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From the monthly archives: October 2016

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

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, and in May will start exploring limited diagnostic imaging on patients. 

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 officers.

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 across the UK. The service is a 9 month trial, and allows animal owners and practices to contact the VCMS directly. 

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 (EVJ) collection http://apple.co/1KnWqX7 . In the 45 minute orthopaedic-themed broadcast Dr Tim Parkin discusses the advantages of early MRI detection of bone changes, which occur prior to catastrophic limb fracture and Dr Sarah Plevin talks about the possible relationship between sesamoiditis, subclinical suspensory ligament branch change and suspensory ligament branch injury in yearling Thoroughbreds.

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 - after they successfully applied under the new Fellowship initiative earlier this year.

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 imitating the much-loved cartoons of Norman Thelwell.