29/10/2018

Online sales of horses need closer scrutiny says Blue Cross

A preliminary investigation into the online sale of horses has led national pet charity Blue Cross to call for closer scrutiny of horse sales across the board. In the first instance the charity has issued initial recommendations on how the equine industry can take steps to help reduce potential welfare risks involved with sales. Currently […]

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06/08/2018

Visit the Virbac trade stand to claim your #dontbreakyourvet video book

The Virbac equine team will be attending the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held from 12th to 15th   September at the ICC, Birmingham. This year, Virbac have joined forces with BEVA to promote equine vet safety through the hugely successful “Don’t break your vet” campaign. Visitors to the Virbac stand can claim their free video […]

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06/08/2018

Vets applaud new method for equine performance assessment

A new method for equine performance assessment has been tested on vets. Conducted by Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, the study assessed how accurately vets may be able to use an ethogram1, developed by Dr. Dyson, to assess pain in […]

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27/07/2018

BEVA urges VMD to overturn suspension of flunixin

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) yesterday suspended the sale of all injectable formulations of the vital painkiller flunixin, without warning or consultation with the veterinary profession. Flunixin is the most commonly used analgesic in horses with colic, undergoing surgery and for other conditions. The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is calling for the suspension to […]

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26/06/2018

SPILLERS® showcases research on caring for senior horses

SPILLERS® presented its world-leading collaborative research on the care of senior horses at the Australasian Equine Science Society’s Science Symposium earlier this month. Professor Pat Harris, head of the WALTHAM® Equine Studies Group, which underpins the science behind the SPILLERS® brand, was one of the invited speakers at this biennial international event. As the proportion […]

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