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From the monthly archives: October 2017

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October 2017'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Professions overwhelmingly support expanded role for veterinary nurses

Both veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons overwhelmingly support that veterinary nurses should be able to undertake additional areas of work that are not currently permitted under Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.

Horse Health Survey trends reflect current equine research

Results from the 2017 National Equine Health Survey (NEHS), conducted by Blue Cross in conjunction with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), show that more than a third of horses surveyed this year had one or more health problems. While the top disease trends of lameness and skin disease remain consistent with previous years, one of the most significant findings is that the results reflect current equine veterinary research; a quarter (26%) of horses with back problems were also showing signs of lameness, which ties in with recent studies conducted at the Animal Health Trust.

Riding now covered under PG Mutual Plans

Good news - PG Mutual, who provide BEVA members with discounted income protection, now include horse riding activities* in their cover! The cover is automatically included for those BEVA members who already have an Income Protection Plus plan with PG Mutual and will be part of the plan for new joiners.

RCVS calling for nominations for two new awards that celebrate vets and VNs

The RCVS are calling for nominations for two new awards that celebrate vets and VNs who are making a tangible impact on the profession and inspiring others with their example.