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From the monthly archives: July 2016

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

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 Wellbeing Award?  SPVS, who are holding the award in partnership with the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative, have provided an example of an nomination, but are also hoping the 750 word limit includes client and/or staff quotes, as well as photos.  Branches or whole practices can be nominated and there are three different categories depending on the number of practice staff. The closing date is the 31st October and entries can be made here. Prizes include passes to the SPVS/VPMA Congress 2017, together with banquet tickets and accommodation at the five star Celtic Manor resort where the winner will be announced.  Example Nomination  At our practice we fully understand our duty to our employees with regards to all aspects of mental health. We have systems in place to safeguard the wellbeing of each staff member.  Evidence of our commitm ...

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 veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to be proud of themselves as people who are committed to the welfare of animals in their care and to not be so hard on themselves. 

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 Betting Levy Board (HBLB). EquiBioSafe covers all the key elements of contagious disease prevention and control based on the important Codes of Practice for breeders and trainers. It was launched at last week’s Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Seminar at Haydock Racecourse

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 (AHSV) – the battle is now to build a business case persuasive enough to encourage a manufacturer to develop it and finally bring it to market.

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 uploaded onto the AHT website.

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, was discovered in a field in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire on Saturday evening.

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 and help trainers to hone a horse’s performance: