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From the monthly archives: April 2019

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

BHA proposes permanent change to flu vaccination rules

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to consult with the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and other industry stakeholders on permanent changes to racing’s rules to strengthen protection against equine influenza. 

New study confirms value of Ridden-Horse-Ethogram to identify musculoskeletal pain

Horses, as flight animals, instinctively remain silent in the face of pain, but a new study, recently published in Equine Veterinary Education, shows that they do in fact have a ‘voice’ if observers are trained to ‘listen’.

Tracey Crouch MP appointed to racing’s Horse Welfare Board

Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford and former Minister for Sport and Civil Society, has been appointed as an independent member of British racing’s Horse Welfare Board.

Updated messaging for the Veterinary sector



BEVA Trust volunteers Rhiannon Morgan and Alison Fairburn share expertise with vets and students in Estonia

The most recent BEVA Trust project took place at The Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, in Tartu. Estonian equine vets and veterinary students joined together for a weekend of imaging seminars and practical sessions. The seminars covered a range of topics, including the fetlock, tarsus, stifle, neck and back, head, thorax and eye. Radiography and ultrasonography techniques were discussed, along with common pathologies and some anatomy.

The RCVS celebrates 175 years

Throughout 2019, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be celebrating its 175th Anniversary with a number of initiatives that both reflect on its rich history and look forward to the future of the veterinary profession.

Advice following EVA Outbreak

Following last week’s notification that stallions on a premises in the UK had tested positive for Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA), BEVA and the Animal Health Trust (AHT) are advising vigilance and encouraging people to re-familiarise themselves, where necessary, with the possible presentations of the disease and routes of transmission.

New HBLB Veterinary Science Research and Education Awards starting in 2019 and 2020 Application Round

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) veterinary science and education investment programme for 2019 includes: 

Registrations now open for Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium

The RCVS' Second Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium, ‘Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health’, is now open for registrations. The symposium, which will be held on Tuesday 24 September 2019, at Church House, London, will bring together researchers interested in all aspects of veterinary professionals’ wellbeing and mental health. The symposium will feature plenary speakers from mental health research, including: Sustaining resilience at work – what does the evidence tell us works?: Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, Consultant Academic Psychiatrist at King’s College London, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ (RCP) Special Interest Group in Occupational Psychiatry. The impact of veterinarian suicide on colleagues: Dr Alexandra Pitman, Associate Professor in Psychiatry in the UCL Division of Psychiatry and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. The Mind Matters Initiativ ...

UK listed status application approved to assure animal and animal product movements in a no-deal Brexit

The UK’s listed status application has been agreed by European Union (EU) Member States after it met the animal health and biosecurity assurances required for a third country to export live animals and animal products.
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