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BEVA updates medicines guidance
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BEVA's medicines guidance has been updated to help members negotiate the intricacies of prescribing medicines.
Guidance helps members comply with equine legislation

BEVA has updated its online medicines guidance resource to help members negotiate the intricacies of prescribing medicines and to use the Cascade accurately.

The guidance now includes:

·       BEVA client information leaflets to help members inform clients of potential adverse effects of medicines when using the Cascade.
·       A BEVA branded prescription form to help members comply with RCVS guidance whilst reducing opportunities for prescription fraud.
·       Easy to use explanations of the prescribing Cascade in food producing and non-food producing animals including dynamic flow charts to guide members through the decision making steps.
·       The BEVA emergency treatment form and interactive flowchart for treating horses without a passport.
·       The BEVA award winning PROTECT ME toolkit to create a customised protocol for practices to develop responsible antibiotic use guidelines.
·       The BEVA members’ product database to help members share details of suppliers of hard to source medicines.
·       BEVA’s guidance on the use of veterinary specials in equine practice.
·       Links to download BEVA’s formulary App “BEVA Drugs”

The guidance can be accessed through the Resources for Vets section of the BEVA website.

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Survey seeks to learn about racehorse aftercare

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 The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching a survey to improve understanding of aftercare for thoroughbreds. The survey has been emailed to trainers, who are asked to share their own experiences, with a focus on life after horses finish their racing careers. It forms part of an equine health and welfare strategy being developed by the BHA. 

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Charity welcomes new ambassadors

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has appointed the actor Anthony Head and renowned canine behaviourist, Sarah Fisher, as official ambassadors. They join existing ambassadors Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden, David Gandy and Jacqueline Wilson.

Anthony is best known for his roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Iron Lady and Girlfriends. He has previously lent his voice to Battersea’s videos and appeals, as well as performing readings at the charity’s Christmas Carol Concert and Collars & Coats Gala Ball.

Meanwhile Sarah has worked across all three of the charity’s centres, offering advice in dealing with a variety of complex and challenging dogs. She has also fostered several Battersea animals and trained many members of staff in using the Tellington Touch method of training, to keep dogs calm and relaxed.