More than 200 equine veterinarians will head to the Gold Coast this weekend to learn about the latest in horse health - including infectious diseases, emerging medicines and surgery techniques as well as common horse ailments.

Laminitis is one of the most common reasons a horse requires veterinary treatment. But there are new discoveries unravelling the mysteries around what triggers the disease.

Proposed changes from the federal budget are likely to have serious consequences for vet students and the profession.

Julia Nicholls introduces herself and the Board for the next 12 months.


Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) is a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and the premier provider of continuing professional development for equine veterinarians in Australia.
With an emphasis on providing the support members need to remain at the forefront of equine veterinary medicine, EVA also represents the interests of members to governments and equine industry groups.
EVA maintains strong links with both equine organisations and horse owners. An important role for EVA is providing advice and information to the people who care for horses to ensure that Australian horses enjoy the best possible health and welfare.
You must be a member of the AVA to join, and you can add EVA to your membership online. You can contact EVA on 02 9431 5080 or


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