Equis Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary with Charity Donation



Equis, the world’s largest online point of care clinical reference resource for equine veterinary care, is celebrating its 15th anniversary during September 2013. Vetstream, the online veterinary content specialist which provides the service, is marking the milestone with the donation of a year’s free  subscription to equine charity Animal Care in Egypt (ACE).  It will also be demonstrating Equis on Stand F11 at BEVA Congress.

Equis contains more than 5,500 separate peer-reviewed content items, covering equine diseases, surgical procedures, laboratory and diagnostic techniques, a formulary, breed and owner information.  Content is provided in text, picture and video form and is contributed by more than 380 leading clinicians from around the world.   Launched in 1998, Equis is available on a quarterly or annual subscription.

Annalisa Barrelet MRCVS and trustee of ACE comments:  “We are thrilled that Vetstream has donated a subscription of Equis to us.  We are a small charity dedicated to helping stop the suffering of animals in the poorest communities ofLuxorby providing free veterinary care and education.  We have a well-run hospital with good basic facilities and a busy outpatient clinic.

Assma and Hannah flushing wound

We employ four full-time Egyptian vets who treated more than 26,000 animals in 2012.  They are keen to learn new skills but access to current veterinary literature is limited so Equis will be of enormous benefit to them.  We also have a steady stream of visiting volunteer vets and nurses who will greatly appreciate the ability to access the volume of information that Equis offers.”

Dr G Mark Johnston, Managing Director of Vetstream, comments:  “The pressure on equine vets to keep abreast of fast-moving clinical developments and to communicate with clients effectively has never been greater.

Equis subscribers tell us that they find it a huge benefit to have access to such a wide breadth of information at their finger tips, whether they’re working on a PC  or using a smartphone or tablet on the road.   Many also use the graphics and videos to explain diagnoses and proposed treatment regimes to clients.

Together with our other clinical reference services, Canis (dogs), Equis (horses) and Lapis (rabbits), it is cross-linked to VetMedResource from CABI, and PubMed giving access to abstracts and primary literature to enable practices to apply an evidence-based approach to clinical care.

We’d like to thank Equis’ subscribers for their support over the last 15 years and, to mark this milestone, we felt it was fitting to donate a subscription to ACE.”

Vetstream’s four clinical reference services, Equis, Canis, Felis, and Lapis, provide the world’s largest online source of peer reviewed point-of-care veterinary content.  Vetstream also provides Vetacademy, a service which provides e-learning modules and online videos in partnership with some of the world’s leading veterinary CPD providers.

For more information on Equis, visit www.vetstream.com.   More information on ACE is available at www.ace-egypt.org.uk.