Equine Veterinary News
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    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...

    Another record year for BEVA Congress

    The British Equine Veterinary Association reports that its annual Congress last month had 1700 attendees, the highest number in seven years and a 4% increase on 2018. This year the event delivered more than 90 hours of CPD lectures, workshops and...

    BEVA asks vets to take part in antimicrobial survey

    BEVA has launched a survey to find out more about antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice. The survey is open to all veterinary surgeon members and participants will be entered into a free prize draw to win £500...

    Tim Mair appointed as new President of BEVA

    Tim Mair, internal medicine and equine surgery specialist at the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic and editor of EVE has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association for 2019/20. Tim took over the role from Renate Weller at...

    Dechra launches injectable xylazine solution for cattle, horses, cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Nerfasin vet, an injectable xylazine solution licensed for sedation and premedication prior to general anaesthesia in cattle, horses, cats and dogs. Nerfasin vet is available in two concentrations - a 100 mg...

    RCVS announces plan for review of ‘under care’ and 24/7 guidance

    The RCVS has published details about its plans for a comprehensive review of its guidance to the veterinary profession on ‘under care’ and out-of-hours emergency cover, including a broad timetable for evidence gathering, policy drafting, and public consultation...

    New BEVA coaching scheme for new grads

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced the launch of a coaching scheme which will pair new grads with experienced equine vet coaches for career support. As part of the programme, BEVA is giving the coaches workshops, discussion forums...

    Forte launches a dexamethasone injection

    Forte Healthcare has launched Dexafast 2mg/ml , a dexamethasone solution for injection for horses, cattle, pigs, dogs and cats. Dexafast is an injectable corticosteroid with potent, medium-acting, anti-inflammatory activity, indicated for the treatment...

    Independent vets invited to join collaborative group

    XLVets , the collaborative group of independent veterinary practices, is inviting independent vets to come to one of three national meetings it is holding at Chesford Grange in Kenilworth to explain the benefits of joining the group. The small animal...

    MSD launches reformulated Finadyne NSAID for cattle, pigs and horses

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Finadyne (flunixin meglumine), its NSAID for cattle, pigs and horses, has been reformulated and approved for use in food-producing animals. Fynadyne had been removed from sale last year after the Veterinary Medicines...

    New injectable acepromazine for horses

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Tranquinervin, an injectable acepromazine for horses. Tranquinervin, which contains 10 mg/ml acepromazine, is indicated for anaesthetic premedication, tranquilisation and sedation. Emma Jennings, Brand Manager...

    Injectable omeprazole for horses declared free of testosterone

    Bova UK has announced that its injectable omeprazole product has now been declared free of testosterone, following reports of contamination earlier in the year . A test by the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) of samples from a newly prepared...

    York-based vet suspended for dishonest horse passports and falsifying clinical records

    York-based Dr Michael Richard Jones has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for two months, for making dishonest entries in horse passports and subsequently making dishonest entries in the same horses’ clinical records. The Disciplinary...

    Elanco to buy Bayer Animal Health

    Bayer has announced that Elanco Animal Health has entered into a definitive agreement to buy it's animal health business for 7.6 billion US dollars. The divestment is expected to be concluded in mid-2020, and Bayer intends to exit its stake in Elanco...

    Contamination of BOVA's omeprazole injection for horses found to be well inside internationally accepted standards

    Following the identification of testosterone in a vial of Bova’s long acting omeprazole injection for horses in mid-June 2019 by the New South Wales (NSW) racing authority, Bova says subsequent tests have now confirmed that the level of contamination...

    Dechra launches new ophthalmic antibiotic for cats, dogs and horses

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Ophtocycline (chlortetracycline hydrochloride), a broad spectrum ophthalmic antibiotic ointment for the treatment of a number of eye infections in dogs, cats and horses. Ophtocycline is licensed for the treatment...

    Encysted small redworm diagnostic service coming in September

    Austin Davis Biologics (ADB) will be launching a new blood test service for diagnosing small redworm (cyathostomin) infections in horses, in September. The company says the new test overcomes a major shortcoming in faecal egg counts: that they can...