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Vets support moves to improve dog breeding in Northern Ireland

New legislation to regulate all commercial dog breeders was agreed in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday (18 February).


BVA calls for UK-wide ban on wild animals in circuses

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has strongly supported a ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and is now calling on all the UK devolved administrations to introduce a ban on this unethical practice.


BVA Northern Ireland Branch elects first President and Officers

Following many months of discussion with members and veterinary associations in Northern Ireland, the BVA Northern Ireland Branch held its inaugural meeting in Belfast on Tuesday 12th February.


MPs agree much more to be done on dog welfare and control

The concerns of veterinary associations about dog welfare and control have been echoed by a cross-party committee of MPs, which has criticised the Government’s inaction over these important issues.


Veterinary Associations' statement on phenylbutazone (bute) in horses

Defra Minister David Heath has announced the latest bute (phenylbutazone) test results.


BVA statement on ASA ruling on Morrisons Xmas TV ad

The ASA has decided not to uphold complaints against the Morrisons Christmas TV advertisement.

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