British Veterinary Association


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British Veterinary Association

a voluntary professional organization which has the objective of maintaining the highest possible status of the British veterinary profession.
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Gudrun Ravetz, president of the British Veterinary Association, said: "We know that livestock keepers and farmers are well aware of the risks of flooding.
Recent British Veterinary Association research has shown nearly half of vets (48%) questioned treated animals for conditions related to hot weather during summer 2014 - the vast majority of which were dogs.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the RSPCA have been in the headlines this week when a debate was prompted in the House of Commons over "Non-stun slaughter".
It may be a traditional pursuit for dogs but experts from the British Veterinary Association believe it could cause them to choke or get infections from splinters.
Robin Hargreaves, president of the British Veterinary Association, said: "Every year vets treat thousands of cases of chocolate poisoning in pets and sadly the poisoning is sometimes fatal.
Former president of the British Veterinary Association, Carl Padgett, said that cats with TB tend to have close contact with humans and that is where you ramp up a degree of public health risk through direct contact with cats that have TB.
Robin Hargreaves from the British Veterinary Association said: "The trouble with using it in horses is that nobody has established when it's safe to eat meat that has been treated.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) said the decision went against the scientific grain.
Harvey Locke, head of the British Veterinary Association, said it could only take one holidaymaker jetting home - plus discarded infected food - to plunge the nation into another crisis.
The British Veterinary Association and the Kennel club do have an elbow dysplasia scoring scheme which suggests labradors are screened (via X-ray) and many Kennel Clubregistered breeders happily screen breeding animals, but it is not compulsory.
Highly Pathogenic Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (HP-PRRS) was "the number one pig disease on the planet", according to British Veterinary Association spokesman Dr Steven McOrist.
A spokeswoman for the British Veterinary Association said while birds died all the time, the heightened awareness of avian influenza meant anybody finding a dead bird at the moment was likely to report it.

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