30/07/2013

New study links sycamore tree to Atypical Myopathy

Toxins from the seeds of the tree Acer pseudoplatanus are the likely cause of Atypical Myopathy (AM) in Europe, concludes a new study published this month in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ)1. The common name for this tree is sycamore in the UK but it is also known as the sycamore maple in some other […]

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30/07/2013

“Too many horse vets and not enough jobs,” says BEVA survey

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) says that there may be up to five times as many veterinary graduates wishing to work in equine practice as there are jobs available. This alarming mismatch, which has been of growing concern to the Association, was highlighted in a survey of BEVA members’ practices conducted earlier this year. […]

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30/07/2013

Tackling the irritating problem of pinworm

With reports of persistent pinworm infection becoming more common1, Zoetis is advising owners to remember to address this itchy issue as a part of their overall worm control programme. Pinworm cases are now being reported more frequently in all age groups of horse rather than just youngsters2. Although generally not considered to be as harmful […]

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