FEEVA Position Statement of pre-purchase radiography on dorsal spinous processes (2018)
FEEVA considers that there is no evidence of a correlation betwee radiographic appearence of the dorsal spinous processes of the back and future risk of disease in asymptomatic horses.
FEEVA does not recommend that such radiography is included in a standard pre-purchase radiographic protocol.
FEEVA statement on extension of the essentials list for horses (2017)
FVE and FEEVA strongly advise the European Commission to extend its list of substances by including seven additional substances, seen the added clinical benefit given by these substances and the ANSES opinion on their safety. The seven substances are tenoic acid, phenylbutazone for systemic use and tetracaine, tetryzoline, synephrine, rifamycine, polymyxine B for ophthalmic use. See position
FEEVA statement on Ketamine (2015)
The Federation of Equine Veterinary Associations of Europe (FEEVA) wishes to underline that Ketamine is very widely used for anesthesia and analgesia by equine veterinarians across all Europe. It is the only injectable anesthetic that is safe and well tested in the full range of species under a veterinarian’s care. Similarly to other species, ketamine is used in horses as a primary anesthetic and for the induction to inhalant anesthesia. Ketamine is an essential anesthetic in equine veterinary practice, both in hospital settings and in the field. FEEVA opposes any re-classification of Ketamine which would limits its availability.
FEEVA and FVE leaflet on antimicrobial resistance for horse owners and professionals (2014)
European horse vets joined their voices on “How to use antibiotics responsibly” and developed a leaflet with responsible use guidelines for the horse owners and professionals. This leaflet is one of the series of leaflets published with advise on the responsible use of antibiotics.
The horse leaflet can be found here and all leaflets can be found here
Horse AMR leaflet (2014) in English, German and Spanish
Cascade Guide for veterinarians if NO authorised medicinal product is available (2014)
This brochures explains which products veterinarians are allowed to use if no authorised product exist for a certain condition or a certain species. It also lists the list of essential substances for Equidae.
The brochure is available in English and in Spanish.
FEEVA Position on Transport of horses (2012)
FEEVA is of the opinion that horses for welfare reasons should
be slaughtered as close to the point of origin as possible,
keeping transport to a minimum and where transportation is necessary,
the horse's welfare should be considered with priority, observing
all regulations addressing the needs of these animals. FEEVA
strongly supports the maximum 8-hour limit adopted by the European
Full position can be found here.