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From the monthly archives: May 2018

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'May 2018'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Statement on behalf of British Racing regarding Government's review of gambling

The Government has published its gambling review which includes the headline announcement that the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) maxiumum stake will be cut from £100 to £2. 

Concerns Grow in Europe over Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome

European breeders are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of the inherited autosomal disorder Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS).  Many are systematically testing their breeding stallions for the gene. WFFS is caused by a single mutation in lysyl hydroxylase 1 (LHl) gene. The frequency of the mutant gene in Warmbloods appears to be approximately 7.80%.

The Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) Committee are looking for applicants with expertise in the equine sector

The special edition of the FAnGR Newsletter recently announced the recruitment of three new members for the Farm Animal Genetic Resources (FAnGR) Committee. In particular we were looking for applicants with expertise in the equine sector, poultry sector or in native breeds. 

RCVS news: Results of the 2018 RCVS Council election announced

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has announced the results of this year’s RCVS Council election, which saw another year of encouraging levels of participation and turnout. 

Major outbreak of equine herpesvirus [EHV] among sport horses in Eastern France

French authorities and the FEI [Federation Equestre Internationale/International Federation for Equestrian Sports] are urging vigilance following a major outbreak of equine herpesvirus [EHV] among sport horses in Eastern France.

BHA notice - Stand-Down Period: Bisphosphonates

The following Rule was brought into effect on 10 August 2017:

Celebrate Being a Horse Vet at BEVA Congress

This year BEVA Congress will be celebrating all that’s good about being an equine veterinary surgeon so remember to pack your best smile. There’s nowhere else in Europe that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in more than 90 hours of CPD lectures combined with networking, fabled socials and a vibrant exhibition hall. This year BEVA members’ best-loved equine veterinary conference is being held at the popular ICC in central Birmingham from 12-15 September 2018. The full scientific programme is now online and early bird tickets are available until 4 June.