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Tue, 20 October 2020
A fortnight long ‘firebreak’ tactic to combat Coronavirus will be introduced in Wales from 6pm on Friday 23 October and end at midnight on Sunday 8 November. During this time, it is expected that veterinary practices can continue to operate during the Firebreak period, but for essential and urgent work only. As much non-urgent veterinary work as possible should be postponed. The purpose of the...
Tue, 13 October 2020
BCVA has voiced deep disappointment in the Commons’ failure to vote through an Amendment in the Agriculture Bill that would impose a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards. On Monday evening MPs voted 322 votes to 279 against the important clause previously added by the House of Lords. BCVA, along with other major veterinary and farming organisations,...
Fri, 9 October 2020
As the Agriculture Bill returns to the House of Commons on Monday 12th October, BCVA has written to its members urging a collective call on MPs to support the amendments included by the House of Lords. In August BCVA wrote to the House of Lords urging them to review the Agriculture Bill in favour of amendments to ensure animal welfare standards and food safety. So we welcomed the news last month...
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 ...

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