and animal health experts from 20 nations across Asia and Oceania recently attended a workshop in Hong Kong organised by the OIE...

New study helps identify post-anaesthetic colic risk

A new US colic study, published in EVJ, in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, has identified various risk factors associated...

Vets with Horsepower back in the saddle for 2014

The Horsepower team are gearing up for yet another epic journey! 12 Bikers covering over 2700 miles, 12 Countries and 80 hours of CPD, all in just 16 days...

Pat Hughes becomes second Irish trainer to be charged over steroids

Pat Hughes, appeared in Court on Feb 13 on eight charges of possession of banned animal remedies, including the anabolic steroid Stanozol

Government to Reclassify Ketamine

Government to Reclassify Ketamine

The BVA invites nominations for its prestigious awards

Nominations are now open for this year's BVA awards

RCVS calls on Unite to get its facts right first

Nick Stace, Chief Executive of the Royal College has responded to a press release from Unite the Union

Call for a shakeup in vets' regulatory system

The countries largest union have warned that the RCVS should not be the 'judge and jury' when it comes to regulating the UK's 27,000 vets

Help horses by supporting the National Equine Health Survey

NEHS data has revealed crucial information about common diseases such as skin problems, lameness, weight issues and colic - Why not do your bit to help...

Major welfare charities welcome new Welsh legislation to tackle *fly grazing but say that England is now a more attractive place to abandon horses

A Welsh Bill that provides local authorities with the tools to combat fly grazing, abandonment and the straying of horses has received Royal Assent and...

Sudden Equine Death Research yields clues

Research at the Dick Vet, funded by the HBLB, is yielding some clues regarding the provenance and risk factors for sudden death in equine racehorses

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Cammpaign4Rob

Over £2m for Veterinary Science and Education in 2014

In 2014 the (HBLB) will be managing new veterinary scientific research investment on behalf of The Racing Foundation, the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association...

RCVS seeks views of veterinary graduates on extra-mural studies

The RCVS has launched a survey asking recent UK graduates to share their experiences of the role played by EMS while studying for their degree

Acorn glut kills 90 New Forest ponies and cattle

The Verderers, who oversee the forest's commoners and their animals, said they would usually expect about eight deaths in a year but rarely more than ...

Switzerland Bans the use of Hyperflexion in Competition and Training

Swiss officials have enacted a law prohibiting the use of hyperflexion (also known as rollkur)

Definitive reference source published on equine endocrine disorders

Equine endocrine disorders, such as Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), are becoming more promptly identified and treated, thanks to ongoing...

RCVS issues call for evidence on provision of 24-hour emergency veterinary cover

The RCVS is inviting responses from veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and animal owners to a call for evidence on the provision of 24-hour emergency...

BHA enhances anti-doping Policy

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced the completion of a Review of its Anti-doping and Medication Control Policy ('the Policy')

Latest Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Disease Surveillance Report Now Available

The latest report is now available online along with all previous reports

Confirmation of the new Tripartite Agreement between the UK, Ireland and France

The new agreement will come into force on the 18th May 2014

British Racing comes together to promote the sport's commitment to welfare through 'The Horse Comes First' campaign

The leading organisations in British Racing have launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the high standards of equine welfare and care given...

HBLB Publishes Codes of Practice for 2014

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published the 36th edition of the Codes of Practice on equine disease, in preparation for the 2014 equine breeding...

RCVS Consultation on proposed new Royal Charter launched

The new Royal Charter would clarify and underpin the role of the College and give it formal recognition as regulator of the veterinary nursing profession...

21 people arrested in horsemeat raids in France

The arrests were made following suspicion that horses used to develop medicines were sold fraudulently for food

Minimum Standards for PIO's

A minimum operating standards document has been issued to all UK PIO's

Autumn update on Atypical Myopathy

If you are aware of a case, the Atypical Myopathy Alert Group (AMAG) would like to invite you to report it to their researchers at the University of Liege...

Submissions invited for 2014 Equine Colic Research Symposium

Scientists and clinicians are invited to submit abstracts of recent colic research work for possible presentation at BEVA’s 11th Equine Colic Research...

Statement on Gerard Butler Disciplinary findings from BHA

The Disciplinary Panel of BHA announced their decision that Gerard Butler be disqualified from the sport for five years

BHA tightens Rules on Prohibited Substances

BHA tightens Rules on Prohibited Substances

Horse Vets Show High Compliance with Antimicrobial Best Practice

Horse vets show high compliance with antimicrobial best practice

RCVS launches new ‘Queen’s Medal’ honour

The President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) launched a new College honour, the RCVS Queen's Medal, at an event in the House of Lords...

Update to BHA certificate of non-contagiousness

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) would like to notify BEVA members of a recent update to its Certificate of Non-Contagiousness

New Chairs elected to BVA committees

BEVA Past President, Madeleine Campbell, takes over the helm of the Ethics and Welfare Group (EWG)

French vets walk out on strike!

VETS across France were on strike yesterday (November 6th) in protest at a new law which will which restrict their ability to administer drugs

JAVMA looks at UK Experiences of Veterinary Mental Health

It’s no secret that the veterinary profession can be rough on individuals, particularly newly qualified vets - A recent review of a 2012 survey looks into...

BVA announces David Calpin as new Chief Executive

David joins the BVA from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) where he was a Deputy Director and has held a number of senior...

Equine influenza - EVJ asks: Are we protecting our horses effectively?

Equine influenza: EVJ asks "Are we protecting our horses effectively?"

VMD Launch New HORSE MEDICINES - INFORMATION SHEET FOR VETS

VMD Launch New HORSE MEDICINES - INFORMATION SHEET FOR VETS

BEVA Trust Survey - Have your say!

The new BEVA Trust committee is keen to understand the views and expectations of the BEVA membership with regards to the Trust and how you would like to...

Latest Equine Influenza Alerts

The AHT has recently received a number of positive samples from around the UK

RCVS clarifies role on new veterinary schools

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has clarified its role with regard to new UK veterinary schools, by saying that it has no mandate to control student...

New Statue of Sefton unveiled at the RVC

A life-sized statue of a military horse that survived a terrorist attack in London was recently unveiled at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Hawkshead...

Burghley Winner tested positive for a prohibited substance

Both Clifton Promise (Jonathan Paget) and Clifton Pinot (Kevin McNab) tested positive for the substance Reserpine, both have been suspended pending the...

UC Davis Discovers EPM to be More Widespread Than Expected

A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine revealed that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (E...

Illegal horse grazing Bill published by Welsh government

New legislation to tackle illegal horse grazing in Wales has been published which would allow councils to destroy horses humanely as a last resort

Economic and efficacy benefits of targeted worming treatments in horses

A study published earlier this month has shown that targeting anthelmintic treatments to horses that have a high worm egg count in the faeces was more...

International Equestrian Federation to introduce injury surveillance system over allegations of horse deaths

The FEI has pledged to introduce an injury surveillance system (ISS) this autumn in response to allegations that dozens of horses die each season while...

Industry believes new vet schools aren’t needed in the UK

More than 70% of voters disagreed with the debate motion - "This house believes that new vet schools will benefit equine veterinary practice in the UK...

Changes to FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List for 2014

The FEI Bureau has approved changes to the FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List proposed by the FEI List Group. The new List will come into force on ...

Princess Haya to conduct investigation into veterinary drugs found on Dubai jet

Unlicensed products were seized from a Dubai government private jet at London's Stansted airport earlier this year

Work related injuries in Equine Practitioners

Now is your opportunity to tell us about your own experience of work related injuries

Equine Influenza Alert

The AHT has received positive samples from multiple counties during September

Human medicine the 'prime cause of antimicrobial resistance'

A major Government report has stated that Antimicrobial resistance seen in human medicine is primarily the result of antibiotic use in people, rather than...

RCVS announces new Heads of Veterinary Nursing and Education

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) would like to welcome Julie Dugmore and Christine Warman to the team

BEVA Introduces Internship Programme to Support Graduates

BEVA introduces Internship Programme to support graduates

BEVA and BVDA Complete Review of EDT Examination

BEVA and BVDA Complete Review of EDT Examination

Plant Extracts shown to inhibit Cyathostome Larvae

Plant Extracts shown to inhibit Cyathostome Larvae

BEVA and VDS Launch Updated Insurance Examination Certificate

BEVA and VDS Launch Updated Insurance Examination Certificate

RCVS calls for 2014 Honours nominations

The RCVS is eager to hear about any individuals, of whatever age or experience, who have made an outstanding contribution to the veterinary sphere

2013 BEVA Council Election

BEVA's first online election for new Council members will take place before Congress!

Investigation into the use of Sungate concludes

Based on the information gathered during the investigation the BHA concluded that there are no grounds for charges to be brought.

Make fly-grazing a criminal offence, says NFU

The NFU has called for fly-grazing, where horses and ponies are dumped on farmland, to be made a criminal offence

Written statement from the welsh government on the Consultation of Fly grazing and abandonment of horse and ponies

The consultation has convinced ministers that continuing and urgent action is required to deal with the problem

Call for submissions to put research into practice as AWF invites proposals for sheep, cattle and horse research

The AWF have opened the research grant process for it's Norman Hayward Fund and ask potential applicants to think about putting research into practice...

National Equine Health Survey Results

A full report from this year's survey is now available

New Research: Alfalfa dodder (Cuscuta campestris) toxicity in horses: clinical, haematological and serum biochemical findings

Results from the observational study conducted by S M Abutarbush were published 'Ahead of Print' in the July Issue of Veterinary Record

Confirmed Outbreak of Equine Influenza (EI) in Shropshire

The AHT have diagnosed a positive case of EI in Shropshire, this case follows positive diagnoses recently made in Northumberland, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire...

Lameness continues to be a problem for nation’s horses

Results from the Blue Cross National Equine Health Survey (NEHS), have revealed lameness as the most common syndrome affecting the UK's horses and ponies...

HBLB funded research in the press

The latest issue of Horse and Hound highlights the importance of the Levy Board's work and it's rich history of advancing veterinary medicine to the benefit...

New study shows horse owners need to understand resistance to dewormers as a serious health threat

Horse owners are largely unaware of the threat of resistance to dewormers and the importance of appropriate 'targeted' dosing concludes a recent questionnaire...

New CEO appointed for Animal Health Trust

Dr Mark Vaudin will take the reins from Dr Peter Webbon at the end of September this year

New RCVS President invested at AGM

The RCVS saw the investiture of the new President, Col Neil Smith, at the recent RCVS Day held at the Royal College of Physicians, London

RCVS AGM and Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all BEVA Members who were elected (and re-elected) to RCVS Council as well as those members who received awards at this year's RCVS...

How Reliable Are Microchips for Horse Identification?

How reliably can microchips be located and read, and are the horses injured by having chips implanted? These issues have been addressed by the team of...

Increasing graduate numbers appear to have had little impact on vet job prospects, says RCVS

Increasing graduate numbers over the last five years have had little impact on veterinary job prospects, according to the Royal College of Veterinary ...

World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) 2013 Merial Applied Equine Research Award

Nominations are sought for the Merial Applied Equine Research Award. The 2013 award will honor advances in the understanding of emerging diseases in horses...

“Too many horse vets and not enough jobs,” says BEVA survey

A recent survey suggests that there may be five times as many veterinary graduates wishing to work in equine practice as there are jobs available

Confirmed outbreak of Equine Influenza (EI) in Hertfordshire

A positive diagnosis was made by qPCR on a nasopharyngeal swab and confirmed on the 28th June

EHV-1 Neurological Disease Outbreak in Devon

The AHT confirmed the outbreak on the 2nd July following positive diagnosis in two Thoroughbred mares

Hetastarch and Pentastarch products withdrawn from UK market

Similar action is expected throughout Europe following a risk assessment by the European Medicines Authority

NFU to investigate scale of flygrazing problem and to push for new legislation

The decision to push for new legislation comes after analysing the legal implications of the move

RCVS Annual General Meeting and awards presentation

The RCVS AGM and Presentation of Awards will be held on Friday 5th July 2013 at the Royal College of Physicians, London

New study links sycamore tree to Atypical Myopathy

A new study published in EVJ concludes that Toxins from the seeds of the tree Acer pseudoplatanus are the likely cause of Atypical Myopathy (AM) in Europe...

BVA Committee Vacancies

It's election time at BVA and with a range of vacant positions on all of the BVA's standing committees there's something to suit everyone

Latest Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Disease Surveillance Report Now Available

The latest report is now available online along with all previous reports

John McEwen recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Congratualtions to BEVA Member and former BEVA Treasurer, John McEwen, who was awarded the MBE for services to equestrian sport

Riders needed for important research project

Equine vets at the AHT are appealing to horse riders to help with an important research project assessing the interaction between horse, saddle and rider...

Minister Gives Evidence on Bute to EFRAComm

David Heath tells EFRAComm that high leveles of bute in UK horse carcasses may reflect higher levels of testing in the UK

University of Surrey makes key appointment for new School of Veterinary Medicine

Prof. Chris Proudman is expected to commence work at Surrey in early September

HBLB funds free CEMO laboratory test for non-Thoroughbred stallions

To encourage wider use of screening for CEMO the HBLB is funding free laboratory testing for non-Thoroughbred stallions that have not been previously tested...

Smartphone Technology used to aid horse recovery

Scientists at Illinois and other US veterinary schools are now using accelerometers to monitor horses' movements as they wake from anesthesia and to develop...

Calls for Simpler Horse Passport System as Survey Results Highlight Poor Understanding and Compliance

Almost 3,000 horse owners, 100 local authority enforcement agents, 600 veterinary surgeons, 54 Passport Issuing Organisations (PIOs) and two abattoirs...

How Much Weight Can Horses Comfortably Carry?

New Japanese research has revealed a reliable method for ensuring our horses aren't getting overloaded

HBLB’s Veterinary Advisory Committee: Expressions of interest

The VAC are currently seeking to appoint an equine veterinary clinician member and all expressions of interest are invited

BHA Statement on the use of Anabolic Steroids in Racehorses

The BHA have issued a reminder to veterinary surgeons, clarifying the current Rules of Racing relating to Anabolic Steroids

New research shows equine lameness can be measured

Opinions on the value of flexion tests in assessing lameness have been previously divided, but the new research looks set to change this

Owners' experiences of equine euthanasia or death

The Veterinary Record report on the National Fallen Stock Company(NFSCo) survey that was completed by almost 800 horse owners.

Half price CPD for BEVA members!

Thanks to some generous subsidies, we have managed to reduce the fees members pay for CPD courses to 50% this year and have made webinars free to all members...

BHA statement regarding veterinary product Sungate

In light of a television interview with the BHA's Chief Executive, the BHA have released an update on the veterinary product, Sungate

RCVS calls for a Private Members’ Bill to protect the title ‘Veterinary Nurse'

The RCVS has written to the MPs drawn in yesterday's (16 May) private members' Bill ballot to call upon them to introduce legislation to protect the title...

Sheikh Mohammed's son-in-law explains pressures that lead to doping in endurance racing

Endurance racing needed a smooth day out at Windsor last weekend, after the negative publicity that has surrounded it in recent days

Vets provide better out-of-hours health care than GPs do

"The quality of treatment our cat received at the weekend shames the NHS" - A Telegraph reporter comments on the out-of-hours service he received over...

FSA delayed plans to test every horse before crisis

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) explored the idea of testing all horses slaughtered in the UK months before the horsemeat food crisis began in January

Ireland fast-tracks central equine database

Irish Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has announced he is pushing through plans to establish the database within the Animal Identification and Movement...

Lapsed vaccinations risk horses’ lives warns Blue Cross

New figures from leading pet charity Blue Cross have revealed that lapsed vaccinations in horses and ponies have become worryingly commonplace

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Council and VN Council elections results

Congratulations to BEVA members Thomas Witte and Chris Tufnell for their election and re-election to RCVS Council

Congress Registration Now Open!

Book before the 5th August to benefit from great 'Early Bird' discounts

NEHS needs YOU to help safeguard our horses’ health!

The National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) is run by Blue Cross, in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association.  Introduced in 2010 and now...

Alleged veterinary involvement in positive Anabolic Steroids samples

The BHA has revealed that a number of Newmarket trainer Gerard Butler's horses have tested positive to a substance believed to be stanozolol.

John Nicol BVM&S MRCVS

It is with great sadness that we report the death of BEVA Past President, John Nicol BVM&S MRCVS

BHA statement on Sungate

Immediately following the results of the testing in training, the BHA, in conjunction with the NTF, notified trainers that the product in question contains...

Eight-year ban for Al Zarooni

The BHA have disqualified Mahmood Al Zarooni for eight years after he admitted administering anabolic steroids to horses in his care.

Al Zarooni faces BHA hearing

Classic-winning Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing after "serious irregularities...

Welsh wild pony herd hit by bad weather

Farmers who monitor a herd of about 200 wild ponies on hillsides in north Wales believe up to half of them have died during the harsh spring weather

All Clear for Cotswolds’ EHV Outbreak

It has been reported that the EHV outbreak in the Cotswolds seems to have resolved

FSA launches review into its own response on horsemeat

Vice-chair of Cambridge University Hospitals Professor Pat Troop has been appointed the head of the independent review

Agriculture Minister signals intention to overhaul the horse passport system

Listen to Agriculture Minister, David Heath and a European Commission spokesman on yesterday's "Farming Today" Programme

Veterinary teams invited to Virtual Question Time

Members of the veterinary team are invited to attend the first-ever Virtual Question Time held by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

New Racing Restriction in France

The BHA wishes to alert all Veterinary Surgeons of a Rule change by France Galop

Gangmasters Licensing Authority guidance for veterinary practices published

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) would like to draw to veterinary practices' attention the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA)'s guidance...

Very low levels of bute found in Asda 'Smart Price Corned Beef'

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been informed by Asda that very low levels of the Phenylbutazone, have been found in tins of its Smart Price Corned...

AHVLA publishes first veterinary and technical strategy

The strategy describes the essential functions required of AHVLA veterinary and technical services looking ahead five to ten years

Independent Disciplinary Committees – Veterinary Surgeons Act amended

On 6th April, the Legislative Reform Order (LRO) to reconstitute the RCVS' disciplinary committees separately from its Council came into force and has...

FEEVA Update

BEVA is a member and supporter of the Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations.  FEEVA is part of the FVE with offices in Brussels, and is...

XIth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction - Call for Abstracts

The deadline for submission of abstracts for consideration for ISER XI is 1st July 2013

RCVS seek applicants for parliamentary internship

The internship is to support the activities of Professor the Lord Trees

Equine weight loss: it’s all in the ‘breed’ing

A new study has confirmed that different breeds have different capacities for weight loss

RCVS call for views on Day One Competences

The survey is the first step in a review of the Day One Competences, which define the level to be expected of new veterinary graduates when they first...

Grand National jockey criticised by children’s charity

Katie Walsh, has been criticised by a children's charity after claiming that racehorses are looked after "better than some children"

RCVS VN Council seeks nominees for Golden Jubilee award

This award is decided each year by VN Council - veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons and lay people can be nominated

BEF Members team up with Veterinary Experts to create united EHV awareness

The BEF and its Olympic sport Member Bodies are working together to provide best-practice guidelines, info and advice for all Member Bodies, horse owners...

HBLB Announces New Research Grant Funding for 2013

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has opened applications for equine veterinary research grants in 2013.

BEVA members standing for RCVS Council

Read the candidate manifestos and support your fellow BEVA members in this year's elections

Disease Threat Lifted from Badminton Horse Trials

Following confirmation of Equine Herpes Virus in the Beaufort Hunt stables at Badminton, urgent action has been taken to ensure the hygiene and biosecurity...

National Equine Forum now televised

The Forum was attended by over 200 representative of the equestrian industry, who listened to and debated the latest equestrian news, views and research...

Theiler’s disease (acute serum hepatitis) causative agent identified

Researchers at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have recently identified a virus as the likely cause of the disease

Vets reminded of 31st March retention fee deadline

Fee payments received after this date are subject to additional charges, and veterinary surgeons with fees that remain unpaid after 31 May will be removed...

Latest Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Disease Surveillance Report Now Available

The latest report is now available online along with all previous reports

EHV Confirmed At Beaufort Hunt Stables

Veterinary advice has been sought in order to ensure a secure environment for international event horses due to arrive in 6 weeks time

Contaminated/horse meat - Ossory Meats operations are suspended

The Republic's Department of Agriculture has suspended operations at an equine abattoir after an inspection found "irregularities" relating to horse passports...

RCVS and VN Councils elections underway

Ballot papers and candidates details have been posted to all veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses eligible to vote - Support your fellow BEVA members...

EU agencies to advise on risks from phenylbutazone in horsemeat

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to carry out a joint assessment of...

OFT agrees to drop ‘top ten medicines’ requirement

Following discussion with the RCVS towards the end of 2012, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), has agreed that the requirement be dropped, initially for...

The future of horse passports

System overhaul expected within six months

EHV outbreak in Cotswolds Continues

Mark Lucey has reported on the EVG (UK) that the EHV saga continues in the Cotswolds

Warnings over horse meat issues - Letter to government claimed to have been ignored

A member of the FSA has said that he helped draft a letter in April 2011 warning authorities about horse meat entering the UK food chain and of the horse...

First Executive Director will lead RCVS Charitable Trust’s EBVM ambitions

Nick Royle will head the charity as it becomes a leading advocate for evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM)

New simple health checklist for horse owners helps ensure responsible horse care

Ensuring you are caring for your horse responsibly has never been so easy with the launch of a simple, concise horse care checklist at this year’s National...

UK antimicrobial resistance strategies need to think globally

A recent communiqué issued by the organising committee of a recent symposium on AMR suggests that national strategies need to consider measures to reduce...

Is this the shape of Veterinary Practice in the UK?

A recent article in the New York Times highlights the difficulties faced by young vets in America

MEPs call for more checks in food supply chain

Food chain checks must be "stepped up", as consumer confidence has taken a kick in light of the horsemeat scandal, MEPs said.

Confirmed: maggots can help heal horse wounds!

A new study published in EVJ and a special AAEP supplement, concludes that maggots can play an integral role in modern veterinary care for a variety of...

New RCVS/BVA report supports ethical review of practice-based research

A Working Party led by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has published guidance on ethical review...

Call for Participants in First National Equine Ulcer Study

BEVA members interested in gastroscopy are being invited to take part in the UK's first national gastroscopy diagnostic study

Don't miss the National Equine Health Survey

Help safeguard the future health and welfare of the UK's horses and ponies by taking part in this year's National Equine Health Survey (NEHS)

PBZ Contamination Update

PBZ Contamination Update

Boehringer Ingelheim to run ‘Talk About Laminitis’ initiative again in 2013

Last year, Boehringer Ingelheim's 'Talk About Laminitis' disease awareness initiative saw over 9000 horses and ponies tested for PPID through its free...

BEVA CPD - Have your say!

Share your CPD ideas with us and be in with the chance to win FREE Registration

Outbreak of Neurological Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)

Neurological Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) reported in Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire

New Insurance Guides for Horse Owners and Veterinary Surgeons

The new guides aim to help vets and their clients negotiate the complexities of equine insurance with clarity

Nominees for RCVS Council and VN Council elections announced

BEVA Members stand for election to the RCVS Council

BEF Encourages top riders to seek advice from their vets on EHV and WNV vaccination

With an increase in the reported cases of both EHV1 and EHV4, riders should be aware of the increased risk to travelling horses and should consider talking...

BVA calls on VMD to restrict anthelmintic dispensing

The BVA believe it is important that all anthelmintics be classified as POM-V so that their use is conditional on appropriate veterinary advice for all...

Don't forget the deadline for Clinical Research abstracts for BEVA Congress 2013 *One month to go!*

To be in with a chance of presenting your clinical research abstract at BEVA Congress 2013 in Manchester, submit your abstract to the BEVA Office by Friday...

EIA Update

Further to the diagnosis of EIA in October 2012, Defra have now completed all testing of in contact animals on the affected and related premises

Applications now open for RCVS disciplinary committees

Applications are now open for new members to join the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) statutory committees - the Preliminary Investigation...

BEVA Congress 2013 Exhibition Stand Bookings Now Open!

Considering exhibiting at the largest gathering of equine vets in europe? Book your stand today!

National Equine Database (NED) essential for exotic disease control strategy

In the May issue of EVJ, Roly Owers and Keith Meldrum of World Horse Welfare will argue the case for maintaining a database

Legislative Reform Order updating RCVS disciplinary system finalised by Minister

Legislation has been approved that brings veterinary regulation up to date, by ensuring the independence of those who adjudicate on complaints.

Last chance to look at the AAEP Kester News hour selection in EVJ

Papers are available to all as a free online collection

Have you got your nomination in yet?

There are only two weeks let for nominations to be received for the RCVS and VN Council elections

Link found between tree seed and Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

New research from the USA and recently published in EVJ has shown that a toxin from the box elder tree is the likely cause of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy...

British Dressage Performance and Team Vet Position Available

The WCP in partnership with British Dressage is (BD) is seeking to appoint a veterinarian to support the WCP Dressage Performance Programme and also the...

Congress 2013 Clinical Research - Call for Abstracts

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st March 2013

Information day for RCVS and VN Council election candidates to be held in January

Perspective candidates can find out more about what the role involves

African Horse Sickness (AHS) Control Strategy

The strategy was developed by a working group chaired by The Horse Trust and involving the equine industry, research organisations and Defra

LANTRA Launch consultation on National Occupational Standards for Equine Dental Technicians

BEVA members are asked to repsond to the consulation online

Latest Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance Report

The latest report is now available online along with all previous reports

Ewen Cameron

Ewen Cameron

RCVS Register of Members 2012 now available to buy

For the first time, this year, printed copies of the register of members are no longer being posted free of charge for all veterinary surgeons and VNs

Help the RCVS to become a first-rate regulator

For your chance to help your profession, take part in an online survey today

Recent Headshaking Study

The study found that a pioneering new surgical procedure could be a viable option for headshaking in horses

Working together towards first-rate regulation: have your say

The RCVS are asking for your opinion on how you feel they can improve the way your profession is regulated

Major step towards finding the cause of Atypical Myopathy

Important new links have been discovered as to the cause of the disease

BEVA Trust provides free access to EVJ's laminitis research

A collection of 15 articles have become freely available online to horse owners and members of the public

Statement from the BHA, NTF, ROA with advice from the Animal Health Trust concerning Equine Herpes Virus

The recent confirmed outbreak of EHV-1 in a singl training yard in the West Country has to date been very well contained, despite rumours to the contrary...

Memorial Service for Cheshire Vet Ray Williamson

The memorial service is to be held on Monday 26th November

Tim Morris to leave BHA

His departure forms part of the ongoing restructure of BHA services

BEVA Supports Antibiotic Awareness Day

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has pledged its support for the annual European Antibiotic Awareness day in human medicine, to be held...

Measures to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance must be Science-based, says BVA

Political measures to reduce antimicrobial resistance in Europe and the UK are in danger of becoming kneejerk reactions that are not based on sound science...

Candidates sought for RCVS and VN Council elections

Nominations are now being sought for candidates to stand in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon Council (RCVS Council) and Veterinary Nurse Council...

Reported Outbreak of Neurological Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)

Reported Outbreak of Neurological Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)

New Grass Sickness Vaccine Trial Pilot Study Announced

The Equine Grass Sickness Fund, the AHT and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies are pleased to announced that a small pilot trial has been approved...

Expressions of interest invited for 2 new members to join the HBLB's Veterinary Advisory Committee

The VAC are currently seeking to appoint 2 new members for 2013

RCVS call for comments as they review the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS)

The RCVS will be considering how the PSS might develop in future

African Horse Sickness (England) Regulations 2012

The regulations will come into force on 21st November

Join the colic survey!

Nottingham University School of Veterinary Medicine are looking for Veterinary Surgeons to assist in an EBM project

Equine Hendra Virus Vaccine Launched in Australia

From the 1st November the Australian Equine Industry will receive a boost in their fight against the deadly Hendra Virus

Increased vigilance called for by AHT for equine influenza among recently purchased horses and ponies

The Animal Health Trust is keen to raise awareness among UK veterinary surgeons who may be called to attend horses with clinical signs that may be attributable...

Levy Board Awards £1.6m for Racehorse Health in 2013

Nine new research projects will be supported in disciplines that reflect the HBLB's research priorities

The latest update on EIA in Cornwall

The latest bulletin comes from the AHVLA South West Region

Online CPD records keep equine vets on track

Since the RCVS launched the online PDR in April, over 600 vets have signed up to record their CPD online

Why I tweeted at congress in 2012…..

Council Member Mark Bowen discusses why he thinks some Social Media tools can help promote communication amongst professionals as well as new products...

EVA Case confirmed in Gloucestershire

EVA Case confirmed in Gloucestershire on 4th October 2012

British Horseracing's Fact Book 2011/12

BHA today published British Horseracing's Fact Book 2011/12

Advertising ban on Antimicrobials the right decision, say vets

The BVA has welcomed the decision to prohibit the advertising of antimicrobials directly to animal keepers from 2013

EIA detected in Germany

A horse has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) at a racecourse in Germany

**EIA Detected in Cornwall**

Defra has confirmed that a case of EIA has been detected in a horse in Cornwall

Illegal importation of drugs from outside of Europe

It has been brought to our attention that some animal owners are purchasing drugs via the internet from outside of the UK

Dealing with Returned Medicines

When accepting returned medicines from clients, are you 100% satisfied that the products efficacy has not been compromised?

2013 FEI Equine Prohibited Substances List in effect from 1st January

The FEI list has now been approved by the FEI Bureau and will come into force on the 1st Januar 2013

Further information on EIA Case

The AHT/International Collating Centre (ICC) have produced an Interim report on the EIA Outbreaks read the report here

Horse owners warned that Ragwort is worse than ever

Wet weather over the past few months has helped the weed thrive

2012 BEVA Award Winners

This year's prestigious BEVA Awards took place at BEVA Congress on Thursday 13th September and were presented by HRH The Princess Royal

The New York Times Attacks Racetrack Vets

New York Times Attacks Racetrack Vets

BHA announces five new Detection Times from 1st October 2012

The British Horseracing Authority announces it has adopted five new Detection Times for Romifidine, Salbutamol, Firocoxib, Butorphanol and the Romifidine...

WNV reported in humans in Croatia

WNV in Croatian horses reported in 2011.  On 17th Sept 2012 five suspected cases of human WNV reported More......

Forum for Working Equids launched at BEVA Congress

The 'IFWE' online forum is the first of its kind and will help by sharing information between those involved with the health and welfare of working equids...

WNV Cases reported in Europe

Cases of West Nile Virus have been reported on the continent

Latest Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance Report

The latest report is now available to view online along with all previous reports

VMD Annual Review

The VMD have now published their online only annual review to complement the Annual Report and Accounts

RCVS Trust to support an open symposium on the future of evidence-based veterinary medicine

The RCVS Charitable Trust is supporting an open symposium to discuss the potential for developing a range of evidence-based resources for the veterinary...

Important new information on Atypical Myopathy available in EVJ next month

The September issue of EVJ will contain two important articles on Atypical Myopathy

Bend or stretch?

How stressful is hyperflexion of horses' necks? - A study from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna sheds light on hyperflexion

RCVS seek outstanding individuals for Honours

Individuals meriting an Honorary Fellowship or Honorary Associateship are being sought by the Royal College through its nominations process

RCVS Membership examination success

The Royal College celebrated the success of 15 veterinary surgeons passing the RCVS Statuatory Examination for Membership

Protecting equine health and welfare during the Olympic Games

Following the announcement that animals will feature in the opening ceremony, AHVLA veterinary experts have been advising LOCOG and the London 2012 team...

Duvaxyn® EHV 1,4 joins Pfizer’s Equip® stable

Pfizer Animal Health have rebranded their EHV vaccine

Time to act on deadly weed warns UK horse charity

The BHS continues it's fight to combat the toxic plant Ragwort

RCVS Day - 6th July

Read about all the news and events from the day

The VMD phases out the importation of Virginiamycin for veterinary use

The VMD announced that importation will be phased out over the next 2 years and will be banned completely from September 2014

Vets back science-based European animal welfare law

The BVA has backed EU Parliament calls for a science-based European animal welfare framework law

BEVA Launches New Webinar Series

BEVA is launching a programme of Webinars to help busy practitioners access further training and CPD at their convenience. The monthly sessions, commencing...

**Win Free Registration for Congress 2012**

Take part in our online member survey for your chance to win!

AWF re-opens fund for sheep, cattle and horse research

The Norman Hayward Fund grants programme for research into the diseases and welfare of sheep, cattle and horses has been re-opened

BHA Issues Guidance on Ovuplant® in mares in training

Advice on use of deslorelin acetate implants

Results of Next Generation Gene Technologies on show at the RCVS Charitable Trust Conference

The conference showcased 'Next Generation Sequencing - The Role of New Sequence Technologies in Shaping the Future of Veterinary Science'

RCVS to provide Free webinar to help meet new Code requirement

The Royal College have teamed up with a Webinar provider to offer a free webinar which aims to help vets and nurses meet one of the new provisions of the...

RCVS Charitable Trust project to focus on new graduates

The RCVS Trustis to focus on the needs of new graduate vets starting out in practice

European Vet and Farrier Federations join forces to promote best practice

Both organisations recognise that equine welfare is best served by properly trained farriers workly closely with vets

RCVS Annual General Meeting and Awards Presentation

This year RCVS Day will be held on 6th July at the Royal College of Physicians, London

Pfizer Animal Health, soon to become standalone company 'ZoetisTM'

Pfizer have recently announced the next step in it's review of strategic alternatives for Pfizer Animal Health

Latest Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance Report

The latest report is now available online along with all previous reports

Consumer champion to lead RCVS

Nick Stace has been appointed Chief Executive and Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and will take up his post on 3 September 2012...

Clydesdale bog spavin survey

Clydesdale horses would benefit from owners knowing more about the likely causes of bog spavin

OIE & FEI Join Forces on Modernisation of Sport Horse Policies

The OIE and FEI called for new protocols for the movement of "high health, high performance" sport horses at the 80th General Session of the World Assembly...

Encouraging results for standing fracture repair in racehorses

New research indicates the potential for tangible benefits

Hendra Turns Vets Away from Equine Work

A survey of equine veterinary practices in Queensland Australia has shown that some veterinarians have stopped doing equine work because of the risks...

VMD Launches Accredited Internet Retailer Scheme

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has today  launched its Accredited Internet Retailer Scheme with the award of the VMD's first Accredited Internet...

Working with Olympic and Paralympic Teams?

As the London Olympics draw nearer, an increasing number of overseas equestrian teams are basing their horses in the UK. Some will use local practices...

RCVS re-branding ‘highly commended’ in Membership Communication Awards

Congratulations to the RCVS for receiving the MemComm Award

Assistance required in heightening flu surveillance

Following reports of equine influenza (EI) outbreaks linked to horses attending various events held in north-western France in the past few weeks, the...

Former RCVS President to sit in the House of Lords

Former Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) President, Professor Sandy Trees, will be appointed to the House of Lords as a non-party-political ...

Electoral Reform Services offers reassurance on RCVS election process

The independent body has offered reassurance that the election was fair

Your association needs you!

Could you help lead BEVA? Nomination forms are now available

Sign up for best practice management with BEVA

The two day practice management forum aims to help equine practices get the best out of their business

Spring 2012 update on Atypical Myopathy

17 clinical cases of Atypical Myopathy have been reported to Liege University and to RESPE

ARVS 2012 Summer Scientific Meeting

The Association of Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons will be holding they're Summer Scientific Meeting later this month

Join Pfizer’s EHV survey and win £500 of BEVA CPD vouchers

For your chance to win, simply complete the online survey by 31st May

BEVA early birds catch cheaper tickets

Don't forget to register before the 6th July to benefit from 'early bird' discount!

2012 Grand National - BHA Review

Read the BHA findings regarding Synchronised and According to Pete and the BHA report following review of the start

RCVS & VN Councils elections results

Congratulations to all those who stood for election to RCVS Council and to the four BEVA members who have been elected

Congress 2012 Registration Now Open

Online registration is now open for this year's Congress

View the latest webcast releases online now!

Catch up on those lectures you'd really like to see

Important step forward for Equine Evidence Based Medicine.

Medical practice now relies very heavily on evidence obtained not only from individual randomised clinical trials but from synthesis of the data generated...

RCVS warns about suspect data-gathering exercise

The Royal College of Veterinary surgeons would like to advise practices that it is not currently carrying out a data-gathering exercise

British Horseracing to Phase out the Racing of Tubed Horses

The BHA have recently considered the current position of tubed horses in horseracing

BHA statement regarding the John Smith’s Grand National

Read Prof. Tim Morris' statement on the Grand National

The Grand National 2012

Following this year's Grand National, BEVA would like to release the following statement

VN Golden Jubilee award nominations sought

The Veterinary Nurses Council is seeking nominations for the award by 8th May 2012

Codes of Professional Conduct launched

The new codes will replace the existing Guides to Professional Conduct

Further Congress 2011 webcasts now available

The next eleven sessions in the series are now available to view

RCVS responds to Information Commissioner re Overspend Review Group’s report

The RCVS has responded to the Information Commissioner on the two challenges to the College's decision not to publish the full report of the Overspend...

Happy Easter from the BEVA Office

A very Happy Easter to all of our Members

Update on Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)

Update - Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)

Final deadline to enrol for remaining RCVS Diploma

Final enrolments must be made by 1st November 2012

New Official FEI Veterinarian Identification Card

As of 1st June 2012, all Veterinarians working at FEI events will be required to carry an official FEI ID card

Boost for NEHS as leading organisations sign up

Three of the UK's major equestrian organisations pledge support for the NEHS as the results from the third survey are published

Antimicrobial resistance under scrutiny at Royal Colleges’ symposium

Leading veterinary and medical scientists and practitioners will be taking part in a symposium entitled 'Antimicrobial resistance in human and veterinary...

Contagious Equine Metritis Confirmed In Gloucestershire

Contagious Equine Metritis Confirmed In Gloucestershire

EHV-1 abortion confirmed in Warwickshire

Equine Herpes Virus -1 (EHV-1) Abortion A case of EHV-1 abortion was confirmed on 28th March 2012 by the Animal Health Trust. The affected mare was an...

Withdrawal of Founderguard

There is a good chance that Founderguard will be withdrawn from supply in the UK in the near future

Important Survey on Antimicrobial Usage

There is a significant danger that there may be a restriction in our right to dispense antimicrobials throughout the European Union and the basis on which...

Boehringer research highlights gap in owners’ laminitis knowledge

Recent research reveals that over three-quarters of horse owners believe that laminitis in the spring is most commonly caused by access to lush pasture...

Equine Veterinary Journal’s review times are shorter than ever before

The EVJ editors have been working hard to reduce the time taken to complete the peer-review process

HBLB Education Awards 2012

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) invites applications for Senior Equine Clinical Scholarships and Veterinary Research Training Scholarships for...

New look for the EVJ Bookshop

Come and visit the new EVJ bookshop on the BEVA website

Could You Help Lead BEVA?

BEVA needs enthusiastic vets of all ages, stages and levels of expertise to join council

BEVA members Standing for RCVS and VN Council Elections

Read the candidate manifestos and find out how you can vote - "It's your chance to say who you think the best people are for the job."

Fat Ponies behaving badly!

New study shows that risk of misbehaviour is higher in horses that are fat and obese

Neil Smith elected RCVS Vice-President

Col. Neil Smith was uncontested and is due to take up office at RCVS Day on 6 July 2012

New research reveals sitting in the slipstream of frontrunners is a winning strategy for jockeys

A detailed study reveals that "covering up" is highly beneficial

RCVS vs Marc J Auerbach

BEVA statement on RCVS vs Marc J Auerbach

European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (British and Irish Division) - Alastair Nelson Award

Find out how you could win up to £150 a year to help support you when attending a scientific congress

New Congress 2011 Webcasts Now Available

Catch up with lectures from BEVA Congress 2011 at the click of a mouse

Days numbered for old-style PPE certificate

A reminder that as of the 31st March the VDS will no longer support the old-style certificates in the event of a claim

New evidence suggests early exercise in Thoroughbreds may help musculoskeletal health

New evidence suggests that exercise early in life can have a positive effect

NSAID use in equine practice

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HBLB’s advances in equine veterinary science and practice

Read a new series of state-of-the-art review articles from HBLB and EVJ

International Panel Identifies Priorities for Colic Research

The AAEP Foundation has released a report identifying future research priorities for the study of Equine Colic

Equine Perinatology – EVJ supplement just released online

To honour Dr Peter Rossdale's contribution to equine perinatology, EVJ has published a supplement on the topic which has just become available online....

Have your say on BEVA CPD

We would like hear what you think of our CPD

Professor Barrie Edwards' EVJ Bibliography

Prof. Edwards bibiliography has been published in EVJ in recognition of his immense contribution to equine veterinary science

Woman and Horse left dead after Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

While Florida fire authorities probe the cause of a hyperbaric oxygen chamber explosion that killed one horse and one woman and injured another woman,...

WNV vector found in UK

A species of mosquito suspected of transmitting West Nile Virus to humans in Europe has been discovered in the marshes of north Kent and south Essex...

RCVS meeting in Leeds on 8th March

Put your questions to the RCVS at "Question Time"

Vets cite robust enforcement as essential to success of EU welfare strategy

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has broadly welcomed the European Commission's new Animal Welfare Strategy but urges the Commission to ensure...

New Face for the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association

The new look marks the relaunch of the welfare association

Are You Squeaky Clean?

How often do we think about ourselves as the source of contamination of forensic blood samples?

Arrhythmias found in post-op horses

New research from the University of Liverpool

WCVM research survey targets Cushing’s disease

Just how common is the disease internationally?

FEI debates future of Equestrian Sport

Forum to debate key issues

RCVS Charitable Trust news: EMS research grants and travel scholarships awarded

Five veterinary students have now been selected to received (EMS) research grants from the RCVS Charitable Trust

RCVS urges support for proposed changes to disciplinary procedures

Defra launch a public consultation on proposals which would enable the RCVS to reconstitute its disciplinary committees

Independent review to develop future surveillance model for England and Wales

New Independant Advisory Group tasked to recommend a future delivery model for surveillance

RCVS overspend – An Apology

RCVS Presentation to the BVA made available

RCVS VN Diploma: intellectual property will transfer to City & Guilds

The move follows the decision to close the College's awarding body

New Research Suggests Animals Not To Blame For Human Antimicrobial Resistance

Research from the University of Glasgow indicates that the risk is lower than previously indicated

RCVS Acting Registrar appointed

Gordon Hockey will succeed Jane Hern as Acting Registrar

Happy New Year!

The BEVA Office would like to wish all of our members a very Happy New Year and we look forwardf to seeing what 2012 will bring!

New Drug combination may limit joint damage

Research at the University of Sydney suggests that a new osteoarthritis drug combination could significantly extend the working life of racing and other...

Anaesthesia Course Clarification

The RCVS clarify that the C&G qualification has not been approved by the college

RCVS ‘Overspend Report’ – Freedom of Information enquiry decision

The full report produced by Prof. Bill McKelvey will not be released publicly based on advice sought by the RCVS

BHA seeks input on dantrolene study design

BHA seeks input on dantrolene study design

Badger cull pilots a major step on long road to tackling Bovine TB

Veterinary Associations have given their support to Defra following the announcement of two pilot badgers culls in 2012

Book your CPD Courses Online Now!

You can now book all your favourite CPD online now

Update on Atypical Myopathy Cases

*Please note that this last week, the number of cases of atypical myopathy has increased significantly!* On the 2nd December 2011,  97 clinical cases compatible...

New Bookmarks to help explain the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS)

Keep in your clients good books with new bookmarks from the RCVS

Vets’ and VNs’ views needed by Social Mobility and the Professions Survey

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are being encouraged by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to take part in a short, online survey...

Epidemiological update: end of West Nile virus transmission season in Europe

Since 27th October no new cases have been reported in Europe

Four New BHA Detection Times Announced

Four New BHA Detection Times Announced

BEVA Emergency Treatment Form

Defra have finally agreed to support the use of the new form

Proposed scheme to raise standards in the horse trade

The Equine Disease Coalition is proposing a 'Voluntary Equine Animals Trading Scheme' (VEATS)

One world theme will brings scientists together on antimicrobial resistance

A one day antimicrobial resistance (AMR) symposium is announced for March 2012

RCVS calls for comments on new draft Performance Protocol

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is calling for comment on a draft Performance Protocol, which aims to manage proportionately any justified...

LitoVet Scientific Achievement Award Winner Announced

Dr Peter Clegg, associate editor of EVJ wins the inaugural LitoVet Scientific Achievement Award at the AHT Equestrian awards

Indian Animal Charity Seeks Veterinary Volunteers

Help in Suffering (HIS) champions the welfare of animals in Jaipur

RCVS Registrar to stand down

RCVS registrar to stand down

The latest Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Surveillance report is now available

Read the latest report and all previous reports online

RCVS saddened by death of former President

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is saddened to learn of the death of a former President of the College, Colonel Peter Storie-Pugh CBE MC FRCV...

Difficult task ahead for new Animal Health and Welfare Board for England

Defra has announced the first non-executive members of the new Animal Health and Welfare Board for England: Stewart Houston, Stuart Roberts, Mark Tufnell...

Olympic Games Health Screening – The Exotic Disease Threat

Defra recently hosted a brainstorming exercise on the threat posed by exotic disease to the UK's equine population and to the success of the equestrian...

Veterinary nursing celebrates 50 years with call for statutory regulation

Veterinary nursing celebrates 50 years with call for statutory regulation

RCVS VN Council decides to close awarding body

RCVS VN Council decides to close awarding body

RCVS calls for comment on future of veterinary specialisation

RCVS calls for comment on future of veterinary specialisation

New badge to identify registered veterinary nurses

New badge to identify registered veterinary nurses

Effect of worm burden on performance horses

Effect of worm burden on performance horses

VBF Online Survey

VBF Online Survey

False-positive glanders serological reactions in ponies

False-positive glanders serological reactions in ponies

Dr Luisa Smith wins the Richard Hartley Clinical Award

Luisa Smith receives Richard Hartley Award at Congress 2011

Royal Veterinary College launches emergency appeal to help drought-ravaged Kenya

RVC launches emergency appeal to help drought-ravaged Kenya

BHA to impose new whip sanctions

BHA to impose new whip sanctions

New AHT Equestrian Award

A new award has been introduced as part of the Animal Health Trust (AHT) UK Equestrian Awards.  The Litovet® Equine Scientific Achievement Award will recognise...

EMS Grants now available to veterinary undergraduates

EMS - time to explore veterinary research

Final deadlines for old-style RCVS Certificates

Final approval of experience needed

Racehorse Dissection on TV

Channel 4's "Inside Nature's Giants" team will be looking at the racehorse at 8pm on Tuesday 20th September 2011

BEVA Grads launches at Congress

New BEVA Grads scheme launches at Congress

Anaesthesia Skills Survey from the Dick

Anaesthesia Skills Survey from the Dick

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

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...

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...

Congratulations to our winners!

Winners announced from Survey

RCVS Lends broad support to recommendations of Hughes report

RCVS supports Simon Hughes MP's report for Access to Education

Outbreak of Hendra virus in Australia

Outbreak of Hendra virus in Australia

Practice Stamps Warning for Vaccinations

"Practice Stamps" Warning for Vaccinations

Council Elections Open

Call for Nominations

EIA Risk Assessment

Defra EIA Risk Assessment

Vets with Horse Power!

Horse Power 2011

Dourine

Dourine

Survey reveals vets optimistic for their own economic future

Survey reveals vets optimistic for their own economic future

Final call for comments on draft RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for vets

It's the final call for comments on the draft new RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons, as the consultation closes on Friday, 24 ...

RCVS Day - 1st July 2011

RCVS recognise veterinary achievement

VMD drops controversial plans for new medicine category

Following ongoing lobbying by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and other veterinary bodies the Veterinary Medicines Directorate has dropped controversial...

Chance to win FREE Congress registration!!

Chance to win free Congress registration

Outbreak of Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum) in Italy

Outbreak of Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum) in Italy

Documentation of equine semen being shipped within the UK

Documentation of equine semen being shipped within the UK

Revised PPE Certificate and New PPE Guidance Notes

On 2nd June 2011 the RCVS Council approved a revised pre-purchase examination certificate and a new "guidance notes" to replace the existing "joint memorandum...

RCVS to celebrate 50 years of veterinary nursing

‘Looking back: stepping forward’ – seminar to celebrate 50 years of veterinary nursing

Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report

Latest Defra/AHT/BEVA equine quarterly disease surveillance report

BVA Elections

Vacancies on BVA Groups

A Memorial Event to Celebrate Barrie Edward's Life

A memorial event to celebrate Barrie's life will be held at Leahurst, Chester High Road, CH64 7TE starting at 3pm on THURSDAY 2nd June 2011 All are welcome...

USA face further outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)

USA face further outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)

Opportunity for one lucky Vet and their family

Television opportunity for vet and family

Horse set on fire in horrific attack

Police in Keady, County Armagh were called to an incident where a horse was set on fire at about 9.20pm last night (19 May).   A member of the public put...

Academics at Bristol launch new survey on UK horse movements

Academics at Bristol launch new survey on UK horse movements

Memorial Event Planned for Barrie Edwards

Barrie Edwards' wife Sue and their family have asked thanks to be passed on to all those who have sent wonderful, kind messages at this very sad time....

Comments sought on proposed new disciplinary protocol

The RCVS seek comment on new disciplinary protocol

Pay overdue retention fees by 31 May to avoid Register removal

The RCVS remind members to pay retention fees

Sad News of Barrie Edwards' Death

Sad News of Barrie Edwards' Death

Win £300 of BEVA CPD Vouchers

Win £300 of BEVA CPD Voucher

New guidance on complaints procedures

RCVS revamp guidance on complaints procedures

New Online Registration for Congress 2011

New Online Registration for Congres 2011 Live Now!

PSS Core Standards = Legal Minimum

Reminder of Legal requirements for Practice

Position available with FEI

Position available with FEI

Equine Vets carry more MRSA with them than other vets

Equine Vets carry more MRSA with them than other vets

RCVS Question Time

RCVS Question Time

Feedback wanted on new code of conduct

Feedback wanted on new code of conduct

Royal Wedding to run at Fontwell on "the big day"!

A racehorse called Royal Wedding is set to attract punters on royal wedding day.   Bookmakers have installed the gelding, trained by Nick Gifford, as an...

The RCVS Trust offer Blue Sky Research Grants

The RCVS Trust offer Blue Sky Research Grants

New Animal Health & Welfare Board the right mechanism for policy making, say vets

Defra announce new Animal Health and Welfare Board for England

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from all of us at BEVA

BHA Statement on the Grand National

BHA Statement on the Grand National

Horse injured in crossbow attack

Horse injured in crossbow attack at Felbridge

New Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency

Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency merge to create new agency   Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) will merge on...

US Jockey Club Calls for Progress Towards Medication-Free Racing

US Jockey Club Calls for Progress Towards Medication-Free Racing

Veterinary surgeons needed to join RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council

Two vacancies open for veterinary surgeons to join the RCVS VN Council

BVA and FVE fight to save vets' right to dispense medicines

BVA and FVE fight to save vets' right to dispense medicines

Lessons Learned Following EIA Outbreak

Defra Review of 2010 EIA Outbreaks

Scientists eye toxins as culprit in EAM

Researchers in Switzerland have their eye on clostridial toxins as the possible cause of Equine Atypical Myopathy (EAM), a seasonal, pasture-associated...

BEVA 50th Anniversary Dinner

BEVA 50th Anniversary Dinner

Latest Eq Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report Released

Eq Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report

Update on 2012 Olympic Volunteers

Update on 2012 Olympic Volunteers

RCVS and VN Elections

RCVS and VN Council Elections

The Princess Royal extends her patronage to the Association

HRH The Princess Royal will be extending her Patronage to the Association

2011 Shipped Semen Certificate

2011 Shipped Semen Certificate

Past President's celebrate 50 years of BEVA

BEVA's past presidents help celebrate the Associations 50th Anniversary

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) report unusual illness

AVA report growing number of unusual illness

BHA Revises Ringworm Rules

BHA Revises Ringworm Rules

Clenbuterol / Ipratropium BHA Detection Times

BHA Detection Times for Clenbuterol and Ipratropium

Free Practice Benchmarking

Practice Benchmarking Offer

Update on African Horse Sickness (AHS) Outbreaks

AHS reported to be killing up to 400 horses a day

BEVA member's now entitled to discount with SEIB

BEVA member's can now get 5% discount on selected SEIB insurance policies

BHA Comment on Dexamethasone Use

Following the positive result of a precautionary test on the Cheltenham bound Binocular the BHA’s Tim Morris has reassured BEVA that there has been no...

African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreaks in South Africa

South Africa has reported three outbreaks of African Horse Sickness (AHS) in free roaming horses in Mamre area of Western Cape Province within the AHS...

Merial and Intervet/Schering-Plough Deal Off

Merck and sanofi-aventis announced today the mutual termination of their agreement to form a new animal health joint venture by combining Merial, the animal...

Book your stand at Congress 2011 NOW!

Book your trade stand at Liverpool now!!!

Are you an experienced team Vet?

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced team vet!

Queens Award for Equestrianism

John Killingbeck is nominated for the Queen's Award for Equestrianism

New Online Access to the HBLB Codes of Practice

HBLB Press Release for new online access to the HBLB Codes of Practice

2011 BEVA Shipped Semen Certification

2011 BEVA Shipped Semen Certificate

Sad News

It is with great sadness that BEVA is announcing the death of SAEVA's Past President Dr Dave Mullins. Our condolences go to his family, friends and colleagues...

North East Regional Meeting Post-poned

North East Regional Meeting post-poned due to bad weather

EIA detected in a horse in Devon

EIA detected in a horse in Devon

EIA detected in a Horse in Northumberland

Out break of Equine Infectious Anaemia detected in Northumberland

Welfare of Animals during Transport - Changes to UK Procedures

Welfare of animals during transport - changes to UK procedures relating to Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related...

EVA Alert from Defra

Defra alert to Stallion tested postive for EVA

Confirmed - EVA in a Stallion in Staffordshire

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) has been confirmed in a stallion in Staffordshire.

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Quarterly Surveillance Report

Equine Quarterly Surveillance Report

DEFRA updates EIA control measures

EIA Control Measures

Tell-Tail Text Alerts from Merial

New Text Alerts from Merial on Equine Influenza

New FEI Rules from April 5th, 2010

Any vets officiating at, or treating horses competing at, FEI events are advised that several significant new rules and regulations come into effect from...

Defra notification of CEM in a stallion

Defra has confirmed a case of Contagious Equine Metritis in a 5 year old Arabian stallion stabled in Devon. The affected horse was/is individually stabled...

The BEVA Trust Silent Auction is Underway

The BEVA Trust Silent Auction is Underway

CVO interviewed on Radio 4 concern over EIA found in the UK

Charlotte Smith:  First though, a serious horse disease has been found in two horses in Wiltshire.  There hasn’t been a case of equine infectious anaemia...

Equine Infectious Anaemia

Equine Infectious Anaemia

President 2010 speech

I would like to start my year as President by thanking the out-going President, Chris House, for his immense amount of hard work and for the dedication...

BEVA Trust Research Fellowship in Equine Science

The BEVA Trust, the charitable arm of the British Equine Veterinary Association, is delighted to announce that it will be funding not only its largest...

FEI progressive list

BEVA views the recent announcement by the FEI that they are to adopt a “Progressive List” of medications that are permissible for horses in competitions...

High autumn prevalence of atypical myopathy across Europe

"High autumn prevalence of atypical myopathy across europe" -We like to alert practitioners that there has been extremely high prevalence of equine atypical...

High autumn prevalence of atypical myopathy across europe

We like to alert practitioners that there has been extremely high prevalence of equine atypical myopathy this autumn. During October an unusually high...

BEVA members be sure to benefit from reciprocal member rates

BEVA members are entitled to claim reciprocal member rates at a number of our sister association congresses. You will usually need to quote your membership...

Horse Passports

Horse Passports - some guidance from BEVA

Race day treatment of horses

Guidelines fon the treatment of horses on racedays updated 21/7/09

HORSE PASSPORTS ( ENGLAND ) REGULATIONS 2009

HORSE PASSPORTS ( ENGLAND ) REGULATIONS 2009 From the 1st July 2009 veterinary surgeons will have new responsibilities regarding the identification of...

Outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA) in Provence, France

BEVA are advised of an outbreak of EIA near Carces in the Var region of Provence, roughly half way between Nice and Marseilles. 24 premises are currently...