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Join Us for BEVA Clinical Research Week

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30 Oct 2020 BEVA

The BEVA Clinical Research Week, 2-8th November 2020, will bring together equine veterinary professionals to discuss some of the latest research being published. 

The Clinical Research Week contains a selection of accepted abstracts for BEVA Congress 2020, which unfortunately had to be postponed. The authors have pre-recorded their presentations and we've made these available to all BEVA members via our Online Learning Platform. BEVA members will also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the research with the authors on the Online Learning Platform during our Clinical Research Week (2-8th November 2020).

All of the abstracts have been published in a special 2020 Equine Veterinary Journal supplement and are currently free to access. 

"We are delighted to still be able to publish these high-quality clinical research abstracts to disseminate this excellent information. We are determined to prevent a global pandemic prohibiting our progress in research and education in equine practice." Ceri Sherlock, BEVA Congress Committee Chair 2020

Access The Clinical Research Presentations

Use the links below to get quick access to the research presentations and the abstracts. Please note to watch the presentations you do need to be a BEVA member and you will be asked to log in to your BEVA online account.

GI - Colic

Comparison of outcomes for lone and concurrent gastric impactions in 113 hospitalised horses presented by Rose Tallon

Increased incidence of caecocaecal and caecocolic intussusceptions in horses and the possisble relation with cyathostominosis presented by Berit Boshuizen

Inter‐observer variability of two grading systems for equine glandular gastric disease presented by Rose Tallon


Born to run? Retrospective analysis of training and racing outcomes of the 2014 and 2015 UK Thoroughbred foal crops presented by Juan Carlos Arango-Sabogal

Exercise practices and incidence of veterinary events in Thoroughbreds between birth and 6 months of age: Preliminary findings from a cohort study presented by Rebecca Mouncey

Pilot study profiling plasma microRNAs in racehorses with and without stress fractures as confirmed by nuclear scintigraphy presented by Seungmee Lee

Effect of oral aleurone supplementation on glucose and insulin dynamics of horses in training presented by Berit Boshuizen

Incidence and causes of pregnancy failure after day 70 of gestation in UK Thoroughbreds presented by Jessica Roach

Sports Medicine

Variations in epaxial musculature dimensions and horse height over a period of eight hours presented by Russell Mackechnie-Guire

Change in muscle development of horses undergoing 20 weeks of water treadmill exercise compared with control horses presented by Rachel Murray

Effect of walking over ground poles and raised poles compared to no poles on limb and back kinematics in horses with different postures presented by Rachel Murray

Prevalence of ophthalmic abnormalities in ponies competing in polo or polocrosse presented by Rosanne Olley


Smartphone‐based pelvic movement asymmetry measures for clinical decision making in equine lameness presented by Eva Marunova


Prevalence of Strongyloides westeri infection on established large Thoroughbred breeding farms in the Republic of Ireland: 2014‐2019 presented by Dr Abbe Kirtland

Bovine Papillomavirus capsid protein in a complex with viral DNA found in donkey sarcoids but not Stomoxys calcitrans presented by Sarah Jones

The effects of a 1‐year individually adapted rehabilitation programme in horses with neurological dysfunction caused by EHV‐1/EHM presented by Emma Lassa

Are we prepared for exotic diseases? Findings from a qualitative study of equine vets presented by Jacqueline Cardwell

Use of protected antimicrobials in UK equine practice presented by Sarah Allen


Wounds in UK primary‐care equine practice: prevalence, clinical presentation, management, outcomes and risk factors for occurrence presented by  Sarah Allen

Owner experience, knowledge and attitudes towards different aspects of equine wound management: A survey of 1037 horse owners presented by Richard Birnie

Equine metabolic syndrome in native United Kingdom ponies and cobs is highly prevalent with modifiable risk factors presented by Harry Carslake

Utilising genomics to identify potential Streptococcus equi (S. equi) contact networks in the UK presented by Abigail McGlennon

Epidemiological evidence for equid‐equid spread of sarcoid tumours at The Donkey Sanctuary UK presented by Sarah Jones

Using veterinary electronic patient records to describe longevity and mortality in the UK general horse population presented by Sarah Allen