We know that vets and vet nurses improve the welfare of many brachycephalic dogs on a day-to-day basis through the diagnosis and treatment of problems linked to brachycephaly. To support the profession to take wider action, we’ve developed the #BreedtoBreathe 10-point plan for veterinary practices.
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Ruth Clements, Benchmark’s Head of Veterinary Programmes presented at the BVA Annual Congress to speak about vet’s role in the sustainability of the food chain. Here Ruth gives a summary of the takeaways from her BVA Congress session.
Sustainable animal agriculture: an opportunity for vets to influence innovation in breeding and technology
With the launch of the BVA position on UK sustainable animal agriculture, we asked the species specialist veterinary associations how innovative approaches to breeding and technology are being used to improve animal health and welfare, efficiency and mitigate environmental impact in their sectors.
Last month we carried out our first ever questionnaire on discrimination in the veterinary professions with a unprecedented response. BVA Junior Vice President, Daniella Dos Santos thanks everyone who got involved.
08 Mar 2019 | Ethics and welfare
In this day and age, it’s easier to buy a puppy than ever before. But it’s never been more difficult to buy a puppy with the confidence that he has been bred with his health and welfare - and that of his parents and siblings - as a priority.
Student life can be brilliant, but there are potential stresses too, and particular challenges associated with veterinary study. Here Vetlife's Rosie Allister gives 10 pieces of advice to help manage stress during training
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.
The news headlines are filled with reports of organisations ramping up their preparations for the UK to leave the EU on 29 March without a deal. While the future remains unclear, BVA has developed an 8-point plan of practical steps to help vets prepare themselves and their clients for a no deal Brexit.
The Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme directs puppy buyers towards responsible breeders, but how does this Scheme ensure that its breeders are using the most appropriate health screening for the dogs they breed and what are the benefits of doing so?
Professor Sheila Crispin, Past President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, discusses brachycephalic dogs and the importance of eye testing them.
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