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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 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.

Facts on horse and rider fitness fascinate at National Equine Forum

The latest knowledge and know how on horse and rider fitness and equine stereotypical behaviours was enthusiastically received by a packed audience at the National Equine Forum afternoon session on 7th March 2019. More than 1200 people around the world also watched the event via live stream. The highly educational content attracted 14 students and lecturers from four UK equestrian colleges.

BHA Notice: Altrenogest Update

The BHA have published a notice regarding their position on altrenogest. This update was published on their website and sent directly to vets and trainers on the 8 March 2019.

Management of hormone related poor performance in competition horses

Susan Salter is an equine veterinarian with experience in the fields of Thoroughbred and sports horse stud medicine. She works with Donnington Grove Veterinary Group in Newbury, who have a specialised stud medicine team, as well as a large race horse client base. Seeing where both niche areas of equine practice converge following the recent ban of altrenogest by the BHA, she would like to provide you with alternative options for the management of hormone related poor performance in competition horses. 

Nominations for the Veterinary Achievement Award for the AHT UK Equestrian Awards 2019

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is proud to have an open call for nominations for the Veterinary Achievement Award for the AHT UK Equestrian Awards 2019. 

Additional requirements for horses of non-licensed trainers at licensed racecourses

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) are currently communicating the important update detailed below to raceday staff, racecourse staff and all unlicensed trainers with entries for Hunter Chases next week.

Mind Matters introduces Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grants

Applications are now open for the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) first Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, named for an elected RCVS Council member who tragically passed away in 2017.

The Role of a Veterinary Nurse

Marie Rippingale talks to us about the role of RVNs ahead of the BEVA nurse courses in April and May.

Imaging Fundamentals

Lucy Grieve, course organiser for Radiography & Ultrasound Fundamentals, talks to us about why this course is important...