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  • EVJ calls for more research to address reproductive problems in broodmares

    EVJ calls for more research to address reproductive problems in broodmares



    While there have been significant advances in equine reproduction techniques in recent years there has been a shortage of research on reproductive problems in broodmares. The Equine Veterinary Journal’s (EVJ) new online reproduction research collection with an introduction from equine reproduction expert Jon Pycock, new President of the British Equine Veterinary Association, aims at engaging interest to potentially address this shortfall.

    Equine reproduction is undoubtedly
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  • BEVA Congratulates Congress Exhibitors

    BEVA Congratulates Congress Exhibitors



    Two outstanding exhibitors at this year’s British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (13 -16 September 2017) were given special awards for their creative use of stand space. BEVA Council Members Chris Johannson and Meredith Smith chose Chanelle Vet UK and APB Mobile Installation as the winners of the competition, which was sponsored by Veterinary Practice.

    Chanelle Vet UK won the Veterinary Practice Best Large Stand Award for their fresh apple-theme promoting their
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  • VET Festival continues to break the mould of veterinary education for 2018

    VET Festival continues to break the mould of veterinary education for 2018


    8th & 9th June 2018 at Loseley Park, Surrey

    View the VET Festival 2017 highlights video on YouTube

    One of the most anticipated events in the veterinary CPD calendar, VET Festival, will return to the field at Loseley Park in Surrey on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June 2018 to continue its mission to break the mould for the delivery of veterinary education.

    Offering one of the most inspiring CPD programmes, VET Festival will provide delegates with
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  • BEVA Trust produces video to celebrate Volunteer Project success

    BEVA Trust produces video to celebrate Volunteer Project success



    The BEVA Trust has released a video celebrating its charitable education and welfare achievements in the UK and overseas. The intention is to spread the word to encourage even more volunteers to take part.
    Two years ago the BEVA Trust changed its focus, at the request of its members. Instead of providing grants for travel and education The Trust now provides opportunities, support, and funding to allow members of the veterinary team to volunteer for projects that seek to enhance
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  • BEVA’s MumsVet garners global interest

    BEVA’s MumsVet garners global interest



    L to R: Sarah Gasper, Hannah Yeates, Ben Sturgeon, Vicki Nicholls, Lucy Grieve, Carolyne Crowe
    Credit David Boughey

    MumsVet was launched at BEVA Congress last year with the aim of providing online support for equine veterinary professionals juggling work and parenthood. One year on, far from being just a national initiative supporting equine mums, it is fast becoming a global phenomenon reinforcing the need for work-life balance for ALL vets. Veterinary organisations...
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  • BEVA appoints new President

    BEVA appoints new President



    Jonathan Pycock, an equine claims consultant for the Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) and equine reproduction expert, has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for 2016/17. He takes over the role from Vicki Nicholls at the end of BEVA Congress 13-16 September 2017. Renate Weller becomes President Elect.

    Jon Pycock qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, after which he completed a PhD in mare gynaecology. He went on to work
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  • Rachel from RSPCA Exeter is Top Animal Welfare Student

    Rachel from RSPCA Exeter is Top Animal Welfare Student

    (left to right) Rachel Sirdefield, RSPCA Exeter, receives an award for Highest Overall Mark in the Certificate of Higher Education in Animal Welfare and Rehabilitation course from Helena Tallack

    Rachel Sirdefield from RSPCA Exeter has been awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Animal Welfare and Rehabilitation by Bristol University’s School of Veterinary Sciences. After graduating as student with the highest overall mark in the programme she also received an award from natural


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  • Storms may cause surge of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy says BEVA

    Storms may cause surge of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy says BEVA



    With the last big spike in cases of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy occurring after major storms in 2014 The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is urging horse owners to take precautions to keep their horses safe in the aftermath of Storm Aileen or potentially the tail end of transatlantic hurricanes.

    Sycamore seeds appear in the autumn. They are toxic and can cause the fatal disease Seasonal Pasture Myopathy (SPM) (also referred to as Atypical Myopathy). High winds
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  • WSAVA Expresses Opposition to Dog and Cat Meat Trade in New Position Statement

    WSAVA Expresses Opposition to Dog and Cat Meat Trade in New Position Statement


    Dr Shane Ryan and Dr Melinda Merck, co-chairs of the AWWC

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has strongly expressed its opposition to the dog and cat meat trade in a new position statement.

    Prepared by members of its Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC), the Position Statement recognizes cultural variance on this issue but voices strong concerns about the welfare of dogs and cats at all stages of the meat trade. It also highlights mounting
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  • Ground-breaking Research into Owners’ Attitudes to Equine End-of-Life to be Launched at BEVA Congress 2017

    Results of EEoL (Equine End of Life) three-year project to be launched by AESE, World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary

    Three years of in-depth research into equid owners’ attitudes towards end-of-life matters will be revealed at this year’s BEVA Congress in conclusion to a study coordinated by Advancing Equine Scientific Excellence (AESE) and supported by World Horse Welfare and The Donkey Sanctuary.

    The research, which is the first of its kind in the UK, involved
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