Equine

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is now offering testing for Atypical Myopathy with the aim of developing improved treatments and management of the disorder.

Jim Green, pioneer of equine emergency rescue methodology and training was announced as the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at this year’s National Equine Forum (NEF), Thursday 2nd March 2017.

Nettex is launching its new, vet approved V.I.P.® supplement range in Spring 2017.

The WALTHAM® Equine Studies Group, which provides the science behind the SPILLERS® brand, has partnered with the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, an internationally recognised equine research facility.

The digital equine flexor tendon sheath remains an enigma to many practicing vets but Rossdales Equine Veterinary Hospital is hoping to provide enlightenment.  It has organised a one-day, BEVA-approved CPD course on the investigation and management of disorders of the digital sheath on Friday 10th February 2017.

Three remarkable individuals have been shortlisted for the prestigious National Equine Forum (NEF) Sir Colin Spedding Award 2017. The award is presented annually to an outstanding and as yet unrecognised individual or organisation that has made an important contribution to the equestrian world.

Pet charity Blue Cross has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of lone foals being found abandoned and fear that irresponsible and unscrupulous breeders may be dumping them because they are considered to have a low value.

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) was thrilled to see further growth in both the number of vets and the number of exhibitors at their annual three-day Congress this year. With approaching 1,000 vets registered and record sales of exhibition space the event continues to go from strength to strength.

What is pain? Pain can be defined as: ‘An aversive, sensory experience which represents awareness (by the animal) of damage or threat to the integrity of its tissues’.  Pain can thus be regarded as a sensation resulting in the activation of protective mechanisms.

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