Equine Veterinary News

    BEVA launches new wound management resources

    The BEVA has launched a range of resources to support primary care veterinary professionals in equine practice. The new resources include the Equine Veterinary Journal’s (EVJ) publication of BEVA’s Primary Clinical Care Guidelines on wound management...

    World first as sexed semen is used to support survival of rare equine breed

    A rare Suffolk Punch horse has given birth to a filly foal after using sex sorted sperm to determine the gender; the first time in the world that this technique has been used to support the survival of rare breeds. With fewer than 72 female Suffolk...

    Zoetis launches equine inflammation blood test

    Zoetis has launched Stablelab, a hand-held, point-of-care blood test that gives veterinary surgeons diagnostic information about equine inflammation in 10 minutes. The Stablelab hand-held reader detects and quantifies the biomarker Serum Amyloid A...

    New treatment for equine asthma

    Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Aservo EquiHaler (ciclesonide inhalation solution), the first inhaled treatment for equine asthma. The company says the new product has been 10 years in development and uses 'Soft Mist' technology - developed originally...

    Dechra launches first benzodiazepine licensed for the intravenous co-induction of anaesthesia in horses

    Dechra has launched Dormazolam (midazolam (5mg/ml), the first and only equine benzodiazepine licensed for the intravenous co-induction of anaesthesia in horses 1 . The company says Dormazolam works in synergy with other induction agents to provide...

    Dechra takes over distribution of equine bronchodilator

    Dechra Veterinary Products has announced that it has acquired Dilaterol, the oral bronchodilator for horses, from the Dutch veterinary pharma company, LeVet. Dilaterol is an oral syrup containing 25 mgs/ml clenbuterol hydrochloride, indicated to treat...

    2020 OV Conference to be held online, tickets now available

    Improve International has announced that this year's Official Veterinarian Conference will be held online from the 28th September to the 2nd October as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 OV Conference will offer up to 25 hours of CPD with...

    Vet of the Year finalists for a virtual award ceremony

    Petplan has announced the finalists for its 2020 Veterinary Awards which this year will be awarded at a virtual ceremony @PetplanUK on Facebook on Thursday 28th May. The awards celebrate outstanding veterinary surgeons and nurses, practices, practice...

    RVC equine cancer breakthrough

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced that work it conducted with King’s College London (KCL), the University of Edinburgh and University College London (UCL), has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) 1 . ...

    Animalcare launches UK's first equine omeprazole granules

    Animalcare has launched Equizol, the UK’s first omeprazole granule treatment for gastric ulcers in horses. The apple-flavoured, gastro-resistant granules can be mixed with dry feed to make administration easier for owners. Animalcare says that up...

    Online veterinary CPD this Thursday to raise money for the NHS

    A consortium of vets and animal health companies has formed 'Vets For NHS' to provide CPD for housebound vets and raise funds for colleagues in the NHS. The CPD event takes place this Thursday 9th April, from 9:30am to 5:30pm, using the Zoom video...

    Free BEVA membership for vets

    The BEVA has announced that from today, it is dropping membership renewal charges for all veterinary surgeons for the next three months to help support you during the COVID-19 crisis. All existing BEVA members will have their membership automatically...

    Animal Health Trust set to close

    The Animal Health Trust, the veterinary research charity which employs 257 staff at its centre near Newmarket, has announced that without an injection of funds, it will be forced to close at the end of the month. The charity says that it had already...

    Veterinary experts work on new guidelines for detecting fetlock injury in racehorses

    Veterinary experts from around the world have stepped closer to defining guidelines for the identification of pre-fracture pathology in the racehorse fetlock at a meeting held last week. The two-day collaborative workshop was hosted by the Jockey Club...

    57% of horse owners keep a supply of bute

    Vita Animal Health has published the results of a small survey of 58 horse owners which found that all bar one kept a first aid box, and 57% of those kept a supply of phenylbutazone (Bute). However, despite keeping this POM-V drug to hand, only 7%...

    MSD launches Fight Equine Flu campaign

    MSD Animal Health has launched a new campaign against equine flu, which includes various materials to help practices spread the word about the importance of vaccination. Apparently, there were over 100 times more recorded outbreaks of equine flu across...

    BEVA offers free membership to vet students

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced it is offering free membership to veterinary students to help encourage more into equine practice. Currently fewer than one in ten veterinary students opt to go into equine practice. BEVA says...

    New BEVA primary care clinical guidelines on analgesia

    The Equine Veterinary Journal has published BEVA's new primary care clinical guidelines on analgesia. The guidelines, which have produced by a panel of clinicians and analgesia researchers, summarise the current evidence and offer expert opinion and...

    BEVA launches colour-code scheme to tackle equine obesity

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of vaccination reminder stickers which veterinary surgeons can place on the front of passports at each vaccination...

    Dechra launches new equine sedative / premedication

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Rominervin, a new, fast-acting injectable solution for equine sedation and premedication. Rominervin contains 10 mg/ml romifidine hydrochloride, equivalent to 8.76 mg romifidine, presented in a 20 ml vial. ...

    Vets asked to help with neck threadworm research

    A final year Bioveterinary Science student at Harper Adams University is carrying out some new research into Onchocerca Cervicalis , otherwise known as neck threadworm, and is asking equine vets to take part. The research is being conducted by Sarah...
  • Veterinary profession now fielding three candidates in the 2019 elections

    Neil Hudson MRCVS has announced that he is standing as the Conservative candidate for the Penrith and the Border constituency in this year's election, joining Danny Chambers MRCVS who is standing for the Liberal Democrats in North Cornwall, and Ian Fleming...

    Veterinary profession unites behind evidence-based medicine

    15 of the major UK member organisations, vet schools and policy-making bodies have come together to affirm their commitment to veterinary medicine based on sound scientific principles, in a new publication produced by RCVS Knowledge and the charity Sense...

    Free CPD, equine colic talk and more at the Nottingham RCVS Regional Question Time

    One of this year’s recipients of the RCVS Impact Award, Professor Sarah Freeman, will be talking about her pioneering public awareness project on equine colic at an upcoming Regional Question Time in Nottingham on 25th November 2019. Sarah is a Professor...

    BEVA launches Welfare Case Toolkit

    The BEVA has launched the Welfare Case Toolkit to help equine veterinary surgeons navigate welfare cases with confidence. The toolkit has been developed in conjunction with the RSPCA and includes a welfare workflow, quick download guides and welfare...