Category Archives: Medicinal News

BVA response to questions over anthelmintics policy

28 February 2013

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded to criticism in the media made by organisations representing SQPs (suitably qualified persons) in response to the BVA's call for VMD to classify all anthelmintics in all species as POM-V. The BVA has written to the veterinary and farming media with the following statement:

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BVA letter to The Times on antimicrobial resistance in pets

12 February 2013

A report in The Times in January criticised the veterinary profession for its use of antimicrobials (or antibiotics) in pet animals. The President of the British Veterinary Association has written to The Times to refute the criticisms and set out the role of the veterinary profession in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

The letter has been...

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BVA calls on VMD to restrict anthelmintic dispensing

31 January 2013

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling on the veterinary medicines regulator to classify all anthelmintics as POM-V, meaning they can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon, rather than by vets and Suitably Qualified Person (SQPs) as at present.

The BVA has written to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to request that changes...

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Measures to tackle antimicrobial resistance must be science based says BVA

15 November 2012

Political measures to reduce antimicrobial resistance in Europe and the UK are in danger of becoming kneejerk reactions that are not based on sound science, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warned ahead of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November).

The BVA has told vets that they must use antimicrobials responsibly and be seen...

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