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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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 Tickets are now on sale for the 'Welfare and Performance of the Ridden Horse' conference, due to take place at Nottingham University on Saturday, 11 December 2021.

World-renowned researchers, including Prof. Hilary Clayton and Dr Sue Dyson, will deliver the latest research updates. There will also be interactive Q&A sessions throughout the day, interactive polls and a fun evening of entertainment.

Organisers say that in the event of further coronavirus restrictions, day tickets will be transferred to livestream tickets. For more information about the conference and to book your place, click here.  

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