New study combining physics and biology sheds fresh light on hoof growth

New collaborative work between researchers in equine medicine, maths, physics and stem cell biology has resulted in a clearer understanding of how equine hooves grow and how abnormal hoof shapes may develop. The lead author Dr Cyril Rauch said: “With new scientific inputs from physics, mathematics and biology, this study provides an entirely new paradigm […]

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XLVets has fresh focus with the appointment of Laura Whyte as Board Chair

XLVets, the community of independently owned veterinary practices, has appointed a new Chair to its Board of Directors. Ms Laura Whyte is an independent, non-executive Director and in her role will bring a fresh perspective and business knowledge to enhance the experience of existing members and new members as their practices join the group. Laura […]

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Hope Fund helps Domino the horse

Much loved horse, 13-year old Domino, was viciously attacked by an assailant with a knife and hammer, while grazing in his field 18 months ago. The assault left him terrified and suffering horrific lacerations across his shoulder and face. He required hours of surgery and months of follow up care, with the public donating thousands […]

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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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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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