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Wed, 26 May 2021
The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) held its first webinar, Slaughter of Livestock – keeping it close to home at the end of April, giving delegates the chance to join in the lively discussions with colleagues from around the UK and across the globe.  The presentations considered why abattoirs are closing, practical considerations of mobile slaughter units and the challenges, and...
Thu, 6 May 2021
CHECS and the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) have worked together to develop the new TB Entry Level Membership. This launched on 7th May with the aim is to show cattle farmers that they can adopt a baseline standard of ‘no regrets’ biosecurity measures without some of the more challenging measures included in full TB Herd Accreditation, which doesn’t suit all farms and businesses....
Wed, 17 February 2021
APHA are following up their enhanced surveillance for SBV in small ruminants, with a similar approach with cattle. The following information has been sent to veterinary practices in England and Wales. Schmallenberg virus (SBV) was first identified in 2011 and the disease subsequently spread widely throughout Europe. During the 2012 and 2013 lambing and calving seasons, there were numerous cases...
Fri, 11 December 2020
The following information has been sent by Gareth Hateley, Veterinary Lead of the Cattle Expert Group Surveillance Intelligence Unit at APHA, and relates to the option of further differential diagnostic investigation of cases where notifiable disease has been reported to APHA and subsequently negated either on clinical grounds by the official APHA vet investigating or following official sampling...
Wed, 18 November 2020
The British Cattle Veterinary Association welcomed the news that the UK livestock sectors have successfully embraced the responsible use of antibiotics, when Board members attended a meeting for the Veterinary Medicine Directorate’s (VMD) release of antibiotic sales figures and resistance for 2019. With reduced levels of antibiotic resistance the objective of improved stewardship, the UK-VARSS (...

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