New BEVA Medicines Guidance
BEVA has revamped its online medicines guidance resource to help members to negotiate the intricacies of prescribing equine medicines and to use the Cascade accurately.
Compliance with equine medicines legislation is complicated. It involves the challenges of food production, equine passport and essential medicines legislation as well as the prescribing Cascade, VMD guidance and the RCVS practice standards scheme. The online guidance now includes:
The guidance can be accessed through the Resources for Vets section of the BEVA website. (Some resources require members to be logged in).
The new medicines guidance resource has already been invaluable for members working towards the new Practice Standards Scheme, such as Josh Slater from the RVC, who said: “The PSS Awards define what a high-functioning equine practice looks like. The BEVA medicines guidance documents enabled us to fulfil the PSS Awards scheme requirements for demonstrating responsible use of medicines and compliance with requirements such as Cascade prescribing and emergency treatment of horses, helping us to achieve our Outstanding rating in the PSS Awards. The resource will be very useful for all equine practices preparing for PSS inspections and continues to be an invaluable day-to-day reference source for us.”
BEVA will also be holding two equine medicine courses in October 2017. They will provide evidence-based updates on a range of topical issues in equine medicine. The focus will be on recent research with practical relevance and the courses are aimed at clinicians who have attained or are working towards certificate level qualifications. The first will be held in Oulton, Leeds on 10 October and the second in Oxford on 31 October.
Don’t miss BEVA Congress, Europe’s largest equine veterinary conference, at Liverpool Arena Convention Centre from 13-16 September 2017. There will be an exceptional line up of practitioner friendly speakers, extensive CPD, quality science and novel demonstrations. Visit www.beva.org.uk today to find out more and to sign up.