BVA welcomes £5million funding to eradicate sheep scab in Wales

07 January 2019

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed today’s announcement by Welsh Government that £5million of Rural Development Programme funding will be used to help eradicate sheep scab in Wales.

BVA Welsh Branch President Sarah Carr said: “We welcome this positive step towards eradicating sheep scab in Wales. Vets see first-hand the very significant impact sheep scab has on livestock health and welfare and we are delighted to see Welsh Government supporting vets and industry to eradicate this highly contagious disease. Today's announcement is another example of Welsh Government leading the way in demonstrating that industry and government can work together for the benefit of animal welfare.”

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