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Fri, 6 March 2020
The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) welcomes the publication of Defra’s pragmatic response to the 2018 Godfray review, and its far-reaching approach to bTB (bovine Tuberculosis) eradication by 2038. The report reflects the complexity of dealing with such a destructive disease and the recognition that multiple approaches are going to be necessary in tackling this together.  BCVA...
Mon, 2 March 2020
BCVA members have just a few days to go to inform a government scheme to financially reward farmers in exchange for defined animal health and welfare actions.  We are asking for your views by 5 March to help us shape how this is developed. The Animal Health Pathway is a new model designed to define how English farmers could receive financial support from the Government. It would concentrate...
Wed, 19 February 2020
BCVA welcomes the news that that Defra has funded a full redesign of the TB hub website, making it easier to navigate and a more useful tool for farm vets and farmers in the fight against the devastating disease. The TB hub website is a joint industry-government initiative. Since it was launched in 2015, it has become the ‘go-to’ place for farmers and cattle vets to find practical advice and...
Tue, 18 February 2020
In light of recent reports from the VMD about the availability of lactating cow intramammary antibiotics, BCVA have joined with Red Tractor to help keep cattle vets and their clients informed. As it currently stands, there are only three non-High Priority – Critically Important Antibiotics (HP-CIA) products available in the UK. These products are Ubrolexin, Procapen and Orbenin LA. Only one of...
Tue, 11 February 2020
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February began with one of the most important weekends for veterinary students looking to pursue a career in farm practice. BCVA Board members were delighted to support the delegates at the Farm Animal Veterinary Student Congress in Nottingham. More than 250 students from around the UK attended and BCVA was proud to be a sponsor for the weekend. Board member Sara Pedersen, RCVS-recognised...

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