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‘Diamond geezers and geezelles’ sought for BEVA’s 60th anniversary
BEVA is celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2021.

Nominations open for the top 60 faces of the equine veterinary profession.

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2021 - and to celebrate it will be highlighting 60 members of the equine veterinary community who have had a profound impact on the profession. 

The organisation is calling on its members to nominate individuals who have inspired, developed and advanced the equine veterinary profession for the better. Each of the 60 individuals' stories will feature on BEVA’s website and social media platforms, together with information about their workplaces and personal contributions to the profession. 

BEVA president Lucy Grieve said: “We are proud of BEVA’s heritage and want to recognise our 60th birthday by celebrating some of those who have made a significant difference to the equine veterinary community. We want you to help us identify the 60 individuals who you believe have truly inspired, influenced and progressed the equine veterinary profession for the better.

She continued: “We have already started the list with Colonel John Hickman, Sue and Peter Rossdale, but there are hundreds of exceptional, deserving individuals who have made a huge difference to the equine veterinary profession and are worthy of our 60 faces roll call. If you’ve got a special ‘diamond geezer’ in mind, we need to hear from you.” 

The nomination period runs until Friday, 16 April, when BEVA Council will review all submissions to select the top 60 faces of the profession. The individuals will be showcased and celebrated by BEVA throughout the year.

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Webinar to focus on equine worm control

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 Vets, veterinary nurses and RAMAs are being invited to join a free CPD webinar on late winter and early spring equine worm control.

Hosted by Zoetis vet Dr Wendy Talbot, the webinar aims to help prescribers understand which parasites are of most concern at this time of year. It will also cover how to assess parasite risk, selecting a suitable wormer and spring wormer plans, concluding with a Q&A session.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, 18 March at 10 am and will be repeated at 7 pm for those unable to listen during the day. To book the 10 am webinar, click here, and to register for the 7 pm webinar, click here

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Avian influenza confirmed in Lancashire

A case of highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N8) avian influenza has been confirmed in two captive peregrine falcons on a non-commercial, non-poultry premises near Skelmersdale, West Lancashire.

Following a risk assessment, APHA has declared that no disease control zones have been put in place surrounding this non-commercial, non-poultry premises.

Eighteen cases of HPAI H5N8 have now been identified in poultry and other captive birds in England. A housing order for poultry and captive birds introduced by Defra to control the spread of the disease expired on 31 March, although bird keepers in England are still required by law to comply with biosecurity measures.

For more information, please click here.