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Search for 2022 BVA Young Vet of the Year launched today

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has begun the hunt for this year’s BVA Young Vet of the Year Award to find an early career vet who has already made a difference and positive contribution to the veterinary profession.



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There is just over a month until the Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) hosts its Spring conference in Templepatrick, Northern Ireland on 23rd – 25th May 2022.

Booking deadline extended until Monday 9th May 2022.

We are starting our conference countdown with a quick roundup of what’s on offer over the two and a half days.



As set out in the government’s Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 – 2024, Defra will offer farmers who wish to leave the industry the option of taking a lump sum payment in England.


As the UK experiences a phase of heightened Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) risk, a new survey has been launched for participating vet students on lambing placement to identify the prevalence of deformed lambs, which is an indicator of presence of SBV across the UK.


The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has updated its technical guidance for the on-farm humane killing of neonate pigs, goats and sheep.


Mild weather prompts nematodirus warning for sheep farmers

The rise in temperatures in recent days means an increased risk to lambs from hatching nematodirus, says the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group.



SCOPS and COWS have produced a latest Liver Fluke – A guide to test-based Control flyer – view here


In response to the discontinuation of watery mouth treatment, Spectam Scour Halt by Ceva Animal Health, which means there will be limited supplies in 2022 and no more produced, the Sheep Antibiotic Guardian Group (SAGG) and Sheep Veterinary Society (SVS) are once again urging vets and farmers to engage as soon as possible to devise a plan to manage and combat the condition


Feedback – RUMA are looking for your feedback, please can you complete their short survey about their new website.




Vets are being urged to make use of a new guide to help them “myth bust” common misconceptions around applying for vet school in order to encourage young people from all backgrounds to take the first step towards a veterinary career.

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