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From the monthly archives: March 2017

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

College announces Award winners

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is pleased to announce Dr Barry Johnson as the winner of this year’s Queen’s Medal, and Kathy Kissick as the winner of this year’s Golden Jubilee Award. These awards are the highest honours the College can bestow upon a veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse respectively.

Change to Weatherbys Passport Forms

Please note that compliance with the updated Equine Passport Regulation requires a change to the markings format within equine passports. This means that markings taken on the former style Weatherbys Thoroughbred markings form will no longer fit in the passport from 2017.  

RCVS Council elects new Junior Vice-President and Standards Committee Chair

Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council elected Amanda Boag as the College’s new Junior Vice-President at their meeting on 2 March 2017. 

BHA Issue Key Facts and Statistics on Equine Welfare

The BHA have released a summary of the key facts and statistics on Equine Welfare, as well as some infographics to support the work of The Horse Comes First. 

Levy Update

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published the 2017 Horserace Betting Levy Regulations. This legislation, once approved by both Houses of Parliament and the European Commission, will extend the Levy to all bookmakers accepting bets on British racing by British customers. 

RCVS publishes its framework for meeting the challenges and maximising opportunities of Brexit

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has published its three ‘Brexit Principles’ which constitute a framework for navigating the risks posed to the veterinary industry by the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, while maximising the opportunities it offers. 

The Latest Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report Available

We would like to notify you of the availability of the latest Defra/AHT/BEVA equine quarterly disease surveillance report. 

Keep pulling together and make Brexit an opportunity says equine industry

The hot topics of Brexit’s impact on the horse industry and the threat of inflated business rates were amongst many subjects keenly debated by a government minister, academics, charities, horse owners and breed society representatives, at the 25th National Equine Forum (NEF) held in London last week. The prevailing refrain was that the industry should continue to pull together and recognise change as opportunity. This year’s event was sold out and had a waiting list, reflecting the growing popularity and importance to the industry of this highly informative, non-partisan event. The National Equine Forum unites leaders, influencers, listeners and debaters to drive discussion on some of today’s most pertinent equestrian matters. This year, as well as speculating on the good and the bad of Brexit and alarming increases in business rates for riding schools and livery yards, the latest progress with the Central Equine Database was presented and the Thoroughbred Health Network was officially ...

Fire and Rescue Pioneer Receives NEF Award

Jim Green, pioneer of equine emergency rescue methodology and training was announced as the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at the National Equine Forum (NEF).

The Thoroughbred Health Network launches at the National Equine Forum

The ‘Thoroughbred Health Network’ has been run as a Northern pilot project since June 2015.  On the 2nd March it launched as a UK-wide initiative at the 25th National Equine Forum in London, widening its focus from racing, to the equestrian sector.
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