The dramatic rise in cases of Atypical Myopathy in the UK last autumn has prompted the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) to remind vets to remain on high alert for further outbreaks this spring. Early diagnosis is essential to give the best chance of survival of this highly fatal disease. 

Lydia recently joined Trilanco after a period at Ceva Animal Health where she worked as Equine Territory Manager. She studied Bioveterinary Science at Harper Adams University, where her dissertation and placement focused around dairy cows.

The UK’s largest horse sanctuary offers owners a fantastic new opportunity to gain up-to-date advice on topical healthcare issues through their education programme.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has extended its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial until October 2015 and broadened its remit, allowing more cases to be considered.

SPILLERS®, through the WALTHAM® Equine Studies Group, is actively participating in important research to find the best nutritional support for senior horses, whether they are healthy or diagnosed with Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID). The group has recently completed two significant studies in this area and has a further two confirmed for 2015.

Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a new 50 ml bottle of its rapid acting dissociative anaesthetic licensed for cats, dogs and horses, Anesketin®.

EquidGel the revolutionary hydration and nutrition delivery system (GB and International PCT Patent Pending) was launched during the prestigious BETA international trade fair in Feb 2014. However LamiGel is set to be highlighted at the 2015 event. It will be showcased in the New Product Gallery and also entered into the Innovation Awards.

A new collection of free research articles, published online this month by the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) and sponsored by World Horse Welfare, aims to build greater understanding and encourage collaboration in addressing the welfare problems of the world’s working equids. Future research articles will be added to the collection as new data emerges.  

Diagnostic imaging specialists BCF have just announced their next step forward in making equine vets lives easier. The new wireless Cuattro Slate 4 DR system available from BCF is now available with an Automatic Exposure Detection (AED) panel, which means the plate automatically recognises the radiation from the generator, with no need for a sync cable.