Category Archives: Pet Health

BVA poses questions on independence at BVA Scottish Dinner

14 May 2014

BVA President Robin Hargreaves posed questions about the future of the veterinary profession in an independent Scotland at the British Veterinary Association's annual Scottish dinner hosted by John Scott MSP in the Scottish Parliament.

In a keynote speech Mr Hargreaves promoted the BVA's campaign to end non-stun slaughter, raised questions about veterinary surveillance, and...

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Overhaul of failed dog legislation should go further, says BVA

13 May 2014

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) today welcomed new dog control laws but warned that more work is needed to make the failed legislation effective.

Changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) which come into force today as part of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 extend the law to cover incidents on...

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BVA supports campaign to keep dogs on lead near livestock

07 April 2014

The BVA is asking dog owners to support a new campaign and keep their pets on leads near livestock as recent figures confirm that attacks have risen by more than 50 per cent in the last three years.

The campaign, spearheaded by the Farmers Guardian, aims to improve relationships in rural areas by encouraging...

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AWF Discussion Forum asks whether a legal muddle is causing unnecessary suffering to livestock

28 February 2014

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) returns with its popular Discussion Forum on 12 May with vet David Chennells asking whether uncertainty surrounding three separate pieces of legislation covering welfare on farm, during transport, and at the slaughterhouse impacts negatively on livestock welfare.

He will contend that the lack of specific legal definitions, inconsistencies and...

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