Monthly Archives: April 2018

Wearing PPE… a culture change for vets

The culture is changing in the veterinary industry as a whole and wearing helmets is now common and becoming normal. This is mainly because of mandatory policies in relation to competitions and local policies set at many yards. BEVA is raising awareness of the importance of equine behaviour modification, equine behaviour assessment, risk assessment and risk reduction (including PPE and helmets). Professor Josh Slater says, “The time is right for the equine vet profession to fully engage with helmet use. Our vet schools all have helmet policies, some mandatory (i.e. wear helmets at all times when working around animals) and others are risk based, but each year of new graduates from 2018 onward will be “used to wearing helmets.” “The really pleasing thing is that students seem to be embracing helmets and we certainly don’t see any signs of reluctance … Continue reading

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National Equine Forum

Jim Green, Director of BARTA was awarded the Sir Colin Spedding Award for equine welfare at the 25th National Equine Forum in 2017 and was invited to deliver the memorial lecture in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal at this year’s event. This was held at the 26th National Equine Forum on the 8th March 2018 at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in Westminster, London. Jim talked about the history of the rescue initiative, current provision in the UK and future challenges. The event was live-streamed and Jim also spoke to HorseHour about the animal incidents that he has attended and the initiatives that he has been involved in… 26th National Equine Forum 2018 Live Stream (recorded) HorseHour Podcast

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