Equine

Mark Bowen, Associate Professor at The University of Nottingham, has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for 2015/16. He takes over the role from Andrew Harrison at the end of BEVA Congress 9-12 September 2015. Vicki Nicholls, Veterinary Assistant at Wright and Morten Vets, Cheshire becomes President Elect.

We are all familiar with the old adage ‘no foot, no horse,’ but the results of the latest National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) show that  lameness is three times more likely to be caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis in the  limb rather than problems in the foot.

Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging, the company that recently won two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in innovation and international trade is set to expand with a new office in Australia.  

Delegates can get their teeth into something different at BEVA Congress this year (9th – 12th September 2015) by participating in some inspiring daily Practical Dentistry Techniques sessions at the new Practical Demonstration Stand in the Exhibition Hall.

CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, held a symposium on 17 June exploring behavioural problems in companion animals and leisure horses, and what can be done to resolve these problems. The strong link between poor behaviour and welfare problems was a recurring theme.

Sentomol, the company responsible for the H-Trap horsefly trap in the UK, is delighted to announce that its stocks have been replenished after selling out due to unprecedented demand following the June surge in temperatures.

The tragic death of an abandoned horse suffering from irreparable worm damage is a stark reminder of the risks of not following a responsible worming plan, say the worming experts at Zoetis.

The Donkey Sanctuary has given emergency aid and coordinated future plans to help donkeys and communities in Malawi affected by the worst flooding in 50 years.

Blue Cross is urgently appealing for exceptional homes for an influx of troubled horses.  Companion horses and ponies can bring just as much reward as their ridden counterparts believe the charity experts. Many ponies and cobs currently in the charity’s care have been so badly neglected and abused in the past, they will never be able to be ridden yet still have plenty of affection and pleasure to give.

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