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Tue, 18 August 2020
Whilst the weather does seem to be taking a break from the heat this week, conditions remain humid in some parts. Also, in the longer term, with climate change, it is predicted we are to experience more very warm summers in the future. So, how prepared are we as vets to cope with the challenges that heat and farm work present?   BCVA president Nikki Hopkins finds that some of the...
Tue, 18 August 2020
Following a successful pilot, the Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) have now released guidance on the introduction of Approved Tuberculin Testers, or ATT’s in England. BCVA has produced the following FAQs to outline how this will work in practice.     ATT FAQ  Which businesses is this applicable to?  All veterinary businesses in England ...
Fri, 31 July 2020
Many BCVA members will be aware that COVID and lockdown necessitated several temporary amendments to TB testing rules to allow testing to continue as much as possible, whilst trying to keep farmers and vets safe.   In England, one of these amendments was to extend the testing window, which allowed a delay in carrying out the test for up to 2 months for certain test types...
Tue, 14 July 2020
Episode five of BCVA’s CattleCast is now available, with board members Sally Wilson in conversation with George Giles about how they both started their own businesses within a decade of graduating. This inspirational discussion demonstrates how a veterinary degree is one of broad potential and that there are more opportunities than just the traditional route through practice to ownership. In the...
Fri, 10 July 2020
Having explored every single possible option, BCVA has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 annual Congress, which was due to take place this October in Telford. “With the health and wellbeing of delegates, speakers, and our industry colleagues a clear priority, this sad decision has come after exploring all available options” said BCVA President, Nikki Hopkins. “For many in our...

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