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Robust disease surveillance network more vital than ever, say leading vets

With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak (19 February) offers a timely reminder that a robust surveillance system is vital to the health of UK livestock says the British Veterinary Association (BVA).


Give hugs, not pugs this Valentine’s Day

BVA is asking romantics to give hugs, not pugs to loved ones this Valentine’s Day, after cards and Valentine’s merchandise with pictures of the controversial breed have been found covering shelves in shops throughout the UK.


Updated Avian Influenza biosecurity measures are “sensible and proportionate” says leading veterinary organisations

BVA and BVPA's response to the government’s plans, announced on 8 February, to update the temporary measures currently in place until 28 February to contain the spread of Avian Influenza in England.


BVA and BVNA launch campaign in support of “team vet”

BVA and BVNA’s new campaign encourages everyone within the veterinary family, the general public and governments across the UK to show their support for the veterinary team


Vets vital to post-Brexit success, says BVA President at BVA's London Dinner

At BVA's annual London Dinner, the BVA President says that recognising and retaining the vital roles of vets play across animal health, animal welfare and public health is pivotal to securing successful outcomes from Brexit


New puppy legislation a step in right direction, but must be fully resourced, say leading vets

Defra announces new legislation around animal establishment licensing in England, following consultation with BVA, BSAVA, BVZS and other stakeholders

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