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Fri, 8 November 2019
There has been some recent social media publicity surrounding a naked calendar produced and available for purchase by the student union of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). In particular, one of the images appears to have been singled out for comment. The image is one of a group of veterinary students in a sheep shed naked, with a number of sheep ‘tipped’ in front of them. The tradition of a...
Thu, 7 November 2019
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Mon, 4 November 2019
Bluetongue virus, in particular BTV8 and BTV4 has been spreading throughout Europe and especially France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, which are the nearest countries to the UK under BTV restrictions.  We therefore need to develop a surveillance programme to demonstrate to trading partners that we remain free from disease.  The survey is designed to detect possible incursions into...
Fri, 1 November 2019
The British Cattle Veterinary Association welcomes the encouraging news detailed in today’s release of the most recent Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Sales Surveillance (UK-VARSS) report covering 2018. Overall, production animal antimicrobial sales continued to fall to 29.5 mg/kg, placing the UK as the fifth lowest user of antimicrobials in Europe. The data also showed a slight increase...
Fri, 25 October 2019
In any policy as complex and nuanced as Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) it will necessarily extend beyond the scope of a short comment. This commentary should therefore be taken alongside the document developed by the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) TB group which will be released shortly. BCVA remains supportive of the overarching goals of the 25-year bTB control strategy launched by...

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