Equine Veterinary News

    Three practice managers awarded a CVPM

    Three practice managers have been awarded the Veterinary Management Group’s Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM). The successful candidates, who completed their studies during 2020 and passed the examination in November, are Lucy Wilson...

    Dechra launches apple flavoured presentation of Equipalazone

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched an apple-flavoured presentation of Equipalazone (phenylbutazone), its NSAID for horses and ponies. Equipalazone is most commonly used to treat lameness in equines and can be prescribed as a treatment for osteoarthritic...

    First licensed steroid tablet for horses

    Virbac has launched Equipred (prednisolone), the first licensed steroid tablet for horses. Licensed for the treatment of severe equine asthma, each Equipred tablet contains 50mg of prednisolone, a larger concentration tablet designed to make dosing...

    EVJ offers free access to latest on equine cardiac arrhythmias

    The Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is giving equine vets free access to the latest science on equine cardiac arrhythmias with the publication of a virtual issue of 20 papers relating to irregular hearts and performance horses to support the interpretation...

    Animalcare offers equine microchipping reminders for practices

    Animalcare has produced a social media toolkit to help practices remind owners to comply with the new law on microchipping horses, ahead of the 1st October deadline. James Beaumont, Product Manager at Animalcare, said: “Microchipping is an essential...

    BEVA Congress 2020 cancelled

    BEVA Congress 2020, which had been postponed from this September to January 2021, has now been cancelled. BEVA Congress 2021 will now take place from September 4th-7th 2021. The decision to cancel Congress 2020 was taken by BEVA Council and the Congress...

    RVC research identifies an important reason for equine pregnancy loss

    New research from the Royal Veterinary College has revealed that a chromosomal defect is the reason why a significant proportion of horse pregnancies fail within the first two months of development. The College says this will pave the way for new diagnostic...

    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...