In the UK, Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) is notifiable by law. It is a contagious disease caused by the equine arteritis virus (EAV). The virus occurs worldwide. There are no human health implications associated with this disease and only Equidae are affected. In the UK the latest outbreaks were confirmed in a stallion in Staffordshire […]
BHS set up new website to gather meaningful data to help improve equestrian safety in Britain The British Horse Society has launched www.horseaccidents.org.uk to gather meaningful data to help improve equestrian safety in Britain. Incidents covered include road accidents, dog attacks, low flying aircraft, fireworks, wind turbines, slippery road surfaces and bridleway gates. These and […]
This week Jamie is speaking to the Edinburgh Vet School 4th and final years clinical club on epidemiology and management of equine strangles in practice and on Saturday Harvey is presenting a series of short talk/demonstrations at the Inchcoonans Equestrian Centre open day.
Managing your horse or pony can be especially hard in really bad weather. Almost every day for the last 2 weeks we have attended injured horses. These have included fractured legs, pelvic injuries and several severe soft tissue injuries. It’s impossible to safeguard your animal completely at pasture but kick injuries are much more likely […]