Resounding Success for Saddle Research Trust International Conference

December 15, 2014 in Anatomy, Associations, Charity, Clinical, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Husbandry, Medicine, Musculo-skeletal, UK

The 2nd Saddle Research Trust International Conference, held at the end of last month at Anglia Ruskin University, was declared a resounding success. Presenting to a full house of around 400 delegates from varied quarters of the equestrian industry, the world’s leading veterinary and scientific experts examined, discussed and debated the latest research on saddle-related [...]


Don’t ‘Horse Around’ with Fireworks!

October 30, 2014 in Associations, Charity, Clinical, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Medicine, Nervous, UK

For many people Bonfire Night is an enjoyable evening spent watching spectacular firework displays and warming themselves by a bonfire, but for horse owners it can be a time of concern and distress. Fireworks can frighten even the most sensible horse, so all horse owners should be prepared for the firework season. The British Horse [...]


Central Equine Database to be Established to Tighten Rules on Horse Passports

October 6, 2014 in Associations, Charity, Equine, Europe, Husbandry, Legislation, Medicine, Public Health, UK

The UK is to establish a much needed new central equine database as part of a more robust, and enforceable, equine identification (horse passport) system after EU member states endorsed proposals for stronger regulations after flaws were laid bare in last year’s horse meat scandal. Equine Sector Council Chair Jeanette Allen said; “The Equine Sector [...]


HRH The Princess Royal to attend BEVA Congress

September 9, 2014 in Associations, CE, CPD, Charity, Clinical, Equine, Events, UK

BEVA Council is looking forward to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of BEVA, visiting Congress on Thursday 11 September 2014. The Princess Royal has been Patron of BEVA since 2003; a position previously held by her Grandmother, The Queen Mother. The Princess Royal’s enduring relationship with horses is evidenced by Her links with [...]

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Britain’s Obese Pets Could Lead to Rises in Insurance Premiums

July 15, 2014 in Canine, Charity, Companies, Equine, Exotics, Feline, Gastro-intestinal, Husbandry, Lagomorph, Legislation, Medicine, Musculo-skeletal, Nutrition, Rodent, Small Ruminants, UK

Britain is a nation of pet lovers but some owners may well be overindulging their animals. A health report on the nation’s pets by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) has found that 10million of them are being fed fatty treats that damage health and mean more costly trips to the vets. Elaine Pendlebury, [...]

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Antibiotic Crisis Needs United Global Response, Experts Say

May 22, 2014 in Africa, Asia, Associations, Australia and New Zealand, Avian, Bovine, Camelids, Canine, Cardiovascular, Central America, Charity, Clinical, Companies, Dermatology, Ear, Endocrine, Equine, Europe, Exotics, Feline, Fish, Gastro-intestinal, Haematology, Hepatic, Human, Lagomorph, Legislation, Marine Mammal, Medicine, Microbiology, Middle East, Musculo-skeletal, Nervous, North America, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Porcine, Poultry, Primate, Reproduction, Reptile / Amphibian, Respiratory, Rodent, Small Ruminants, South America, Urogenital, Veterinary Schools, Wildlife, Zoo species

Growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces a future in which simple infections that have been treatable for decades become deadly diseases, they warn. Resistance to antibiotics [...]

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National Equine Health Survey

May 19, 2014 in Associations, Charity, Clinical, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Farriery, Husbandry, Medicine, UK

Protect the well-being of the UK’s horses and ponies by sparing just five minutes to take part in the online National Equine Health Survey (NEHS). *** You have until the 24th May to take part *** NEHS is an annual survey run by leading charity Blue Cross, in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association. [...]


Pet and Vet Industries Reunite for the Biggest Ever Rabbit Awareness Week

May 13, 2014 in Associations, Charity, Clinical, Companies, Husbandry, Lagomorph, Medicine, News, Nutrition, UK

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2014 is set to be the biggest yet with more than 3,400 vet practices, retailers, rescue centres and schools taking part in the initiative. Exceeding forecasts, 2,650 vet practices are supporting this year’s ‘One Small Hop’ campaign, a 19 per cent increase on 2013’s RAW. 110 rescue centres have also joined [...]


Greater Transparency Needed in Animal Experiments Says Kennel Club…

May 2, 2014 in Associations, Avian, Bovine, Camelids, Canine, Charity, Equine, Exotics, Feline, Fish, Human, Husbandry, Lagomorph, Legislation, Marine Mammal, News, Porcine, Poultry, Primate, Reptile / Amphibian, Rodent, Small Ruminants, UK

… as it welcomes Home Office consultation The Kennel Club, the largest organisation dedicated to dog welfare in the UK, has welcomed the release of a Home Office consultation to review the level of secrecy involved in legislation on scientific experiments on animals, and believes that greater transparency is needed to protect animal welfare. The [...]

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National Equine Health Survey 2014

April 29, 2014 in Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Associations, Biochemistry, Cardiovascular, Charity, Clinical, Clinical Pathology, Companies, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Endocrine, Epidemiology, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Farriery, Gastro-intestinal, Genetics, Haematology, Hepatic, Husbandry, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, Neonatology, Nervous, Neurology, News, News, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Physiology, Practice Management, Public Health, Reproduction, Respiratory, State Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology, UK, Urogenital

The Blue Cross is reminding all those involved with horses and ponies to sign up to the National Equine Health Survey. The National Equine Health Survey, supported by Zoetis and Spillers and in partnership with BEVA, is the only survey that looks at the general health of our horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the UK. [...]