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Posted on 1 November 2017
The 2017 Equine Summit will take place on the 9th November at the Keadeen Hotel, Ireland. The Equine Summit will bring together the thoroughbred and sporthorse sectors of the equine industry in a day-long series of presentations and discussions with equine experts and industry leaders. A plenary discussion on the equine industry in Ireland will […]
Posted on 23 October 2017
The Saddle Research Trust (SRT) was founded in 2009 with three core objectives: To promote the welfare of the ridden horse and to raise awareness of the widely underestimated issues surrounding the interactions between horses, saddles and riders To educate and inform the stakeholders within the equine industry – Riders, coaches, horse owners, professional healthcare […]
Posted on 20 October 2017
The BHA have advised that the “VO29 Ringworm – Certificate of Non-Contagiousness” form has been updated following a period of consultation with the BHA Veterinary Committee and the National Trainers Federation. The old VO29 form will not be accepted on racecourses from 01 December 2017. The new form is available here.
Posted on 19 October 2017
New Beginnings is a charity in Yorkshire which re-trains and re-homes former racehorses. They have grown from strength to strength over the years and many of you will have seen them at racecourses with some of their well known horses such as, Golden Hello (Harry) and Mister McGoldrick. Since transitioning to become a charity in […]
Posted on 16 August 2017
Professor van Weeren, commenting in the current issue of the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ), suggests that equine lameness needs to be redefined to reflect new digital assessment techniques that use preset parameters to detect gait asymmetries.1 The traditional method for detecting equine lameness is subjective, using expert visual evaluation of gait to identify the presence […]
Posted on 28 July 2017
The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is outraged that its members are being regularly asked to break the law by inseminating imported equine semen that doesn’t have an accompanying health certificate. Such practice not only jeopardises the current high health status of the UK horse population but also risks the professional status of the vets […]