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From the monthly archives: August 2018

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

Visit the Virbac trade stand to claim your #dontbreakyourvet video book

The Virbac equine team will be attending the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held from 12th to 15th   September at the ICC, Birmingham.

BEVA Congress to address non-clinical duties of vets

Being a successful equine vet involves more than good clinical skills. Numerous non-clinical aspects are also involved in developing a thriving practice which is why BEVA Congress 12-15 September 2018 contains a wealth of sessions on succession planning as well as practice finance, human resources and marketing.

BEVA Congress is for Vet Nurses too

BEVA is reminding vet nurses and vet practices that there is a dedicated nursing stream all day on the Saturday of this year’s Congress 12-15 September 2018. Whether a mixed practice VN or an equine VN it’s the ideal opportunity to top up on some high quality CPD on diagnostic imaging, theatre nursing and the nursing of neonates and colics.

BSAVA and BEVA agree Congress collaboration – membership bonus

Mixed practice vets can optimise CPD, minimise time away from work and save money thanks to a new partnership between the BEVA and BSAVA annual Congresses.

Environment Agency: Plastic pollution could stop horse riders in their tracks

Plastic granulate, sold as an alternative surface for equestrian centres, could place Yorkshire's horses and riders at risk, present a pollution hazard and lead to owners falling foul of the law.

New edition strangles prevention pack launched

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has published a peer-reviewed second edition of its popular Strangles: Speak Out information pack.

VMD relaxes restrictions on flunixin in response to vet pressure

BEVA has welcomed the news that the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has relaxed its recently imposed restrictions on the sale of the essential equine pain killer, flunixin by allowing the release of stock from manufacturers.  This action will, in the short term, restore access to this medicine for use in non-food producing horses.


A new method for equine performance assessment has been tested on vets. Conducted by Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, the study assessed how accurately vets may be able to use an ethogram1, developed by Dr. Dyson, to assess pain in ridden horses. The participating vets collectively commended the value of the ethogram, which defines 24 ridden behaviours that may reflect pain and lameness. 

Permitted Treating Veterinarian Update

The FEI Veterinary Department would like to update you with some information relevant to your role: