Tue, 24 October 2017
BCVA (in collaboration with BVA, SVS and GVS) would like to remind cattle vets and farmers about the need for responsible sourcing of animals after Defra and the Scottish Government announced that a number of cattle in a single consignment from France, from an area where BTV-8 is prevalent, have been tested positive for Bluetongue virus BTV-8.
The animals entered the country on the 10th of...
Tue, 29 August 2017
Please click on the link below for BCVA and BVA's joint statment on Analgesia in calves.
Analgesia in calves
Tue, 17 January 2017
The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets.
It remains illegal to feed catering waste, kitchen scraps, meat or meat products to farmed animals. This is to prevent the introduction and spread of potentially devastating notifiable animal diseases, such as...
Tue, 20 December 2016
BCVA is recommending reducing the overall amount of antibiotics used in cattle practice. Work still needs to be done to establish the levels currently being used in cattle so that appropriate targets can be set but there are measures that can immediately be adopted.
BCVA is recommending minimal use of the third and fourth generation cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones and colistin. These drugs...