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Don't Break Your Vet!

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a "Don't break your vet" campaign to teach horse owners and handlers how to reduce injury risks that vets often face through a series of short tutorials.

These videos feature veterinarian and equine behaviourist Gemma Pearson.

High injury rate According to a paper published in Equine Veterinary Education, equine vets have one of the highest injury risks of all civilian professions.

The most common injuries reported included bruising, fracture and laceration to the leg or the head which were primarily due to being a kicked with a hindlimb.

Video Series The following videos by BEVA empowers horse owners by providing them with simple techniques to prepare their horses to be quiet, relaxed, and safe for veterinary and other procedures.  The seven practical videos show clients how to prepare their horses for:

  • Easy injections

  • Learning to stand still

  • Calm clipping

  • Leading & trotting up

  • Happy heads

  • Clicker training

  • Worry-free worming

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