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  • “My Vet Degree Helped Me Combat Cancer”

    “My Vet Degree Helped Me Combat Cancer”



    Following a nine month battle with a rare form of cancer, 31 year old vet credits her veterinary training with helping her navigate a string of life-changing decisions and ultimately saving her life. She’s calling on the profession to celebrate the versatility of their veterinary skills. She will share her story for the first time at the Hertfordshire BVA Young Vet Network CPD launch evening on 10th October.

    Lizzie Erian-Round, Veterinary Healthcare Consultant at Pegasus,
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  • Everyone loves #ilovebeinganequinevet

    Everyone loves #ilovebeinganequinevet



    It seems that horse vets really do love their profession. More than one hundred BEVA members uploaded compelling videos in support of the Association’s #ilovebeinganequinevet campaign in the build up to BEVA Congress and its theme of plenty to smile about.

    This year BEVA President Jon Pycock has been on a mission to help horse vets focus on the many benefits and pleasures of their job. His unstinting enthusiasm has been infectious with happy horse vets from the UK and
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  • New logo for BEVA

    New logo for BEVA



    BEVA has introduced a neat new logo to better reflect the Association’s place in the digital age. The clean-lined style of the new brand stamp gives a strong contemporary identity to match BEVA’s consistent presence across all media platforms.

    BEVA President Jon Pycock said: “The new logo should bring a clear BEVA hallmark to all that we do to serve and lead the equine veterinary community: Over the past decade we have grown our digital platforms, providing online access
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  • New President for BEVA

    New President for BEVA


    Pictured: Renate Weller
    Credit to David Boughey

    Renate Weller, a professor for comparative biomechanics and imaging at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London and the new Director of Veterinary Education at CVS Group plc has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for 2017/18. She takes over the role from Jon Pycock at the end of BEVA Congress 12-15 September 2018. Tim Mair, of Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic and editor of EVE...
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  • Elanco tells the story behind Osurnia’s innovative gel formulation in launch of new film



    Elanco has released a short film telling the story behind Osurnia™, the innovative canine otitis externa* (OE) treatment that applies like a liquid and stays within the ear as a gel. The film gives an insight into the story behind the gel formulation, which was designed to aid in simplifying OE treatment for both vets and pet owners.

    Although OE is one of the most common reasons dogs visit the vet1, almost half of dog owners (45%) struggle to apply daily at-home ear t
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  • ‘Perfect storm’ has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA

    ‘Perfect storm’ has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA


    Pictured: A urine sample from a horse with Atypical Myopathy & Sycamore which contains hypoglycin A in tree, leaf and seeds

    Bare and potential hay shortages, coupled with early transatlantic storms blowing seeds from laden sycamore trees, have created the ‘perfect storm’ to increase the risks of atypical myopathy for grazing horses, warns the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). Experts are advising horse owners to take steps now to minimise the risks of this fatal...
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  • Firework fear is an issue for cats too says Lintbells

    Firework fear is an issue for cats too says Lintbells



    Cats may be just as likely as dogs to experience firework fear but their owners are less able to recognise the behaviour.1 Cat owners are also less likely to use common techniques adopted by dog owners, such as distraction, to help calm their cat.1 Making cat owners aware of the help available and suggesting fear reduction strategies could result in welfare improvements for thousands of cats during firework season say vets at natural premium supplements company Lintbells.
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  • Yard Excellence Scheme Launched by MSD Animal Health to Help Yards and Vets Collaborate for Best Practice

    Pack Designed to Encourage Excellent Preventative Healthcare Policies


    MSD Animal Health has launched its Yard Excellence Scheme to help yards and vets collaborate in developing best practice healthcare policies. Developed as part of the Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy (KBHH) campaign, MSD Animal Health has created a pack, endorsed by BEVA and World Horse Welfare, to help yard owners and vets educate owners on why they should vaccinate and the benefits of preventative healthcare....
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  • Equine Vets believe pharmaceutical specials are essential for equine welfare

    Equine Vets believe pharmaceutical specials are essential for equine welfare


    Pictured: The Moral Maze teams
    Credit: David Boughey Photographic

    How pharmaceutical specials are prescribed under the cascade is a current hot potato but equine vets believe their use is essential to equine welfare and the responsible use of medicines, according to the results of a Moral Maze-style debate at last week’s BEVA Congress.

    Recent unsubstantiated reports have accused vets of excessive cascade violations yet 81% of practicing vets confirmed that
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  • Experts unite to address fatal angiostrongylosis bleeding disorders

    Experts unite to address fatal angiostrongylosis bleeding disorders

    At the 6th European Dirofilaria and Angiostrongylosis Days meeting, parasitological and clinical thought leaders addressed growing concerns aroundAngiostrongylus vasorum and the risk of fatality as a result of parasite-associated illness such as bleeding disorders.

    About 100 experts in the field of parasitology and clinicans responsible for diagnosing and treating cases on a daily basis attended the meeting, which was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 5th to 7th of July.

    It
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