Sunday, September 25, 2011

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 a person or group whose clinical or scientific work has made a substantial difference to the equine veterinary world and will be judged by a panel of leading vets and scientists.


Lanes Health, manufacturer of LitoVet®, approached the AHT to suggest creating a new award in recognition of the important role scientific research plays in developing new treatments and combating disease.  LitoVet® was itself only brought to market after a double-blind placebo trial in performance horses concluded it helped to maintain soundness, suppleness and mobility in equine joints and tissues.


Nominations for the LitoVet® Equine Scientific Achievement Award are invited for any individual or group that is currently undertaking, or has successfully implemented within the past ten years, one or more clinical or research projects which has, or will, make a significant contribution to equine health and welfare.  


The five panel members, who will be choosing the recipient of the award in 2011, are:

Sue Dyson MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS (Chair)

Catherine Dunnett BSc, PhD

Mark Vaudin PhD,

Pat Harris MA, VetMB, PhD, DipECVCN, MRCVS

Celia M Marr, BVMS, MVM, PhD, DEIM, DipECEIM, MRCVS, RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Please contact Christine Gird ( for further details or to request a nomination form, or CLICK HERE to download a nomination form.


The Litovet® Equine Scientific Achievement Award will be presented to the recipient, or recipients, at the UK Equestrian Awards held at the Lancaster London on Thursday 3 November 2011.



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