Representation and Education


Wed, 19 February 2020
BCVA welcomes the news that that Defra has funded a full redesign of the TB hub website, making it easier to navigate and a more useful tool for farm vets and farmers in the fight against the devastating disease. The TB hub website is a joint industry-government initiative. Since it was launched in 2015, it has become the ‘go-to’ place for farmers and cattle vets to find practical advice and...
Tue, 18 February 2020
In light of recent reports from the VMD about the availability of lactating cow intramammary antibiotics, BCVA have joined with Red Tractor to help keep cattle vets and their clients informed. As it currently stands, there are only three non-High Priority – Critically Important Antibiotics (HP-CIA) products available in the UK. These products are Ubrolexin, Procapen and Orbenin LA. Only one of...
Tue, 11 February 2020
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February began with one of the most important weekends for veterinary students looking to pursue a career in farm practice. BCVA Board members were delighted to support the delegates at the Farm Animal Veterinary Student Congress in Nottingham. More than 250 students from around the UK attended and BCVA was proud to be a sponsor for the weekend. Board member Sara Pedersen, RCVS-recognised...
Mon, 10 February 2020
BCVA Board member Sarah Tomlinson has received a top honour at the Cream Awards 2020 – winning Dairy Vet of the Year for her tireless work on bovine TB. Sarah, who grew up in a farming village, graduated from Edinburgh in 2001, and has been a farm vet ever since. She is dedicated to health planning and is optimistic about the prevention and eradication of disease. Her TB work sees her travelling...
Mon, 10 February 2020
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has provided important information relating to the availability of lactating cow intramammary antibiotics, following reports from Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) and requests for clarification from the British Cattle Veterinary Association. Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) have informed the VMD of supply problems with the following lactating cow...

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