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Presentation of awards

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A number of awards were presented during the congress.

The BEVA Equine Welfare Award, sponsored by Blue Cross, was presented to ‘Mac’ Johnston in recognition of his long-term dedication to providing advice and guidance for local people and vets in the Scottish Highlands. Keith Chandler, BEVA's president, said that this had had an important bearing on the improvement of the welfare of horses in the region.

Professor Johnston was a lecturer in equine medicine at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and is a widely published author. He also subsequently became an authority on public health issues. Although living in the Scottish Highlands and commuting to the RVC, …

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