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May
27

70% of vets grill labels for info about BBQ meat

More than two-thirds of vets actively check labels and ask questions about the meat, fish and dairy products they purchase, according to figures revealed by BVA to mark National BBQ Week (30 May – 5 June).

May
19

Vets welcome global joint working to defeat resistant superbugs

The global Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), commissioned by the UK government and chaired by Lord O’Neill, has published (19 May) its final report calling for incentives to develop antibiotics, improved diagnostics and vaccines, and country-specific targets for the reduction of antimicrobial use in livestock.

May
18

BVA welcomes announcement on Scotland’s laboratories

Following calls in our Scottish election manifesto, the SRUC confirms a post-mortem laboratory will be retained at Inverness

May
12

Vets call for unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure vets have unrestricted access to slaughterhouse CCTV footage.

May
10

BVA and BSAVA statement on brachycephalic breeds

Following recent calls urging veterinary surgeons and their professional associations to take action to address the health problems experienced by brachycephalic dog and cat breeds, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) have a statement.

Apr
29

Scottish Parliament elections 2016: veterinary issues and politics

We’ve collated a snapshot of key commitments from the main Scottish parties’ election manifestos affecting animal health and welfare issues.

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