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Fri, 22 May 2020
On Thursday 22nd May the UK Government announced that ten million antibody tests will be rolled out in a phased manner over the coming months, with health and care staff, patients and care residents first in line in England. The devolved governments will get a share of the tests and will announce their priorities separately, though indications are that it will ...
Wed, 20 May 2020
BCVA has been joined by leaders from other farm animal veterinary associations, to call on the House of Lords to reject the Agriculture Bill and return it to the House of Commons. This follows the defeat last week of an amendment to the Bill which would have protected animal welfare and food standards for imports entering Britain in future trade deals. Nikki Hopkins, President of the British...
Fri, 15 May 2020
BCVA occasionally passes on requests to participate in surveys, polls or research that we feel will be of interest to members. Here are some of the surveys that are waiting for your contribution:  Research being carried out by Beverley Woodruffe, a postgraduate student at the University of Liverpool Management School, as part of an MBA programme.  This...
Fri, 15 May 2020
BCVA members will have seen a raft of emails, social media posts and website content in recent months. The association is grateful for the positive feedback it has received so far. All this has been created by various members of our volunteer Board – people from a variety of backgrounds, working in all aspects of our profession. Their contribution is invaluable, and in the coming months we are...
Mon, 11 May 2020
Information bTB (ibTB), the online interactive mapping tool set up to help cattle farmers and their vets understand the level of bovine TB in their area, has recently been enhanced. The map is currently updated every two weeks and there are a variety of ways to select and view data. The latest upgrade shows ongoing and resolved TB breakdowns in England and Wales over the past 10 years (previously...

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