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.

A series of three, one day equine business workshops to help practice owners and managers identify financial performance opportunities for their business using key performance indicators (KPIs) are planned for 2015. 

Hyonate® (sodium hyaluronate), an established treatment of lameness in horses due to non-infectious inflammation of joints, joins Equioxx®, the first COX-2 specific NSAID for horses, in the Merial stable, providing vets with a choice of treatments for inflammation and joint disease.

The joint online publication of a special virtual issue of 22 ophthalmology papers from Equine Veterinary Journal, Equine Veterinary Education and Veterinary Ophthalmology, brings together all the latest research in equine ophthalmology.

With winter behind us and warmer weather on the way, now is the time to encourage your clients to start conducting regular faecal worm egg counts (FWECs) to monitor worm burdens, says Wendy Talbot, Zoetis vet.

BEVA is lobbying for the retention of statutory funding for veterinary research, science and education when the proposed Horserace Betting Right is formed to replace the Horserace Betting Levy board. 

Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the FEI calendar in an emergency measure to protect horse welfare and to preserve the integrity of the FEI rules and regulations at FEI events.