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Dick Vet School Visit and Lecture

SEBA have organised a promising visit to the Dick Vet at Easter Bush Campus just one mile south of Edinburgh including a Lecture on Grass Sickness and a Hospital Tour. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are available at a cost of just £10 inclusive of lunch, and are being sold by the Secretary of SEBA – full details on the poster below.


This is the day of the Dinner Dance at the Houston Hotel and HPS members and friends will be very welcome to attend. There will be an Equine Grass Sickness Fund stand with information and merchandise available to buy.

Scottish Equine Breeders Association


 100 Years of Equine Grass Sickness

The past, present and future of Equine Grass Sickness Lecture and Equine Hospital Tour


Saturday 16th November 2013


Building 1, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies & Equine Hospital,

Easter Bush Campus EH25 9RG


Registration & Coffee 10.00 Lecture to start at 11.00 a.m. prompt

Tours of the hospital will follow the lecture when delegates will be guided in small groups



Dr Scott Pirie BVM&S PhD Cert EM (Int Med) Cert EP Dip ECEIM MRCVS Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine

Scott graduated from the R(D)SVS in 1989. Following a short period in equine practice in Northern Ireland, he returned to the “Dick Vet”, where he has remained since. His academic career has primarily revolved around the discipline of equine medicine, with occasional breaks to undertake more focused research; PhD program on allergic lung disease and a 3 year research sabbatical on grass sickness in Dubai. His main clinical and research interests include equine gastrointestinal and respiratory disease and grass sickness, all areas on which he has published widely in both scientific and clinical formats. Scott is an ex-member of BEVA council, a member of the Equine Veterinary Journal Editorial Consultant Board and Clinical Evidence Board, a member of the Veterinary and Comparative Respiratory Society Board and ex-Chair of the Examination Committee of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine.

 A collection will be made for the Equine Grass Sickness Fund.

They will be present with an information stand and EGSF merchandise will also be available to purchase.

Admission by pre-paid ticket only - available from:

Mrs Jane Barry (SEBA Secretary) 

Ceann-na-Coille, Upper Braefindon, Culbokie, By Dingwall, Ross-shire IV7 8GY

Tel:-  01349  877266       E-mail:

Price:- £10.00 including lunch, tea & coffee

       Please make cheques payable to SEBA & enclose SAE for return of tickets and map