Prestigious BEVA Awards presented

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BEVA presented awards to some of the profession’s most outstanding contributors to equine veterinary science, health and welfare at BEVA Congress. The awards have been established by BEVA, in conjunction with various sponsors, to reflect BEVA’s recognition of and support for significant accomplishments.

The BEVA Equine Welfare Award sponsored by Blue Cross was awarded to Dr Peter Rossdale OBE FRCVS for championing the cause of equine welfare through continuing education within all sectors of the profession.

The BEVA Richard Hartley Clinical Award was presented to Dr James Rushton for the paper ‘Effects of three blood derived products on equine corneal cells, an in vitro study’.

The BEVA Trust Peter Rossdale Equine Veterinary Journal Open Award was presented to Sarah Allen for the research study paper ‘Description of veterinary events and risk factors for fatality in National Hunt flat racing Thoroughbreds in Great Britain (2000-2013)’.

This year’s BEVA Award winner was Inge J.M. Slenter for her paper on ‘Clinical, ultrasonographic and histopathologic findings in seven horses with Descemet’s membrane detachment’. The reciprocal Voorjaarsdagen Award winner will be selected from those presenting Clinical Research papers at this year’s BEVA Congress.

New for this year the EVJ Literary Award for Video Abstracts, sponsored by IMV Imaging, was given to Dr Thomas van Bergen for the paper ‘Foramen epiploicum mesh closure (FEMC) through a ventral midline laparotomy’.

In addition, two outstanding exhibitors were given special awards for their creative use of stand space. Boehringer Ingelheim won the Veterinary Practice Best Large Stand Award for its inviting use of social space with its well-lit café environment. Stallion AI Services won the Veterinary Practice Best Small Stand Award for its colourful display and its compelling, interactive on-stand competition.

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