Category Archives: Medicinal News

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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LA-MRSA low risk outcome welcomed by leading vets

02 March 2017

the risk assessment looked at the risks associated with the preparation, handling and/or consumption of foodstuffs in the UK

The results of the Food Standards Association (FSA) risk assessment on MRSA and LA-MRSA showing a low risk of transmission to UK consumers has been welcomed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

The FSA risk assessment...

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Vets and doctors ask patients, are you antibiotic aware?

16 November 2016

Leading human & animal medical organisations have created a poster to promote responsible antibiotic use

Leading human and animal medical organisations – the British Medical Association (BMA), BVA, Public Health England (PHE) and Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) – have joined forces for the first time to launch a ‘One Health' poster for waiting rooms...

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