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From the monthly archives: April 2011

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

BVA and FVE fight to save vets' right to dispense medicines

BVA and FVE fight to save vets' right to dispense medicines

Health Survey Client Leaflets Available

NEHS Survey leaflets

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 muscle disorder. The disorder is characterised by a generalised complete degeneration of muscle fibres, which leads to sudden death due to collapse of the cardio-respiratory system in over 90 per cent of the cases. Writing in the latest Gluck Equine Disease Quarterly, Dr Lucia Unger and Professor Vinzenz Gerber, from the Equine Clinic at the University of Berne, said the economic impact is often devastating. Affected horses can either die quickly or show profuse sweating, muscle twitching, weakness, abnormal urine colour, reluctance to move, recumbency and difficulty breathing. Death can follow after 12 to 72 hours. Since the cause is unknown, no effective protective treatment exists, and affected horses can only be treated for their symptoms. Large outbreaks have been reported since the 1980s in parts of Europe including the United Kingdom, Fra ...

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