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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 of Veterinary Nurses Council who were nominated this year.

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 thoroughbreds at the yard of a licensed flat trainer in Newmarket.

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 of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis continues to grow, the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is helping equine vets stay up to speed by giving them free access to a substantial collection of recent articles from around the world.

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 veterinary surgeons from the European Economic Area (EEA) after the UK leaves the European Union.


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 influenza (flu) virus within the racing community.

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. BVA is seeking anonymous feedback from vets, vet nurses, students and other veterinary professionals regarding incidents where they have witnessed discrimination or felt discriminated against.
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