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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...
Fri, 13 September 2019
Under the UK Animal Welfare Acts, humans responsible for animals must ensure that the animals under their care are protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease. This includes protecting animals from pain or suffering inflicted with inappropriate and aversive training methods, containment systems or fences. Read more about the BVA policy position on use of electric containment in livestock...
Wed, 4 September 2019
As part of your cattle veterinary association’s on-going commitment to meeting the needs of cattle vets, BCVA were keen to understand the opinions of all cattle vets in clinical practice in UK (whether currently a member or not) on what the association was doing well, areas needed to develop and what opportunities there were to answer unmet needs. Vet Times have published an article (Volume 49 No...

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