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Brexit: Pet Travel to the EU from 1st January 2021

Brexit: Pet Travel to the EU from 1st January 2021

  • 11/08/2020 08:09:00
Following the end of the Transition Period with the European Union, the requirements of the EU Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) may change. From 1st January, those who wish to travel with their pet from GB to the EU may need to make travel preparations at least four months in advance of their travel date.
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BSAVA provides Q&A advice regarding babesiosis

BSAVA provides Q&A advice regarding babesiosis

  • 04/08/2020 10:40:00
Following the diagnosis of babesiosis in a human patient for the first time in the UK, the BSAVA have put together a Q&A about ticks and babesiosis. The information, which has been written for vets to pass on to their clients easily, explains what ticks are, how to spot and safely remove them, and what babesiosis is. In addition, the BSAVA has a scientific information sheet focussing on Babesia canis for veterinary professionals, freely available in the BSAVA Library.
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BSAVA issues reminder for small animal vets on safe working with bats

BSAVA issues reminder for small animal vets on safe working with bats

  • 31/07/2020 12:04:00
BSAVA have issued a reminder to primary care small animal practice staff to ensure they know how to work safely with bats. The reminder comes following the recent publication of statistics on rabies in UK bats by Defra. The most recent case of rabies in a bat in Great Britain was in July 2020 in Wimbourne, Dorset and there were four cases in 2019.
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COVID-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK

COVID-19 confirmed in pet cat in the UK

  • 27/07/2020 15:16:00
The UK’s CVO has confirmed that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in a pet cat in the UK. The infection was confirmed following tests at the APHA laboratory in Weybridge on 22 July.
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Study investigates ante mortem and post mortem findings of rabbits with RHDV2

Study investigates ante mortem and post mortem findings of rabbits with RHDV2

  • 27/07/2020 14:27:00
Whilst rabbit haemorrhagic disease has been extensively investigated in a laboratory setting, research pertaining to naturally occurring outbreaks is sparse. A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), reported the clinical features, gross post mortem and histopathological findings of sudden or unexpected death in rabbits during an outbreak of RHD.
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