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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 (...
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
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...

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