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Vets speaking up to advance the status of animals within UK sustainable animal agriculture Listing Image
Transporting livestock from Scotland’s remote and rural areas – A snapshot from the Highlands and Islands Listing Image
Considering the wider determinants of welfare – a comprehensive approach to the welfare of livestock during transport Listing Image
More than just an image… thinking twice about how pets are depicted in advertising Listing Image
The challenges and opportunities of the farm practice in 2020 Listing Image
Consideration of behavioural opportunity in farm animal welfare standards Listing Image
#ChooseAssured – What is lifetime assurance? Listing Image

#ChooseAssured – What is lifetime assurance?

28 Aug 2018 | Hayley Atkin | Sheep

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. 

NI Farm Quality Assurance; the cornerstone of the industry Listing Image

NI Farm Quality Assurance; the cornerstone of the industry

16 Aug 2018 | Gillian Davis | Sheep

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. 

A Grand Day Out! BVA Scottish Branch at the Royal Highland Show Listing Image
Veterinary Photographer of the Year - top tips for wildlife photography Listing Image
Vets need islands, like islands need vets Listing Image

Vets need islands, like islands need vets

20 Feb 2018 | Charlotte Clough | Sheep

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.

Test your knowledge on the In Practice website – online veterinary CPD Listing Image
Disease surveillance: are you aware of the services available in your area? Listing Image
Sedation, anaesthesia and analgesia for farm animals in the field – why is it important? Listing Image
Responsible use of antibiotics - what’s it all about? Listing Image

Responsible use of antibiotics - what’s it all about?

15 Nov 2016 | John Fishwick | Sheep

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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