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The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the UK Government’s commitment to finding a permanent solution to the impending threat to Northern Ireland’s access to veterinary medicines as a result of the UK’s leaving the European Union. Today, the Government has established the new Veterinary Medicines Working Group, which will explore options to safeguard supply.


Please can you help circulate the link to the 2024 UK lambing survey for livestock keepers from Nottingham University: This study is a repeat of a survey by the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Science and Medicine during the initial outbreak of Schmallenberg virus in Europe in 2012/13 and again during the outbreak in 2017.


APHA offers post mortem examinations (PMEs) and diagnostic testing, as well as advice and support, to veterinary surgeons in practice to diagnose, control and prevent disease in farm animals.


At the end of January, the VMD are launching a new digital service for vets seeking to apply for Special Import Certificates under the Special Import Scheme.


BVA NI president and two past presidents give oral evidence to a House of Lords Windsor Framework sub-committee on post-Brexit vet medicines access issue.


The strange weather patterns of 2023 have had a significant impact on the level and timing of the risk of […]


Update 2: Following active surveillance in the north-east Kent temporary control zone (TCZ), 2 further cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified at 2 new locations in the existing TCZ, in the Sandwich area. Both locations are linked to holdings where cases have recently been found.


SCOPS needs your help.

Reports from around the UK suggest that the incidence of disease in sheep due to Haemonchus contortus has increased in recent years. This is generating requests to SCOPS for more information.


Following active surveillance in the north-east Kent Temporary Control Zone (TCZ), 1 further case of bluetongue in a bull has been identified in the existing TCZ in the Deal area.


Hear from a panel of experts for an update on bluetongue and the current strain (BTV-3) that has been confirmed in UK cases.


A licence has been made available by Defra for animal movements to be considered, from premises within the Kent and Norfolk Temporary Control Zones (TCZ) to premises outside the TCZ, where there are welfare reasons.


Wishing all our members and industry supporters a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Our opening hours over the holiday period – we close at 5pm Thursday 21st December and open again on Wednesday 3rd January 2024.

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