Category Archives: Medicinal News

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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EU-backed veterinary hub will offer ‘innumerable benefits’

31 July 2017

The Aberystwyth initative highlights the importance of EU funding to veterinary research in the UK

Plans for a £4.2million state-of-the-art veterinary hub to drive forward research to protect both animal and human health have been announced by the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM.

Responding to the announcement, British Veterinary...

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One Health poster shortlisted for Antibiotic Guardian award

28 April 2017

This year's World Veterinary Day will focus on AMR

A ‘One Health' initiative, led by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), to promote ways of reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans has been shortlisted for the Antibiotic Guardian Award 2017.

BVA, in partnership with the British Medical Association (BMA), Public Health...

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Anthelmintic reclassification causes concern for vets

16 March 2017

BVA believes that prescribing of anthelmintics requires a level of control best provided by a veterinary surgeon

BVA has expressed concern following the announcement by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) regarding the reclassification of Zolvix, an anthelmintic for sheep, from POM-V to a POM-VPS.

BVA President Gudrun Ravetz said:

"We know that resistance to anthelmintics is...

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