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From the monthly archives: March 2019

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

BEVA Ethics & Welfare Committee Update

Lucy Grieve, Chair of the BEVA Ethics and Welfare Committee, updates us on what they are currently working on.

Join the world’s equine vets at BEVA Congress

Registration is now open and the full scientific programme is now online for BEVA Congress 11-14 September 2019, Europe’s largest equine veterinary conference. BEVA members booking before 8 May will benefit from super early bird prices.

New website showcases important role of Veterinary Specialists

Educational charity the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has launched a new website, www.yourvetspecialist.org to help inform and guide animal owners. The new resource explains what Veterinary Specialists are and how they may be able to help, whatever the species of animal.

BEVA Trust Education and Welfare Castration Clinics 2019 get under way

An excellent start to 2019 with the first two UK projects now successfully completed. 23 BEVA members volunteered their expertise and time to support the two education and welfare clinics in March. The first clinic of the year was held near Durham with BEVA Council member Phil Cramp as lead veterinary surgeon. 11 vets and 2 vet nurses volunteered and 42 horses attended with 17 of those castrated.  At the second clinic in Cardiff, council member Ollie Crowe led the team in what was sometimes a vertically challenging but rewarding day. A total of 76 horses attended the clinic with 17 of those castrated.  The BEVA Trust and BHS joint initiative is in its fourth year and a total of 1134 horses have now attended the clinics around the country with 517 castrations. Coordinated by the British Horse Society with support from a number of other equine welfare charities, the clinics provide castrations, dental care, farriery, worming, microchipping and passporting for horses identified ...

Racing appoints independent Chair for Horse Welfare Board

The former President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and past Chairman of World Horse Welfare, Barry Johnson, has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board on behalf of the British Racing industry. Barry worked closely with horseracing in his previous role at World Horse Welfare. He was appointed by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemen’s Group.

ViVet to host student innovation competition

The RCVS’ innovation initiative, ViVet, as part of the Vet Futures project, is to host its first student innovation competition this year titled, ‘What’s your big idea?’, ahead of the initiative’s second Innovation Symposium in October.

Pre-race examinations of all runners at the 2019 Randox Health Grand National Festival

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced that the pre-race examination and trot-up that horses entered in the Foxhunter, Topham and the Grand National Steeple Chases have previously undergone, will this year be extended to all runners in all races at The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2019.

Don your lycra, the BEVA Cycle Sportive is back for 2019

The BEVA Cycle Sportive is back! Join us to cover one hundred miles of West Berkshire (shorter routes available) and raise money for some good causes. Choose from three routes: 40, 75 or 100 miles.

BEVA Trust volunteer Sanne Minnema helps to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working animals in Gambia

Sanne Minnema heads out to the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust to follow on from the successful visit in December by Sara Fleck and Christine Fuchs. 

Sell out success for National Equine Forum

A packed auditorium of over 200 delegates, together with an international live stream audience of more than 1200 from around the world, enjoyed a day of knowledge sharing and animated debate at this year’s National Equine Forum, held in London last week.
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