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2024 Programme

  • 6:30am - 7:30am RunBEVA
    Get ready for the day with an early morning run, walk, or jog around Liverpool.
  • 8:40am - 10:15am Newshour: The Year in Review
    Chair: Roger Smith Hall 1A 8:45am Orthopaedics and sports medicine Michael Schramme 9:05am Medicine Speaker: TBC 9:25am Reproduction Camilla Scott 9:45am Surgery Bruce Bladon 10:05am Discussion
  • 8:15am - 10:05am Anaesthesia and Pain
    Chair: Jamie Prutton Hall 1B 8:15am Peri-operative morbidity and mortality – where are we? (CEPEF 4) Miguel Gozalo-Marcilla 8:35am Caudal and epidural blocks – should we be using them more often? Luis Louro 8:55am Pain scoring – does it improve patient welfare? Jamie Prutton 9:15am How can we reduce the environmental impact of equine anaesthesia ? Luis Louro 9:35am Total intravenous regional analgesia (TIVA ) – what’s new? Miguel Gozalo-Marcilla 9:55am Discussion
  • 8:15am - 10:05am Dermatology
    Chair: Fernando Malalana Hall 1C 8:15am Dealing with Pastern Dermatitis in Practice: the sooner it's better the better! Richard Coppack 8:35am "The big leg" Harry Carslake 8:55am "Sarcoidosis" - an easily overlooked but important condition Bianca Schwarz 9:15am The non-responsive pruritus case Andy Durham 9:35am The chronic pruritic human patient Stuart Cohen 9:55am Discussion
  • 8:30am - 10:10am Strengthening Social Licence of Competition: Which Horses are at Risk?
    Chair: TBC Hall 3A 8:30am Reducing fatalities on British racecourses: Mission possible? Kristien Verheyen 8:50am Can we predict injury risk in eventing? Heather Cameron-Whytock 9:10am Can the pre-race physical inspection predict if a horse is at risk of injury? Speaker: TBC 9:30am The Australian experience of preventing injury in high profile races Chris Whitton 9:50am How do advances in racecourse first response strengthen the social licence of racing Eugenio Cillan Garcia 10:10am Discussion
  • 8:30am - 10:15am Clinical Research
  • 10:45am - 12:30pm John Hickman Plenary Lecture
    Hall 1A 10:45am Opening Address Roger Smith, BEVA President 11:15am John Hickman Plenary Lecture - They shoot horses don't they? The past, present and future of equine fracture management Speaker: TBC 12:00pm Opening of Congress Sally Gunnell Sponsored by:
  • 1:40pm-3:10pm Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine: Managing Soft Tissue Injury
    Chair: Tom Hughes Hall 1A 1:40pm Hindlimb proximal suspensory desmitis - an unsolvable problem? Speaker: TBC 2:00pm An update on inferior check ligament desmitis Nicola Lynch 2:20pm Advances in the diagnosis and management of distal sesamoidean ligament desmitis Speaker: TBC 2:40pm Advances in the diagnosis and imaging of cervical dysfunction of the sports horse Brenda Hoogelander 3:00pm Discussion
  • 1:30pm-3:20pm Respiratory Medicine
    Chair: Tim Brazil Hall 1B 1:30pm Diagnostic tests for airway disease: What can I do in practice? Bruce McGorum 1:50pm Equine pulmonary nodular fibrosis Bianca Schwarz 2:10pm Update on equine asthma syndromes Bruce McGorum 2:30pm Does a post viral syndrome exist in horses? Harry Carslake 2:30pm Management of traumatic injuries to the upper  airways of the horse Mathieu de Preux 3:10pm Discussion
  • 1:30pm-3:20pm Reproduction: Pre-Breeding Management
    Chair: Jutta Sielhorst Hall 1C 1:30pm Management strategies to optimise reproductive efficiency in the mare and stallion Speaker: TBC 1:50pm Infectious diseases & venereal pathogens: What to do when you really don't want a positive result Martin Schulmann 2:10pm Evidence-based treatment options for bacterial endometritis Anna Mitchell 2:30pm Surgical solutions to subfertility in the mare Speaker: TBC 2:50pm Elephant population management and development in South Africa Martin Schulmann 3:10pm Discussion
  • 1:40pm-3:10pm Strengthening Social Licence of Competition: Imaging the Risk
    Chair: Matt Smith Hall 3A 1:40pm Can PET predict if a horse is at risk of fatal injury Mathieu Spriet 2:00pm Can MRI findings predict if a horse is at risk of fatal injury Vanessa Peter 2:20pm Can CT predict if a horse is at risk of fatal injury? Chris Whitton 2:40pm Can scintigraphy predict if a horse is at risk of fatal injury? Giorgio Ricardi 3:00pm Detection of stress fractures in the young human athlete Speaker: TBC 3:20pm Discussion
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Clinical Research
  • 3:50pm-5:30pm Strengthening Social Licence of Competition: Is Intervention the Answer?
    Chair: Bruce Bladon Hall 1A 3:50pm Racing horses with cardiac disease Celia Marr 4:05pm How advances in the identification and treatment of upper airway disease strengthen social licence Tim Barnett 4:20pm Treatment of sagittal groove injury of the proximal phalanx in the show jumper Speaker: TBC 4:40pm Surgical interventions to maintain the racehorse Matt Smith 5:00pm Was it worth it? Sally Gunnell 5:30pm Discussion
  • 3:40pm-5:20pm General Medicine
    Chair: Bruce McGorum Hall 1B 3:40pm What's the latest on viral hepatitis? Tom Divers 4:00pm Stable side laboratory testing in practice - how I use the handheld systems on a daily basis Speaker: TBC 4:20pm Blood proteins and their use in biochemistry profiles Speaker: TBC 4:40pm Update on the headshaking syndrome Veronica Roberts 5:00pm Human facial pain syndromes Paul Eldridge 5:20pm Discussion
  • 3:50pm-5:40pm Reproduction: Roundtable Small Group Discussions
    Chair: James Crabtree Hall 1C 3:50pm Barren mare work up: Including biopsy evaluation Camilla Scott & Alistair Foote 4:15pm Late term pregnancy: What could possibly go wrong? Margo Macpherson & Jutta Sielhorst 4:40pm Stallion subfertility cases Martin Schulmann & Speaker: TBC 5:05pm Discussion
  • 4:00pm-5:25pm Current Affairs Panel Discussion: Corporatisation of Equine Practices
    Chair: Lucy Grieve Hall 3A Corporatisation of equine practices has become commonplace - has it benefitted vets and their clients? Karl Holliman, Tom Hughes, Leslie Barwise-Munro & Speaker: TBC
  • 5:30pm - 7pm Happy Hour
    After a full day of lectures, our exhibitors invite you for a glass of wine (or beer) into the exhibition hall. Join them, find out about the latest products and services available and catch up with colleagues.
  • 6:30am RunBEVA
    Get ready for the day with an early morning run, walk, or jog around Liverpool.
  • 8:30am - 10:00am Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Chair: Chris Whitton Hall 1A 8:30am Standing fracture repair in the horse Henry O'Neill 8:50am DIP joint arthrodesis; is there hope for a horse with severe DIPJ OA? Speaker: TBC 9:10am Where do we stand in the treatment of medial femoral condylar cysts? Judith Findley 9:30am What is the current best treatment for hip luxations? Speaker: TBC 9:50am Discussion
  • 8:40am - 10:10am General Medicine
    Chair: Tim Brazil Hall 1B 8:40am Delayed gastric emptying - is this a significant clinical problem? Speaker: TBC 9:00am Botulism, EMND and vitamin E deficiency myopathy syndromes Tom Divers 9:20am The "zebras" of equine endocrinology - when its not EMS or PPUID! Speaker: TBC 9:40am How and when to perform a faecal transfaunation (bacteriotherapy) in horses Tom Divers 10:00am Discussion
  • 8:30am - 10:20am Reproduction: Breeding Management
    Chair: Huw Griffiths Hall 1C 8:30am Case based discussion: managing the mare for fresh/chilled semen insemination Anna Mitchell 8:50am CAT: Frozen semen AI: Fixed time versus 6 hour scans Jutta Sielhorst 9:10am Tips & tricks for the fluid producing mare Camilla Scott 9:30am Optimising results in ET programmes: donor-recipient mare management James Crabtree 9:50am What is the correlation between semen evaluation and fertility? Speaker: TBC 10:10am Discussion
  • 8:40am - 10:15am Dentistry: Avoiding Pitfalls in Routine Equine Dentistry
    Chair: Tim Barnett Hall 3A 8:40am Maintaining personal safety Sam Bescoby 9:00am Preserving dental health during everyday procedures Neil Townsend 9:20am Decision making in geriatric patients Richard Reardon 9:40am Is there a role for dental pre-purchase examination? Speaker: TBC 10:05am Discussion
  • 8:40am - 9:55am Nursing: One Medicine
    Chair: Cassie Woods Hall 3B 8:40am Human factors – an application to equine nursing Speaker: TBC 8:55am Human behaviour change - how can equine nurses support clients through change? Bronwen Williams 9:20am Fire and rescue procedures - how can equine nurses help? Jim Green 9:45am Discussion
  • 10:40am - 12:30pm Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine: Sports Medicine Therapeutics
    Chair: Andrew Fiske-Jackson Hall 1A 10:40am Accupuncture: does it actually do anything? Speaker: TBC 10:55am Is there a role for swimming in the rehabilitation of injured sports horses? Florent David 11:10am Chiropractic manipulation : does it actually do anything? Nicole Jones 11:25am Observations on the mechanism and therapeutic use of polyacrylamide gels Florent David 11:45am Joint injections - what works for the sports medicine practitioner? Speaker: TBC 12:00pm Understanding and treating subchondral bone injury in the fetlock Speaker: TBC 12:20pm Discussion
  • 10:50am - 12:35pm Oncology
    Chair: TBC Hall 1B 10:50am Equine lymphoma - the misunderstood cancer of horses Bianca Schwarz 11:10am Can melanoma surgery be justified on welfare grounds? Speaker: TBC 11:30am Surgical management of penile carcinoma Christoph Koch 11:50am Ovarian neoplasia James Crabtree 12:10pm Intestinal neoplasia - is surgery a worthwhile approach? Christoph Koch 12:30pm Discussion
  • 10:40am - 12:30pm Reproduction: Periparturient Mare
    Chair: Camilla Scott Hall 1C 10:40am Monitoring and medicating the high risk pregancy: when to start, what to use and if to stop? Margo Macpherson 11:10am Umbilical cord torsion: What we know & what we'd like to find out Speaker: TBC 11:30am Colic in the pre- and peri-parturient mare Catriona Mackenzie 11:50am CAT: Treating RFM Speaker: TBC 12:05pm Neonatal rescucitation Catriona Mackenzie 12:20pm Discussion
  • 10:50am - 12:20pm Dentistry: Looking Outside the Mouth
    Chair: Emily Floyd Hall 3A 10:50am Non-dental causes of dysphagia and quidding Speaker: TBC 11:10am When should we send a patient for further imaging? Speaker: TBC 11:30am Do we have to treat the sinus in every case of dental sinusitis? Tim Barnett 11:50am Temporomandibular joint disease Neil Townsend 12:10pm Discussion
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm Nursing: Critical Care Workshop with Rotating Groups
    Chair: Mary Simcock Hall 3B 10:30am Case 1 (Medical) Rosina Lillywhite 11:00am Case 2 (Wound) Louise Pailor 11:30am Case 3 (Surgical) Cassie Woods 12:00pm Case 4 (GA) Marie Rippingale
  • 1:40pm - 3:10pm Peter Rossdale Clinical Evidence Lecture
    Hall 1A 1:40pm Presidential Address Roger Smith 2:00pm Peter Rossdale Clinical Evidence Lecture Speaker: TBC
  • 3:40pm - 5:10pm Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine: Objective Lameness Diagnosis
    Chair: Michael Schramme Hall 1A 3:40pm Objective lameness evalution: how to use video recordings Speaker: TBC 4:00pm Recent advances in the practical application of inertial sensors Speaker: TBC 4:20pm The use of inertial sensors in Sports Medicine and Performance Optimisation Speaker: TBC 4:40pm Is there a place for objective movement evaluation during the pre-purchase examination? Speaker: TBC 5:00pm Discussion
  • 3:30pm - 5:10pm Medicine: Neonatology
    Chair: Sarah Stoneham Hall 1B 3:30pm Neonatal Ophthalmology Kelly Knickelbein 3:50pm The Neurological Neonate - making sense of normality Steve Reed 4:10pm Umbilical Disorders of Neonatal Foals - what can possibly go wrong? Tom Divers 4:30pm Neonatal Blood Disorders Bianca Schwarz 4:50pm Discussion
  • 3:40pm - 5:05pm Social Sciences: Burnout in Veterinary Practice
    Chair: Tim Barnett Hall 1C 3:40pm Practical mental health first aid Rosie Allister 4:00pm What do we currently know about mental health and burn out in the veterinary profession? Speaker: TBC 4:15pm What is burnout? How can it be managed and what are the consequnces of not doing so? Speaker: TBC 4:55pm Discussion
  • 3:40pm - 5:10pm Clinical Research
    Chair: TBC Hall 3A
  • 3:40pm - 5:05pm Nursing: Neurodiversity in Practice - Workshop
    Chair: TBC Hall 3B 3:40pm Supporting neurodiversity in practice
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Happy Hour
    After a full day of lectures, our exhibitors invite you for a glass of wine (or beer) into the exhibition hall. ​ Join them, find out about the latest products and services available and catch up with colleagues.
  • 7:30pm - late Annual Dinner & Dance
    We hope you can join us for our Annual Dinner & Dance on Friday evening where Dave Rendle will hand the BEVA Presidency over to Roger Smith. ​ Annual Dinner & Dance tickets receive a delicious three-course dinner followed by live music and dancing (stage-dive at your own risk).
  • 9:00am - 10:35am Managing Tendon and Ligament Injuries
    Chair: TBC Hall 1A 9:00am Surgical management of tendon and ligament injuries Speaker: TBC 9:30am Human achilles tendon injuries - indications and outcome of surgical management Speaker: TBC 10:00am How to perform an intra-lesional injection Andrew Fiske-Jackson 10:15am How to design a personalised rehab programme for a tendon or ligament injury Speaker: TBC 10:30am Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 9:00am - 10:35am Medicine: Neurology Panel
    Chair: Harry Carslake Hall 1B 9:00am Challenges in neurology - a case based panel discussion Steve Reed, Caroline Hahn, Tom Divers
  • 9:15am - 10:30am How to Session: Colic Surgical Tips
    Chair: Bruce Bladon Hall 1C 9:15am Practical tips to facilitate surgical exploration of the acute abdomen Speaker: TBC 9:35am How to do a jejunocaecal anastomosis Speaker: TBC 9:50am How to perform a pelvic flexure enterotomy to empty the large colon Christoph Koch 10:05am How to do a jejunojenunal end-to-end anastamosis Bruce Bladon 10:20am Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 9:15am - 10:25am Clinical Research
    Chair: TBC Hall 3A
  • 9:00am - 10:25am The Foot: Imaging
    Chair: Michael Schramme Hall 3B 9:00am MRI of the foot - is it the gold standard? Natasha Werpy 9:20am Ultrasonography of the foot : worth the effort or a treasure trove of false positive findings? Brenda Hoogelander 9:35am Fan beam CT - as good or better than MRI? Annamaria Nagy 9:50am Cone beam CT, - does it have a place in foot imaging Jonathan Dixon 10:05am What has PET scanning brought to lameness diagnosis in sports horses? Mathieu Spriet 10:25am Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm How To Session: Practice Tips
    Chair: Jane Boswell Hall 1A 11:00am How to perform enucleation in a standing horse Florent David 11:15am How to perform an emergency tracheostomy Speaker: TBC 11:30am How to manage the non-healing eye ulcer Julie Potier 11:45am How to manage a foal with angular limb deformity Speaker: TBC 12:00pm How to prepare alpha2 macroglobulin for intra-articular injection? Speaker: TBC 12:15pm Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm Medicine: Infectious Disease
    Chair: TBC Hall 1B 11:00am The ups and downs of EHV Steve Reed 11:20am Lyme disease - is it as bad as it the dogma states? Tom Divers 11:40am Exotic diseases - we need to recognise them in case they appear here! Speaker: TBC 12:00pm Infectious causes of diarrhoea in adult horses and in foals Tom Divers 12:20pm Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 10:55am - 12:30pm Surgery: Arthroscopy
    Chair: TBC Hall 1B 10:55am An update on the tenoscopic management of intrathecal tendon injuries of the digital sheath Andrew Fiske-Jackson 11:15am Tenoscopic management of carpal sheath injuries Henry O'Neill 11:35am Navicular bursoscopy and MRI ; what is more reliable for DDFT injuries? Elisabetta Giorio 11:55am Minimally invasive surgery of the neck Rachel Tucker 12:15pm Discussion
  • 10:55am - 12:30pm Clinical Research
    Chair: TBC Hall 3A
  • 11:00am - 12:50pm The Foot: Part 1
    Chair: TBC Hall 3B 11:00am The causes of distal phalanx fractures Speaker: TBC 11:15am Treatment of distal phalanx fractures; a surgeon's perspective Speaker: TBC 11:30am Treatment of distal phalanx fractures; a farrier's perspective Speaker: TBC 11:45am Subchondral cyst-like lesions of the distal phalanx; are they always clinically signficant? Natasha Werpy 12:05pm Hoof cracks Chris Baldwin 12:20pm Hoof cracks; a farrier's perspective Simon Curtis 12:40pm Discussion
  • 1:20pm - 3:00pm Imaging: Practitioner Session
    Chair: Jonathan Dixon Hall 1A 1:20pm Point of care ultrasonography of the acute colic case Speaker: TBC 1:35pm Point of care ultrasonography of the horse with diffuse limb swelling Gabriel Manzo Diaz 1:50pm Point of care ultrasonography of the cardiorespiratory system Speaker: TBC 2:05pm Ultrasonography of the origin of the suspensory ligament – how do I interpret my scans? Natasha Werpy 2:20pm Point of care ultrasonography and injection of the cervical articular facet joints Russell Parker 2:35pm Diagnostic imaging options for the head – do radiographs still have a place? Gabriel Manzo Diaz 2:50pm Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 1:30pm - 3:10pm Ophthalmology: Part 1
    Chair: TBC Hall 1B 1:30pm What does the horse see? Kelly Knickelbein 1:50pm Making the best use of ophthalmic diagnostic equipment Fernando Malalana 2:10pm Non-ulcerative corneal disorders Kelly Knickelbein 2:50pm Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 1:20pm - 3:00pm Medicine: Biosecurity
    Chair: TBC Hall 1C 1:20pm Ataxia: working through a plan Speaker: TBC 1:30pm Managing neurological EHV - consensus building Celia Marr 1:40pm Be prepared for abortion and dystocia threats James Crabtree 1:50pm Exotic disease - where to spot it Kate Blakeman 2:00pm Key elements of a hospital biosecurity policy Celia Marr 2:10pm Expect the unexpected - don't let your clinic get caught out Imogen Burrows 2:20pm Now Salmonella is in your clinic Scott Pirie 2:30pm Key elements of a biosecurity policy for ambulatory vets James Crabtree 2:40pm Discussion Better Biosecurity for Equine Vets
  • 1:20pm - 3:00pm Clinical Research
    Chair: TBC Hall 3A
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm The Foot: Part 2
    Chair: Simon Curtis Hall 3B 1:45pm The digital cushion: its importance Jay Tovey 2:00pm Can we affect breakover Speaker: TBC 2:15pm Dorsal destruction, let's stop it Speaker: TBC 2:30pm Club foot and Rocker shoe Alex Werner 2:45pm The effect of heel wedges and toe wedges on joint angles and tendons strains Speaker: TBC 3:00pm Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Imaging: In Depth Session
    Chair: Gabriel Manzo Diaz Hall 1A 3:30pm Which modality do I choose? Standing orthopaedic imaging - latest advances and clinical relevance Natasha Werpy 3:50pm Comparative CT/MRI/PET imaging of the fetlock - which is best for bone lesion detection? Mathieu Spriet 4:05pm CT imaging of the pelvis/lumbar spine - what is possible/feasible? Annamaria Nagy 4:20pm Scintigraphy in the sports horse – does it have a place? Andy Bathe 4:35pm UTC in sports horse practice Roger Smith 4:50pm Discussion
  • 3:30pm - 5:10pm Ophthalmology: Part 2
    Chair: TBC Hall 1B 3:30pm The equine lens Kelly Knickelbein 4:00pm Understanding the equine retina - what's significant and what's not? Kelly Knickelbein 4:30pm Intraocular surgery in the human eye Speaker: TBC 5:00pm Discussion Speaker: TBC
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Orthopaedics: Therapeutics and Rehabilitation Workshop
    Chair: TBC Hall 1C 3:30pm Interactive case discussions Brenda Hoogelander & Speaker: TBC
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Clinical Research
    Chair: TBC Hall 3A
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm The Foot: Part 3
    Chair: Jay Tovey Hall 3B 3:30pm Treatment of hoof wall infection Sarah Logie 3:45pm The trimming & shoeing cycle Paul Horner 4:00pm Can we affect landing? Speaker: TBC 4:15pm Have we forgotten the heel? Simon Curtis 4:30pm Hind foot balance Speaker: TBC 4:45pm Discussion Speaker: TBC
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