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Avian influenza confirmed in Lancashire (update)

Defra has now confirmed a case of H7N7 avian influenza (bird flu) in Lancashire.


Suspected bird flu in Lancashire

Defra is investigating a case of suspected avian influenza (bird flu) in Lancashire.


Can vets work better together by playing to our strengths?

In this month’s blog post, guest Vet Futures bloggers Erwin Hohn and Adi Nell, Senior Partners at Medivet, argue that the way forward for veterinary practices large and small is to work better together by following nineteenth-century economist Daniel Ricardo’s stricture – stick to what you do best.


BVA promotes guidance as survey reveals over half of farm vets injured at work

The British Veterinary Association is urging all vets, veterinary employers and farmers to read and act on its Farm Health and Safety guide and information leaflets as BVA’s Spring 2015 Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey reveals that over half of vets (53%) working with production animals on farms have suffered injuries in the last twelve months. The figures are released to coincide with the start of Farm Safety Week (6-10 July).


Badger culling to begin in Northern Ireland research project: BVA response

The Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has confirmed that badger culling will begin in the second year of the test, vaccinate or remove (TVR) wildlife intervention research project, as part of the overall bovine TB eradication strategy.


The veterinary future's bright, but levels of stress causing concern, says Vet Futures survey

Vets are generally positive about the future of the UK veterinary profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic in a new survey of more than 600 veterinary surgeons and students.

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