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Covid-19 BCVA Updates

Thu, 7 January 2021
Guidelines for Covid 19 best practice on farms can be downloaded HERE
Thu, 7 January 2021
With the restrictions around COVID-19 set to remain in place, BCVA will of course continue to support members with relevant resources to help with the challenges this brings.   Our latest document has been created to protect members and sit alongside your own practice protocols. It is there to assist your decision-making process and to help you record the reasons for...
Fri, 15 May 2020
APHA have now confirmed new changes to the testing of cattle under 180 days of age, in short interval and check tests.  BCVA welcomes this practical, temporary amendment, which is in place to further protect vets and farmers when the youngstock cannot safely be tested with social distancing in place, in herds that are OTFS and OTFW.   The amendment to...
Mon, 11 May 2020
After APHA’s announcement last week regarding the temporary amendment in England and Wales to the testing of calves under 180 days of age in OTF herds, we know that many of our members are hearing confusing statements from farmers, so here is a useful summary of some key points from the briefing note; The temporary amendment only applies to Officially TB Free (OTF)  herds subject to routine...
Tue, 5 May 2020
After feedback from the veterinary profession, the Animal Health and Plant and Health Agency (APHA) has announced further measures to enable TB herd tests to be completed safely on farms during COVID-19. BCVA welcomes these new measures, which state that from 4 May 2020, calves under 180 days of age are temporarily exempt from bTB testing, if testing these calves cannot be done safely, within...

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