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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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Mar
17

Determining safe rider weights for horses

By Olivia AzouagheHeavier riders can induce temporary lameness and discomfort in horses.That was the finding of a pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance, which was presented at the National Equine Forum last week.It showed t...

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Equine
Mar
10

Appropriate/inappropriate language

by Waters, A.

I am very happy to publish your letter. As you point out, the offending term 'old boys' was contained in a published letter about older and (predominantly) male equine vets not wearing helmets when dealing with horses at work.I agree that we should a...

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Equine
Mar
10

Appropriate/inappropriate language

by Whiting, C.

My eye was drawn to your front page cover line a few weeks back, 'why 'old boys' need to change their ways'. A whiff of controversy, a spark of conjecture. Perhaps this was your aim. I located Laura Shaw's letter 'make helmets a policy' (VR, 22 Janua...

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Equine
Mar
10

Pilot protocol for the control of contagious equine metritis in Great Britain

Following an extended consultation between government veterinary authorities and the equine industry a new industry-organised contagious equine metritis (CEM) control protocol came into effect on 1 February 2018 in England, Scotland and Wales; there ...

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Equine
Mar
10

Equine disease surveillance: quarterly summary

Equine disease surveillance, October to December 2017Summary of UK disease surveillance for the fourth quarter of 2017International disease occurrences, October to December 2017Pilot trial of a new protocol for the control of contagious equine metrit...

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Equine
Mar
10

New forum for equine medicines advisers

A new Facebook page has been created by Virbac to provide suitable qualified persons (SQPs) who work with horses, a place where they can share knowledge and discuss industry news, views and events.Equine SQP Forum aims to encourage engagement between...

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Equine
Mar
10

People 09/03/2018

Wendy Furness, an equine vet and partner at Scarsdale Vets, has been awarded an Executive MBA with distinction from the University of Nottingham's Business School. She was also presented with two additional prizes: best overall performance in all of ...

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Companion Animal
Mar
03

Join the approved list for contagious equine metritis control protocol

by Mountford, D.

I AM writing to invite experienced veterinary surgeons to join an approved list of equine veterinary surgeons who will provide support for a new industry-organised contagious equine metritis (CEM) control protocol. This protocol came into effect on 1...

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Equine
Mar
03

National Equine forum goes live

This year's National Equine Forum (NEF), which takes place on 8 March, is to be live streamed by #HorseHour to make it accessible to a wider audience.#HorseHour has recorded a series of pre-event podcasts with speakers and organisers. These can be ac...

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Equine
Feb
24

We should be straight talking on salaries

by Pratt, A.

Recent reports on vet salaries and insights provided by the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons Salary Survey and independent researchers CM Research have ignited discussions in forums and across the profession. There seem to be two themes: fir...

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Companion Animal
Feb
24

Make helmets a policy

by Shaw, L.

I Read with interest your news report on 'Protecting equine vets from work injuries' (VR, 8 February 2018, vol 182, p 156). I read as a (once young) female vet and the wife of an equine vet. While I applaud the idea of educating horse owners to help ...

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Equine
Feb
17

Recognising high-quality veterinary care

Dozens of veterinary practices from around the UK have been recognised for their high-quality veterinary care.Awarded last month at the joint Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons/Veterinary Management Group congress, some 35 RCVS-accredited prac...

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Companion Animal
Feb
10

Retrospective evaluation of correlation and agreement between two recovery scoring systems in horses

by Scarabelli, S., Rioja, E.

Recovery is one of the most important and risky phases in equine anaesthesia.Several recovery scoring systems (RSS) have been developed to evaluate risk factors associated with morbidity and mortality during this perioperative phase. A descriptive sc...

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Equine
Feb
10

Monitoring device gives insight into horses lives

Trackener is launching a wearable device for horses that enables owners and carers to keep an eye on their horse using an app on their phone.Trackener Life can be placed within an 'ergonomically designed lycra horse bib', when the horse is in the sta...

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Equine
Feb
10

Smaller size for anaesthetic product

Following feedback from practices, Dechra Veterinary Products has added a new 5 ml bottle to its anaesthetic product, Anesketin. It says the smaller vial will help practices reduce wastage and save time and effort denaturing out-of-date stock.Anesket...

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Companion Animal
Feb
10

Protecting equine vets from work injuries

By Georgina MillsThe British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a video campaign encouraging horse owners to help reduce injuries to equine vets.'Don't Break Your Vet' comprises a series of short videos, featuring vet and equine behavi...

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Equine
Feb
03

BVLGBT+ celebrates veterinary role models

Nina Rossi, BVA Media Manager, describes how the BVLGBT+ group will be marking LGBT+ history month.

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Companion Animal
Feb
03

Welfare films for horse owners

Erika Singh, AWF Manager, introduces a new series of films aiming to inform owners on key health and welfare issues in horses.

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Equine
Feb
03

Quality of life: what is it, and what can vets do to influence it?

Every veterinary professional dedicates their career to ensuring the health and welfare of animals committed to their care. But what does this mean for the modern vet? This question, explains Erika Singh, Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Manager, will...

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Companion Animal
Feb
03

Should vets use gallows humour at work?

YesGallows humour, the ironic or satirical humour used when facing desperate circumstances, oppression, illness or death, has been around for centuries. It has been prevalent in hospitals, wars, concentration camps and, of course, death row, and is r...

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Companion Animal