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Mon, 23 December 2019
Please see below an email from the Scottish Government regarding the Scottish BVD eradication scheme. Dear large animal vets, Thank you to everyone who has already completed the on-line CPD for Scotland’s BVD eradication scheme.  For those still to do it, you have until 31st January before your existing Approved Vet status will lapse.  The link is:...
Thu, 19 December 2019
Whilst we are aware that it is now a few weeks since the BBC televised its ‘Meat: a Threat to our Planet?’ programme, we think it is essential that the relevance of this programme to British farming practices and meat are clarified. As such we are releasing the below statement....
Thu, 21 November 2019
In a first for the profession, 15 of the major UK member organisations, vet schools and policy-making bodies have today come together to affirm their commitment to veterinary medicine based on sound scientific principles, in a new landmark publication produced by RCVS Knowledge and the charity Sense about Science. Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Matters: Our Commitment to the Future represents...
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...
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...

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