Monthly Archives: July 2014

Statement about MRSA in a piglet in Northern Ireland

29 July 2014

MRSA has been confirmed in a piglet in the UK

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) have issued a statement about the isolation of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) from a postweaning piglet in Northern Ireland as reported in the Veterinary Record.

The joint statement by the BVA and PVS...

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BVA letter to The Sunday Times on the global threat of antibiotics

28 July 2014

The Sunday Times printed a letter from the BVA President responding to an article in last week's Sunday Times, the letter reads:

Global threat of antibiotics

The Conservative MP David Davis highlights antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest threats to our ability to fight disease (“Reckless use of antibiotics will kill more than any...

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Trust vets’ professionalism in use of antibiotics

09 July 2014

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Science and Technology Select Committee report on antibiotic resistance, but warned against moves to stop the preventive use of medicines in livestock.

Responding to the report, Mr Hargreaves said:

“Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing both human and animal health and poses a serious...

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PM’s Antibiotic review must consider animal health too

02 July 2014

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of a review into why so few antimicrobial drugs have been introduced in recent years, and called for the review to extend to animal health.

Commenting, Peter Jones, BVA Past President said:

"Antibiotics are vital medicines for both human and animal health and we...

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