Industry body seeks recruits from the equine sector.

New voices are sought by the body that trains and regulates people permitted to supply and sell horse wormers. 

AMTRA seeks eight new Council representatives including two from the equine sector.

Nominees must be qualified RAMAs (Registered Animal Medicines Advisors/SQPs) who would like to represent those working in the industry. 

Current AMTRA Council members’ terms conclude at the end of 2022. While some who are eligible will stand for a second three-year term, there will be vacancies.

Voices from the front line

RAMAs who are working on the front line are crucial to the AMTRA Council, says John Blackwell, the not-for-profit body’s vice-chair and Council chair

This year, AMTRA is increasing the number of elected RAMA representatives to eight, up from six previously. There will now be two RAMAs representing each of the RAMA categories – Farm Animal, Equine, Companion Animal and Veterinary Practice. 

In addition, four representatives are to be appointed by the chair of Council to ensure all areas of the industry are covered. 

“The inclusion of RAMAs who are working on the front line is, for me, crucial in formulating strategy and policy, bringing current ideas to the table and helping the Council make good decisions,” said John Blackwell, AMTRA vice-chair and AMTRA Council chair.

AMTRA RAMA representatives are expected to attend (via Zoom) four meetings per year and to respond to correspondence from AMTRA staff. 

RAMAs interested in becoming one of eight elected Council representatives should contact Stephen Dawson, AMTRA secretary general on 01359 245801. 

Nominations can be made by sending an email to, explaining in 250 words why they would be suitable for the role. Nominations to be made before 15 November.