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Vet Record is the official Journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and has been published weekly since 1888.

It is now published weekly in print and continuously online. The journal is highly regarded in the UK and internationally within the veterinary profession.

It contains news, comment, letters and clinical research papers on a wide range of veterinary topics. Its classified advertisement section includes an extensive list of veterinary and veterinary-based jobs.

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BVA members receive a print copy of Vet Record every week as well as online access to the latest content and the comprehensive research archive.

BVA grants editorial freedom to the Editor of Vet Record. The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and may not necessarily comply with BVA policy. Vet Record is published by BMJ on behalf of BVA.

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Dec
01

Animal Welfare Foundation welcomes two new trustees

Erika Singh, AWF Manager, introduces the two newest members of the charity's board of trustees.

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Companion Animal
Dec
01

Brexit fuels demand for BVA input at Westminster

As Brexit continues to dominate proceedings, Parliament has sought the expertise of the veterinary profession in an unprecedented way, says BVA Policy Officer Michael McGilligan.

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Companion Animal
Dec
01

Discounts for members on The Webinar Vet Virtual Congress

BVA Marketing Officer Eleanor Patterson encourages you to kick off your 2019 CPD with The Webinar Vet Virtual Congress.

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Companion Animal
Dec
01

BVA 'a strong voice for vets thanks to our members

BVA pledges to provide 'A strong voice for vets' and one of the ways that we ensure we're speaking for you on the matters that you care about is through member surveys. Nina Rossi, BVA Media Manager, shares our latest activity.

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Companion Animal
Jun
30

Equine lower airway disease

by Kinnison, T., Cardwell, J., Smith, K., Couèˆtil, L., Wylie, C., Whiting, M., Roder, C.

Since the early 1980s respiratory problems in racehorses have been identified as a common cause of lost days in training and reduced performance. Recent research adds to this evidence base; however, its direction and focus suggests a lack of global c...

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Equine
Jun
30

Case series: periocular habronemiasis in five horses in the Netherlands

by Verhaar, N., Hermans, H., van Rooij, E., van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M. S., Ensink, J.

In tropical and subtropical climates, infection of periocular tissue by Habronema larvae is a recognised cause of conjunctivitis or blepharitis. To the authors' knowledge, only a few cases of habronemiasis have been described in Western Europe, and i...

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Equine
Jun
30

Joint supplement for horses

An anti-inflammatory joint supplement for horses and ponies that have suffered joint trauma has been launched by nutraceutical company, Cavalor.ArtiTec contains joint health nutrients (glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid ...

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Equine
Jun
30

All horses to be microchipped by 2020

By Georgina MillsA new law requiring horses in England to be microchipped has been introduced to prevent abuse and improve welfare, Defra has announced.From October 2020, it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip their horses, ponies and donke...

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Equine
Jun
30

'Tax pharma companies if they fail to act on AMR, says Review chief Lord ONeill

By Matthew LimbPharmaceutical companies are still not doing enough to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) despite continually stressing the need to do so, a leading expert has said.Economist Lord Jim O'Neill (pictured) said that firms that do not a...

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Companion Animal
Jun
23

British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) response

by Mountford, D.

Given the resources and expertise that BEVA has put into improving the safety of equine vets it is disappointing to read Jill Butterworth's letter which completely misrepresents BEVA's work. Perhaps a closer examination of BEVA's guidance, its origin...

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Equine
Jun
23

Protecting equine vets in practice

by Butterworth, J.

Congratulations to Laura Shaw for her heartfelt and informative article on whether vets should be compelled to routinely wear safety helmets as part of their personal protective equipment (PPE).1 It is frustrating to read the British Equine Veterinar...

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Equine
Jun
23

Equine influenza: evolution of a highly infectious virus

Fleur Whitlock, Adam Rash and Debra Elton of the equine influenza group at the Animal Health Trust provide a timely reminder of risk of equine influenza and the importance of vaccination

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Equine
Jun
16

Using bits in horses

by Hallowell, G.

It was disappointing to read the misinformed letter (VR, 26 May 2018, vol 182, p 608) by Michael Fox regarding the welfare of the horses of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and Royal Mews. More unfortunate was that this misinformation was then ...

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Equine
Jun
16

Immediate effects of an artificial change in hoof angulation on the dorsal metacarpophalangeal joint angle and cross-sectional areas of both flexor tendons

by Hagen, J., Kojah, K., Geiger, M., Vogel, M.

Corrective shoeing is used to change hoof angulation with the intention to influence the angulation of the digital joints to reduce strain on associated tendons. The objective of this study is to examine how gradual changes in hoof angulation affect ...

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Equine
Jun
16

Childcare facilities introduced at equine congress

Creche facilities will be provided by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) at its congress for the first time this year to make the event more accessible to working parents. The new facility will be provided for children from under one ye...

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Equine
Jun
16

Ice therapy for horses

A range of leg cooling products for horses from the USA is now available in the UK.The products are designed to apply compression and long-lasting cold therapy to the limbs, feet and back to prevent injury or speed recovery in equine athletes.The bre...

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Equine
Jun
16

Mars Petcare expands into veterinary business in Europe

Mars Petcare has expanded its veterinary health group with two acquisitions in the European veterinary sector.On 7 June it announced that it was purchasing the UK veterinary group, Linnaeus, from Sovereign Capital Partners. Four days later, it announ...

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Equine
Jun
09

Effect of horse sex status on British Eventing competition performance: an observational study between 1998 and 2016

by Hanousek, K., Salavati, M., Fouladi-Nashta, A.

To test the hypothesis that gender affects horse scores in eventing competition, data on the scores and points awarded to 681 horses was collected from the British Eventing website. Equal numbers of mares, geldings and stallions were used, all foaled...

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Equine
Jun
09

Let's talk about veterinary ethics: developing tools, finding spaces and recognising institutional responsibilities

by Millar, K.

In both the UK1 and internationally, day one competencies for veterinary surgeons are deemed to encompass an awareness of the ethical dimensions of practice and the ability to identify and articulate the nature of ethical responsibilities, such as in...

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Companion Animal
Jun
09

Salmonella and salmonellosis in horses: an overview

Francesca Martelli, Sue Kidd and Joanna Lawes of the APHA discuss the diagnosis, prevention and control of salmonellosis in horses

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Equine