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From the monthly archives: May 2019

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

Confirmed Flu cases Increase again during May

BEVA are reminding members to continue to keep an eye on the Animal Health Trust's Equiflunet for updates of confirmed cases of flu. 

Migration Advisory Committee recommends adding to shortage occupation list

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its review of the shortage occupation list (SOL) today, adding veterinarians, web designers and architects.

Tattersalls July Sale 2019 - Equine Influenza (EI) Controls & Documentation

A notification of required documentation when taking horses to the forthcoming July Sale at Park Paddocks, issued by Tattersalls.

Join BEVA council and influence the direction of the association

BEVA Council nominations are now open and we would like to encourage you to consider standing if you are an Ordinary and Concessionary member.

Reiteration of Semen Certification Rules

As announced in the last BEVA eNews, Defra and the APHA have agreed to accept fresh semen imported from the EU if it is accompanied by a copy of the signed, stamped and correctly dated Intra Trade Animal Health Certificate (ITAHC).  This flexibility has been introduced because of the challenges faced by some regions in ensuring that original documents accompany imported fresh semen.

RCVS plans roll-out of outcomes-based CPD model

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is planning to roll out a new outcomes-based model of continuing professional development (CPD) over the next few years, following a successful piloting process.

Infectious Equine Disease - Atypical Myopathy

On 1 May 2019, the University of Liege reported 73 cases of Atypical Myopathy in Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Netherlands and UK since 1 April 2019. 

The toxin responsible for atypical myopathy is also contained in sycamore seedlings (Acer pseudoplatanus). Currently, there are large number of sycamore seedlings, therefore, it is imperative to avoid equines (horses, donkeys, zebras) ingesting them. It is important to check your grass to make sure it does not contain these seedlings. 

New Guidance on Semen Import Certification

On the back of some robust lobbying, Defra and the APHA have today agreed that they are now willing to accept electronic copies of the Intra Trade Health Certificate accompanying fresh semen imported from the EU to its destination (the original Health Certificate should be sent afterwards).  This will be welcome news for all those using imported semen.

Clarification regarding equine influenza protocols for runners from non-licensed yards

As part of its ongoing communication around the new equine influenza protocols which came in place from 1 May 2019, the BHA has today clarified the requirements for runners from non-licensed yards in Britain.