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The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has introduced a new guide to help horse owners negotiate the complexities of equine insurance with clarity.

The guide has been produced jointly by leading equine insurance providers and BEVA and can be downloaded via the BEVA website.

With up to 40% of horses becoming ill or injured in any one year and 25% of insured horses having a claim in any one year, vet fees insurance is a sensible way for horse owners to budget for unexpected healthcare costs. The BEVA leisure and sports horse Insurance Guide for horse owners provides valuable information for those about to purchase a new policy, those who want to make sure they understand all aspects of their existing policy or those about to make a claim.

It covers the frequently asked questions relating to vets fees and death, including when and how to insure, the importance of pre-purchase vetting, types of policy available, exclusions, referrals and permanent loss of use.

BEVA has also introduced a companion guide for vets. The Veterinary Surgeon’s guide to riding and sport horse insurance provides general guidelines to help your vet understand the requirements and issues relating to equine insurance.

Andrew Harrison, Junior Vice President of BEVA, said: “Whether a vet or a horse owner, understanding equine insurance can be intimidating for the best of us. The new guide should make it much easier for owners to understand the finer points of policies, premiums and claim protocols.”

The BEVA leisure and sports horse Insurance Guide for horse owners can be downloaded from the BEVA website via the following links:

http://www.beva.org.uk/_uploads/documents/ppe-eq-faq-s-vets-fee-death-mono.pdf

For additional information visit www.beva.org.uk

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