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‘Not giving food-scraps to pigs is more important than ever’, say vets as African Swine Fever risk is raised

BVA and PVS offer advice to pig keepers following an increase in the UK's risk level of African Swine Fever.


New paper calls on profession to routinely prescribe analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to manage pain in calves

Calves should be routinely provided with appropriate analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to effectively manage pain during necessary veterinary and husbandry procedures, BVA and the British Cattle Veterinary Association have stated in a joint position paper.


Human, not animal, behaviour to take centre stage at BVA Congress 2017

BVA Congress, held at London Vet Show (16 – 17 November), will this year look at new ways of tackling familiar issues with a focus on human behaviour, with Congress debates featuring a line-up of experts digging deep behind the headlines and sharing statistics to provide new insights into well-known problems.


Announcement on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses ‘a huge win for animal welfare'

The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England and full and unrestricted 24/7 access to CCTV footage for OVs is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association and Veterinary Public Health Association


Cats need all nine lives, as vets treat shocking levels of injuries

BVA's Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey shows that 90% of vets in the UK have treated cats for injuries caused by road traffic accidents, falling from a height and walking on hot surfaces


EU-backed veterinary hub will offer ‘innumerable benefits’

BVA Welsh Branch President Sarah Carr comments on new EU funding for the RVC/Aberystwyth veterinary hub.

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