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


 In an open letter to the sheep industry, Sheep Veterinary Society, National Sheep Assiocation, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep group (SCOPS), and the Moredun Research Institute, have this week highlighted that despite the presence of anthelmintic resistance on 98% of farms, 85% of farmers still believe that the wormers they use are working as well as they always had.


Professor Stuart Reid CBE, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has today been announced as the new Chair of the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC), the representative body for veterinary
schools in the UK, Ireland and Netherlands.


The NSA have produced a poster to inform dog owners about sheep worrying. This poster would be good to display in practice waiting rooms.


The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has questioned how the Government will protect the UK’s high animal health and welfare standards, following the announcement of the UK-Australia trade deal.


SPVS has been working with RCVS on how best to improve the access and quality of EMS for students. The future of the profession depends on ensuring we have well motivated, confident graduates who will be happy and effective in their role.


The deadline to submit abstracts to the next ISVA virtual meeting has been extended until the 15th of July 2021


Dr Matt Lloyd Jones, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and his research team are seeking farmers and non-farmers to take part in a study about how people identify the early symptoms of lameness in sheep.


Professor Fitzpatrick will remain the Scientific Director of Moredun Research Group and CEO of The Moredun Group, a world renowned research institute in Midlothian with expertise in livestock health and infectious diseases.



ADAS are looking for sheep farmers to take part in a Defra-funded research project to inform development of a future voluntary scheme to financially support farmers in delivering good animal welfare.


Includes International Disease Monitoring Report (IDMR): March 2021


A new initiative has been launched that uses serological testing to improve the control of sheep scab within hot spot areas in […]

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