Monthly Archives: October 2017

Vets welcome government report on antibiotic use

27 October 2017

Evidence-based sector-specific targets are vital to further reduce antibiotic use in the livestock sector

In response to a Veterinary Medicines Directorate report released today, showing sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals have dropped by 27%, the British Veterinary Association Senior Vice President (SVP) Gudrun Ravetz commented:

“The VARSS data marks a major milestone...

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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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Vets ask pet owners to start fireworks prep early

12 October 2017

At 150dB, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine causing many pets distress

With Bonfire Night (5 November) fast approaching, we're encouraging owners to start easing their pets into the fireworks season to prevent possible distress.

At 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine and, with dogs, cats...

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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)...

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