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Winners of BEVA annual awards announced
April L Lawson (left) and Dr Monica Venner (right) were presented with their awards virtually, on 10 September.

Veterinary professionals recognised virtually in absence of congress

The BEVA has continued to celebrate excellence within the equine veterinary profession, despite COVID-19 restrictions, by presenting two awards through a virtual event held on Thursday 10 September.

The BEVA Richard Hartley Clinical Award is awarded to the senior author of the best evidence-based paper with direct clinical application published in Equine Veterinary Journal or Equine Veterinary Education. It is presented in memory of Richard Hartley, a founding member of the BEVA and president from 1974 to 1975.

The award was presented to April L Lawson BSc BVSc MRCVS, for the paper Application of an equine composite pain scale and its association with plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone concentrations and serum cortisol concentrations in horses with colic by A. L. Lawson, R. R. Opie, K. B. Stevens, E. J. Knowles and T. S. Mair.

The Peter Rossdale Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) Open Award is given for the paper that most closely accomplishes EVJ’s goal of publishing articles which impact and improve clinical practice and/or the scientific knowledge behind equine veterinary medicine.

This award was created in recognition of Peter Rossdale’s exceptional contributions to the BEVA and EVJ. This year it was presented to Dr Monica Venner DipECEIM for the paper Changing policy to treat foals with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in the later course of disease decreases antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate by D. Arnold-Lehna, M. Venner, L. Berghaus, R. Berghaus and S. Giguère.

According to the BEVA, the remaining awards have been postponed until 2021.

For more information on the awards please visit the BEVA website.

Image (c) BEVA.

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Government to run free webinars on exporting horses

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 The UK government has announced that it will be running two free webinars for horse owners and exporters, explaining what steps to take to export horses from 1 January 2021.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020, from 9.30am to 11am. It will cover Export Health Certificate (EHC) requirements from 1 January 2021. Click here to register.

The second webinar will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020, from 10.30am to 12pm. This session will focus on the steps that businesses need to take to export equines from the UK to the EU. Click here to register.

For more information on exporting horses and ponies after 1 January 2021, please visit the gov.uk website. 

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