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Vets scoop additional BEVA awards
Adam Redpath and equine medicine specialist David Rendle. 

Voorjaarsdagen and BEVA Awards mark close relationship between Associations. 

Two equine veterinary surgeons have received top awards in recognition of their contributions to equine veterinary science, health and welfare.

Clinical teaching associate Adam Redpath and equine medicine specialist David Rendle won the reciprocal Voorjaarsdagen BEVA Award and the Sam Hignett Award respectively for their presentations at BEVA Congress 2018.

Marking the close relationship between the two associations, the awards are selected and presented biannually, once at the Voorjaarsdagen Congress and then at BEVA Congress.

Adam won the Voorjaarsdagen Award for his paper ‘Aminoglycoside Antibiotics; still essential in equine practice?’. In receiving this award, he gains free registrations to Voorjaarsdagen Congress 2019 where he will have the opportunity to present his paper again.

David received The Sam Hignett Award for the best clinical research presentation from general equine practice. His paper ‘Efficacy of a novel palatable pergolide paste formulation for the treatment of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) in ponies’, wins him free registration to next year’s AAEP Annual Convention. 

Other awards presented at BEVA Congress 2018 include The BEVA Equine Welfare Award, sponsored by Blue Cross, and the BEVA Richard Hartley Clinical Award.

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New road sign to protect small wildlife

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 Transport secretary Chris Grayling has unveiled a new road sign to help cut traffic accidents and protect small wildlife, particularly hedgehogs.

Local authorities and animal welfare groups are being asked to identify accident and wildlife hotspots where the sign - which features a hedgehog - should be located.

Government figures show that more than 600 people were injured in road accidents involving animals in 2017, and four people were killed. These figures do not include accidents involving horses. The new sign will be used to warn motorists in areas where there are large concentrations of small wild animals, including squirrels, badgers, otters and hedgehogs.  

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NOAH members re-elect Jamie Brannan as chair

Jamie Brannan, senior Vice President of Zoetis, has been re-elected as chair of NOAH for 2019/20, during this year’s AGM, held in London.

Mr Brannan joined Zoetis and the NOAH board in 2016, becoming NOAH’s vice-chair in 2018 and replacing Gaynor Hillier as chair later that year.

He commented: “I am extremely pleased to have been elected by the NOAH membership and am proud to be able to represent our industry at such a critical time for the UK animal health industry. I look forward to driving forward our new NOAH Strategy and to working with our members, old and new, in the coming year.”