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07 September 2016
UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe,...
02 September 2016
Benchmark Secures Innovative New Equine Vaccine
UK - Benchmark has entered into an agreement with Evax AG, a Swiss equine biotech company, to develop a recombinant vaccine to prevent and treat the most prevalent skin disease in horses, Sweet...
10 August 2016
Horse Castration – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
AUSTRALIA - No surgical procedure is more commonly performed by equine vets than castration. This leads horse owners to believe that it’s routine surgery and that nothing is likely to go wrong,...
08 August 2016
Equine Vet Checks - It's Not a Yes or No Answer
AUSTRALIA - A pre-purchase examination is an important step for anyone who is about to purchase a horse. But, what happens if a veterinarian passes a horse during the examination and it later...
22 July 2016
Advice on Owning Miniature Horses
US - While some refer to horses as livestock, others consider horses to be a companion animal, especially if they are kept for recreational purposes. ...
21 July 2016
What's New in Equine Surgery?
AUSTRALIA - Veterinarians from Australia and New Zealand met in Melbourne this week to discover all the latest advances in equine surgery at the Equine Veterinarians Australia Bain Fallon Conference....
20 July 2016
Vet School Research Paves the Way for Improved Horse Welfare
UK - A vision for improving horse welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by World Horse Welfare....
21 June 2016
Cancer-Causing Virus Strikes Genetically Vulnerable Horses
US - Sarcoid skin tumors are the most common form of cancer in horses, but little is known about why the papillomavirus behind them strikes some horses and not others....
20 June 2016
Managing Ashtma Disease in Horses
AUSTRALIA - Inflammatory airway disease (IAD), also known as equine asthma, is a common problem in Australian horses....
24 May 2016
Equine Fractures - What is Now Fixable
AUSTRALIA - A fracture for a horse was once considered a death sentence. But now thanks to advances in technology and improvements in surgical procedures, a horse’s prospects have significantly...
11 May 2016
Horse Backs Reveal New Clues to the Evolution of Running
US - Modern horses are expert runners. They reach top speeds using a special running gait in which they hold their back stiff as they move. A new study reveals that tiny fossil ancestors of modern...
06 May 2016
Veterinary Submission to Hendra Vaccine Inquiry Sets Out a Way Forward
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association, on behalf of its 9,000 members, has provided a detailed submission to the Queensland government’s inquiry into the Hendra virus vaccine....
04 May 2016
Redwing's - Strangles Outbreak One Year On
UK - Redwing's reflects on one of its most challenging times in the charity’s 30-year history - dealing with a strangles outbreak and introduces Redwings’ strangles survey....
03 May 2016
Charities Team up to Support Owners through Horses End of Life
UK - World Horse Welfare, Blue Cross and The British Horse Society partner to provide guidance and support for owners at the end of their horse’s life...
28 April 2016
Not all Acer Species Dangerous for Horses
NETHERLANDS - The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University and RIKILT Wageningen UR carried out a joint study to determine the mortality rate of equine atypical myopathy....
27 April 2016
Horse Road Safety Campaign to Reach Millions of UK Drivers
UK - The British horse Society's Dead Slow campaign has continued to gain momentum across the UK following the rolling out of petrol pump advertising to 96 major supermarket petrol forecourts,...
21 April 2016
Amendments Made to Horse Racing – Cobalt and Shoes
UK - The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced the details of two amendments to the Rules of Racing which came into effect from 2 April 2016....
19 April 2016
Lush Green Grass May Be Harmful to Horses
US - Experts at Illinois say owners should not overfertilize and should not allow grasses to go to seed. Another common problem with spring grasses is fescue toxicity....
18 April 2016
Welfare Conference to Address Challenges Facing Scotland’s Equines
SCOTLAND - Leading experts and professionals from the equestrian community will come together to discuss and debate the challenges facing Scotland’s equine population at World Horse Welfare...
14 April 2016
More Research Needed to Protect Horses From Tetanus
AUSTRALIA - Tetanus is a devastating disease, in most cases resulting in the death of an affected animal. Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) member, Dr Steve Dennis, is now spearheading a new...
08 April 2016
New Eye Tissue Bank Being Set Up to Help Horses, Dogs
US - With compassionate foresight, people who are facing the euthanasia of their companion animal can make a choice that may save the eyesight of an animal patient in the future. Dr Bianca da...
07 April 2016
New Statistics Reveal Threat on Britain’s Roads for Horse Riders
UK - Over 60 per cent of incidents involving horses on the roads happen between 10am and 3pm, with accidents most commonly occurring in June, new statistics from The British Horse Society (BHS)...
06 April 2016
Book Your Place Now for the Unique One-Day Event for Horse Owners
UK - Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s “Love Your Horse” day on 21st May is a unique event that offers horse owners the chance to soak up the experience and expertise of vets and equine professionals...
01 April 2016
Vets Opinions are in Demand
GLOBAL - Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional...
How Might the 2016 Budget Affect Your Equestrian Business
UK - In the UK's 2016 Budget announcement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that he is more than doubling small business rate relief....
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