Category Archives: Animal Wellbeing

BVA urges Government to turn Brexit farm animal welfare priorities into promises

13 October 2017

The Government must enshrine its intentions in future trade policy and UK legislation

The Government's official response to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee's report on Brexit: Farm Animal Welfare is promising, but actual promises now need to be made in Brexit negotiations, says BVA.

Recognising the vital role of EU vets,...

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9 out of 10 vets report intimidation from clients

06 October 2017

85% of vets report that either they or a member of their team have felt intimidated by a client's language or behaviour, prompting British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) to offer advice on dealing with this issue this National Work Life Week.

Veterinary teams are experiencing a high level of...

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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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BVA says further evidence needed before changes made in antibiotic prescribing

28 July 2017

Until further studies are conducted, BVA is urging vets to continue to prescribe antibiotics according to current guidelines

An article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has questioned the validity of currently accepted guidelines for completing a course of antibiotics, as prescribed. It suggests that there is little evidence that failing to complete...

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