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From the monthly archives: October 2019

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October 2019'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

BEVA Trust volunteers help improve welfare of working equines in Lesotho

Volunteers Luke Edwards and Helen Braid from Leahurst Equine Practice at the University of Liverpool recently travelled to Lesotho to support World Horse Welfare at an equine welfare clinic in Semonkong. Luke shares his experience in his report. In late September 2019, my colleague Helen Braid MRCVS and I flew to Lesotho to assist at a veterinary clinic for the working equines of the Semonkong district.

Record attendance at BEVA Congress

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has reported the highest attendance in the past seven years at its annual Congress last month. With almost 1700 attendees, representing a 4% increase on 2018 in overall attendees, a buzzing exhibition hall and a waiting list for teaching sessions, the three-day equine veterinary educational extravaganza delivered beyond expectations. BEVA Congress is world renowned as the ultimate educational, knowledge sharing and networking event for the equine veterinary profession, designed by vets for vets. This year the event delivered more than 90 hours of high quality CPD lectures, workshops and practicals across six separate streams, over three days. 100+ veterinary industry leaders showcased their wares in the vibrant exhibition hall and delegates indulged in a full menu of outstanding socials. This year’s figures showed a 9% increase in vets attending and overseas delegates increased by 7% compared to last year. 74% of delegates had been qualified for more th ...

UK secures ‘listed status’ to protect £5bn export market

The UK has secured approval to continue exporting animals and animal products to the EU if we leave without a deal on 31 October – providing certainty for a market worth more than £5billion a year.

The VMD will launch an updated online special import application form on 7 October 2019

From 7 October there will be only one type of certificate, the new Special Import Certificate (SIC), issued to veterinary surgeons wishing to import a medicine for veterinary use. The VMD will no longer issue Special Treatment Certificates (STC).

RCVS news: RCVS makes changes to new CPD policy following feedback from professions

Following concerns raised by veterinary professionals regarding the RCVS’ upcoming transition to an annual continuing professional development (CPD) requirement, the College has made two key additions to their CPD policy to address feedback and support veterinary surgeons and VNs through this transition.  

Animal medicine seizure notice: Border Force, Stansted Airport

Details of seizure of veterinary medicines at Border Force, Stansted Airport, following a routine search of freight. 

Joint RCVS and VCI news: UK and Ireland veterinary regulators sign historic mutual recognition agreement

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the veterinary regulators for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland respectively, have agreed a historic mutual recognition agreement to facilitate the recognitions of each others’ accredited veterinary degrees.

Something in the way you move: EVJ publishes gait analysis virtual collection

Current research shows that equine gait analysis has many practical applications beyond lameness assessment, to help support and improve equine health and performance. The Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is giving equine vets access to the latest knowledge on equine locomotion with the online publication of a quantitative gait analysis virtual issue in October 2019. A special focus section on biomechanics is also in the pipeline for publication in November. Most of the papers will be free to view.

Joint RCVS and University of Surrey news: University of Surrey’s veterinary degree receives formal approval from veterinary regulator

The University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine’s degree yesterday (Thursday 3 October) received approval by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council, meaning that, pending final approval from the Privy Council, those completing its veterinary degree will be able to register with the RCVS as veterinary surgeons in the UK.
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