The veterinary profession has a crucial role to play in advocating for animal health and welfare as part of the sustainable animal agriculture agenda.
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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.
BVA Policy Officer, Hayley Atkin, explains why we are encouraging vets and advertisers to think holistically about how images of pets may be perceived, and what vets can to do promote the responsible use of pets in advertising.
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.
BVA Scottish Branch President, Melissa Donald, gives us a rundown of her time representing BVA at the Royal Highland Show, and some crucial stakeholder engagement on behalf of Scottish members.
David Tipling, one of the world’s most widely published wildlife photographers and judge for BVA's Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition, shares his top tips for wildlife photography.
Vets are to be found providing vital services across even the most remote and inaccessible of the smaller, inhabited British Isles and are an essential part of island life. They are one of the key pieces in the jigsaw of services that make these unique island communities remain viable.
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Following changes to the disease surveillance network in the UK, I wanted to collate some useful information from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) highlighting what's available to you in your area.
Pain in farm animals either following surgery or secondary to disease is not only a welfare issue, but evidence suggests that it results in increased morbidity and poor weight gain, thus directly impacting on profitability.
No one can have failed to notice the recent surge of publicity on the topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need for antibiotics to be used and prescribed responsibly. The whole issue has been brought sharply into focus by the publication in May this year of a report by Jim O’Neill reviewing the area of antimicrobial resistance globally.
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