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Feb
24

BVA welcomes progress on BSE negligible risk status in Northern Ireland and Scotland

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA Northern Ireland and Scottish branches have welcomed progress on achieving BSE negligible risk status in both countries following a DAERA announcement that the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) Scientific Commission has recommended that Northern Ireland be recognised as an area having negligible risk for BSE and reports in the Scottish press that BSE regulations ‘might be lifted in coming months’.

Feb
24

Vets urge Northern Ireland Assembly candidates to maintain all-island approach to tackling animal disease post-Brexit

With campaigning for next month’s election (2 March) in full swing, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and BVA Northern Ireland Branch have launched a manifesto urging incoming parliamentarians to ensure that the impact of the UK’s EU referendum does not have a detrimental effect on the All-island Animal Health and Welfare Strategy, particularly essential partnership working and plans like the all-island approach to tackling disease.

Feb
23

Vets urge Northern Ireland Assembly candidates to maintain all-island approach to tackling animal disease post-Brexit

With campaigning for next month’s election (2 March) in full swing, BVA and BVA Northern Ireland Branch have launched a manifesto urging incoming parliamentarians to ensure that the impact of the UK’s EU referendum does not have a detrimental effect on the All-island Animal Health and Welfare Strategy.

Feb
14

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).

Feb
13

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.

Feb
09

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.

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