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Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared

Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared

  • 12/11/2020 11:44:00
An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across England, Scotland and Wales to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading. The UK Government has worked closely with Scottish and Welsh Governments to introduce national prevention zones at the same time which means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers, including those with backyard flocks, to follow strict biosecurity measures until further notice.
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Dragon’s Den keynote confirmed for new virtual BSAVA Congress

Dragon’s Den keynote confirmed for new virtual BSAVA Congress

  • 06/11/2020 13:48:00
Jenny Campbell has been confirmed as the first of the Keynote Speakers for BSAVA Virtual Congress 25- 27 March 2021. The British entrepreneur, known predominantly for her role as a Dragon on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, is especially proud to be able to support the veterinary profession during the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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VMD Survey on Training Requirements

VMD Survey on Training Requirements

  • 30/10/2020 13:52:00
As the regulatory body for veterinary medicines in the UK, VMD continually evaluates training and guidance requirements for the veterinary profession. To support these requirements VMD would like input from veterinary professionals to help it better understand their needs.
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 New JSAP study shows value of transverse sectioning in assessment of canine alopecia

New JSAP study shows value of transverse sectioning in assessment of canine alopecia

  • 28/10/2020 12:02:00
A new study, published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), showed that transverse sectioning confers significant benefits and complements traditional vertical sectioning in histological assessment of canine hair follicle diseases. The study was funded by BSAVA-PetSavers, the charitable division of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association.
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BSAVA provides Q&A advice on protecting backyard flocks from avian influenza

BSAVA provides Q&A advice on protecting backyard flocks from avian influenza

  • 27/10/2020 10:32:00
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has put together a Q&A to help backyard poultry owners protect their birds from avian influenza. The advice comes following the risk of bird flu occurring in the UK being raised to “medium” in wild birds. The risk of bird flu occurring in poultry is considered “low”, provided that there is a good standard of biosecurity.
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