James Russell, BVA Junior Vice President, discusses the importance of quality colostrum to calf health and how to broach this with your clients.
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BVA Senior Vice President John Fishwick warns against complacency in relation to the infectious diseases currently spreading through Europe, especially bluetongue
As BVA highlights in its newly-published position on UK sustainable animal agriculture, fewer healthier and happier animals with better productivity have less of a sustainability impact than numerous animals with poorer health and welfare outcomes.
The veterinary profession has a crucial role to play in advocating for animal health and welfare as part of the sustainable animal agriculture agenda.
Transporting livestock from Scotland’s remote and rural areas – A snapshot from the Highlands and Islands
Freda Scott-Park, our past President and current co-ordinator for the Highlands and Islands Veterinary Services Scheme (HIVSS), explores the complexities of transporting animals from remote and rural areas in Scotland.
Considering the wider determinants of welfare – a comprehensive approach to the welfare of livestock during transport
With growing media interest and political appetite to make improvements to animal transportation, BVA Senior Vice President, John Fishwick, unpacks why it is important to holistically consider the impact of all aspects of transport on animal welfare.
African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating and often fatal disease which has been spreading in parts of eastern and central Europe since 2007. Duncan Berkshire, President of the Pig Veterinary Society, gives a update on the current situation.
19 Nov 2018 | Kristen K. Reyher, Henry Buller, Ray Chan and Alison Bard | Cattle
Will a better understanding of veterinary diagnostic practices, and of the possible role of rapid and innovative diagnostic technology help in the drive to reduce the overall use of antimicrobials in livestock farming, and thus help decrease antimicrobial resistance amongst both animal and human pathogens?
Ahead of the London Vet Show session 'The evolution of slaughter - how science, politics and society shape the way we kill animals', John explores historical context to understand debates around religious slaughter.
Farm practice has undergone a quiet revolution in the last 2-5 years. Here, Pete Orpin explains what the big challenges are, and what opportunities they represent.
To drive positive outcomes for all aspects of animal welfare, Laura Higham, outlines why she believes that vets and consumers should support the assurance schemes that facilitate behavioural opportunity for all species, and help to provide a good life for animals.
As part of BVA’s #ChooseAssured campaign, BVA is highlighting the importance of farm assurance schemes providing lifetime assurance for animals from farm to fork. When we launched the scheme in July there were questions from members and media about what we meant by lifetime assurance.
As part of BVA’s #ChooseAssured campaign, we’ve asked the farm assurance schemes featured on our UK Farm Assurance Schemes infographic to tell us about the key features of their scheme. Here, Gillian Davis gives us a rundown of what the Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme means for consumers.
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