Monthly Archives: August 2017

Vets raise concern over sheep anthelmintic reclassification

25 August 2017

Anthelmintics are best prescribed by a vet as part of a flock health plan in order to safeguard the drugs' efficacy

British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) have expressed concern following the announcement by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) regarding the reclassification of Startect Dual Active Oral Solution, an anthelmintic for...

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Bad science: exposing media scaremongering, quacks and charlatans at BVA Congress 2017  

23 August 2017

Dr Goldacre will outline the use of bad science in bamboozling the public, in this year's BVA Congress Wooldridge Memorial lecture (Photo: John King)

Best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner and medical doctor Ben Goldacre, who topped the paperback non-fiction charts with ‘Bad Science', will share his specialism of unpicking scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists,...

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New paper calls on profession to routinely prescribe analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to manage pain in calves

17 August 2017

BVA and BCVA's position paper specifically recommends the use of NSAIDs in addition to local anaesthesia when conducting disbudding and castration in calves

Calves should be routinely provided with appropriate analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to effectively manage pain during necessary veterinary and husbandry procedures, stated the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the British Cattle...

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Human, not animal, behaviour to take centre stage at BVA Congress 2017

15 August 2017

BVA Congress sessions are open to all London Vet Show attendees

BVA Congress, held at London Vet Show (16 – 17 November), will this year look at new ways of tackling familiar issues with a focus on human behaviour, with Congress debates featuring a line-up of experts digging deep behind the headlines and sharing...

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Cats need all nine lives, as vets treat shocking levels of injuries

08 August 2017

The most common cause of injury in cats is road traffic accidents, followed by falling from a height, airgun injuries and burns

Cats really do need their mythical nine lives, with 90% of vets having treated cats for injuries caused by road traffic accidents (RTAs), falling from a height and walking on hot surfaces,...

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