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From the monthly archives: September 2018

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

RCVS saddened to learn of the death of former President

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is saddened to learn of the death of Brian Singleton who was President of the RCVS from 1969-70. 

FEEVA position statement on pre-purchase radiography on dorsal spinous processes

FFEVA considers that there is no evidence of a correlation between radiographic appearance of the dorsal spinous processes of the back and future risk of disease in asymptomatic horses.

British Thoroughbred Breeding Industry Economic Impact Study 2018

The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) has put forward plans for the racing industry to back a new racehorse owners’ premium scheme, based on rewarding British-bred produce, following today’s publication of the British Thoroughbred Breeding Industry Economic Impact Study 2018.

New President for BEVA

Renate Weller, a professor for comparative biomechanics and imaging at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London and the new Director of Veterinary Education at CVS Group plc has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for 2017/18. She takes over the role from Jon Pycock at the end of BEVA Congress 12-15 September 2018. Tim Mair, of Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic and editor of EVE becomes President Elect.

New logo for BEVA

BEVA has introduced a neat new logo to better reflect the Association’s place in the digital age. The clean-lined style of the new brand stamp gives a strong contemporary identity to match BEVA’s consistent presence across all media platforms.

‘Perfect storm’ has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA

Bare pastures and potential hay shortages, coupled with early transatlantic storms blowing seeds from laden sycamore trees, have created the ‘perfect storm’ to increase the risks of atypical myopathy for grazing horses, warns the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). Experts are advising horse owners to take steps now to minimise the risks of this fatal disease.

Vet Wellbeing Awards Open for Entries

The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) have launched this year’s Vet Wellbeing Awards and are taking entries at www.vetwellbeingawards.org.uk. This year, the entry form is split down into shorter, bite size questions which we hope will make it easier for practices to enter.  

Equine Vets believe pharmaceutical specials are essential for equine welfare

How pharmaceutical specials are prescribed under the cascade is a current hot potato but equine vets believe their use is essential to equine welfare and the responsible use of medicines, according to the results of a Moral Maze-style debate at last week’s BEVA Congress. 

BEVA Delegates Award Congress Exhibitors

Two outstanding exhibitors at this year’s British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (12-15 September 2018) were given special awards for their creative use of stand space. This year, for the first time BEVA delegates voted for the winners of the competition, which was sponsored by Veterinary Practice magazine.

RCVS news: Disciplinary Committee suspends overseas-based vet from the Register

The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has decided to suspend an overseas-based veterinary surgeon for a period of 12 months. 
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