British Equine Veterinary Association

A Weighty Matter: How Rider Weight Effects Equine Performance

A pilot study presented at the National Equine Forum showed that high rider to horse bodyweight ratios can cause temporary lameness and discomfort in the horse. Researchers hope results from this study will assist in the development of rider weight guidelines for horses and ponies to aid in both comfort and enjoyment. The study in […]

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‘Don’t Break Your Vet’ Campaign Seeks To Keep Vets Safe

The likelihood of injury to veterinarians while performing job duties is greater than that of firefighters, reports Horse & Hound. A paper published in Equine Veterinary Education reports that on average, an equine veterinarian receives seven to eight work-related injuries in a 30-year career. These most often injuries include fractures, bruises and cuts to the […]

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Horse Racing Regulators’ Whack-A-Mole Challenge

Spent a few days at the 81st annual convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International at Tampa, Fla. You’d think after 80 years they’d have this “regulating the horse and dog racing industries” thing figured out. Not necessarily so. But, as I learned in watching committee meetings and panel discussions of the RCI convention […]

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