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With summer holidays in sight, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched an easy 5-point Pet Travel Checklist to help dog owners planning to take their canine friend abroad with them make sure that they are travel ready.
As temperatures rise after a brief respite, pet owners are being warned to take extra care of their pets in the hot weather after almost half of UK vets reported animals being affected by heat-related conditions last summer, according to new figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
A cell transplantation technique, historically used in human
medicine with “groundbreaking regenerative capabilities”, has been made
available to UK vets for the first time to treat a range of canine
Figures show the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS)
received 10,977 enquiries about poisoned animals in 2016, fractionally
up on the previous year (10,893).
Concern about pet health and welfare due to unregulated online trade was at the heart of a joint letter sent early June to EU Commissioners Andriukaitis (DG SANTE) and Ansip (Vice-President of the EU Commission and in charge of the EU Digital Single Market) by the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners (UEVP), Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) and FOUR PAWS International.Read more
On behalf of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, we are happy to announce that the World Rabies Day 2017 will take place on 28th September 2017. FECAVA is kindly asking you to support to spread the message among your networks, as well as encouraging them to participate and share the events with GARC by registering at https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/register. This year the theme is Rabies: Zero by 30, reflecting and supporting the global goal of zero deaths from canine-mediated rabies by 2030.
The Prime Minister has unveiled proposals for EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years by a specific cut-off date to be given the chance to take up 'UK settled status’.
However, the British Veterinary Association, the UK’s leading body for the veterinary profession – which each year sees around 50% of vets registering to practise in the UK coming from overseas, mostly the EU - says the Prime Minister’s proposals fall short of providing the certainty that EU vets and vet nurses living and working in the UK deserve.