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Do you farm sheep in England, Wales, or Scotland?

We invite all GB sheep farmers to participate in the SHEEP SCAB SURVEY 2021 whether or not you have experienced sheep scab in your flock before.


Small Ruminant Quarterly emerging threats report For April – June 2021 from APHA



The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has written to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to raise concerns over the regulator’s decision to extend measures permitting vets to prescribe prescription-only medicines without first having physically examined the animal.


AWF’s 2022 student grant scheme is now open for applications

From learning to design and execute a research study from start to finish, to travelling abroad and meeting experts in the field of animal welfare, undertaking a student research project can be really rewarding and beneficial to your studies and future careers.


Please be advised that this year’s application window for the MSD Animal Health Veterinary Surgeon Bursaries will close on 30th  November 2021.  MSD Animal Health can award up to two bursaries of up to £4000 each towards a ruminant research project relevant to any of the following subject areas: 


The NFU has launched some new livestock and poultry welfare in transport guidance which is now available on their nfuonline site: Protecting your animals in transit (


Rebecca Mearns became the new President of the Sheep Veterinary Society during the Autumn Conference held 20 to 22 September 2021 held in Cheltenham.


James Russell today (23rd September 2021) concluded his year as British Veterinary Association (BVA) President with a final Presidential Address at BVA’s virtual Officers Handover and Awards event. As well as welcoming his successors in his speech, he also thanked BVA staff, volunteers and members for their hard work and support during a year full of “unprecedented change, challenges and uncertainty.”


With so many potential risks to consider when bringing sheep into a flock, the Sustainable Control of Parasistes in Sheep (SCOPS) group has created new resources to help vets and advisers better assist their farmer clients.


Woolongong, New South Wales, Australia.  March 10-14, 2025

Bids for the 11th ISVC closed on August 15th, 2021.


Product defect recall alert for: Lydaxx 100 mg/ml solution for injection for cattle, pigs and sheep (EU/2/20/253/003) by Vetoquinol UK Ltd.



Huge Congratulations to Dr Fiona M. Lovatt BVSc DSHP PhD DipECSRHM FHEA FRCV was award – Meritorious Contributions to the Profession.

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