Racing Backs Veterinary Science

Equine vets are gathering for the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress, being held at The ICC in Birmingham on the 11th - 13th of September. This annual event offers over 90 hours of presentations, lectures and discussions from some of the world's leading vets showcasing the latest research findings and use of cutting edge technology for improving equine veterinary treatment. 

This year, a number of the sessions are sponsored by the Horseracing Betting Levy Board (HBLB), highlighting its continued support for veterinary research and education, work which bring benefits for all horses, not just the thoroughbred. Since 2000, through the HBLB, British Racing has invested over £25million in veterinary research and education, underlining that the sport is committed to providing the best possible standards of veterinary care for its horses. 

Subjects covered in the HBLB sponsored sessions include genomics, African Horse Sickness and the West Nile Virus and will provide vets with an important international perspective on current medical issues facing the equine community. Attendees can also hear in-depth discussion on topics closer to home, at the session held on ‘Racehorse Medicine’.

The HBLB are also hosting a lunch on Friday 12th September and promoting the work of The Horse Comes First campaign to delegates.