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Equestrian Sport Guidance

Resources for vets working with racehorses and sports horses

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Further equine influenza case identified

Monday, February 11, 2019

The horseracing community in Newmarket is tonight being informed that four positive tests for equine influenza have been returned this evening in vaccinated...

BEVA Advice to Horse Owners in Relation to Equine Flu

Friday, February 8, 2019

This advice has been put together by BEVA in consultation with the Animal Health Trust (AHT)

Equine influenza Q&A

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Below is a Q&A designed to give as much information as is currently possible  in relation to the current outbreak of equine influenza.

Equine Flu Update and Advice

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Racing was shut down today as a precautionary measure to restrict the movement of thoroughbred race horses and prevent any further spread of the equine...

Top ten tips for working with competition horses

1. Never assume a horse is not running/competing.

2. Remember BHA rules on race days

3. Have a competent person with a bridle/chiffney

4. Have a working knowledge of withdrawal times

5. Common things remain common

6. Oral medications are a common cause of 'positive dope tests'

7. When doing an intra-articular procedure...

8. Never be blase with intra-articular procedures

9. Be seen to be clean

10. As I was told by a previous boss...