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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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Scheme to protect wildlife and reduce flooding

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 Natural England has announced a new scheme to improve flood protection, boost wildlife and create 160 hectares of new saltmarsh. The £6 million scheme in Lancashire will effectively unite the RSPB’s Hesketh Out Marsh Reserve and Natural England’s Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve. The completed reserve will be the largest site of its kind in the north of England. 

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Welfare event to discuss ethical dilemmas faced by vets

Students and ethics experts will host an event on the difficult moral challenges facing vets. Ethical issues, such as euthanasia and breeding animals for certain physical traits, will be discussed by prominent speakers including TV vet Emma Milne and RSPCA chief vet James Yeates. Other topics will include how to tackle suspected animal abuse and the extent of surgical intervention.

The conference will look at how these dilemmas affect the wellbeing of vets, and explore how to better prepare veterinary students for work. It will be held at the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus from 30 September - 1 October 2017. Tickets can be purchased here.