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BVA president on Brexit opportunities

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Chatter box Brexit offers opportunities for animal health and welfare, as well as threats, said BVA president Gudrun Ravetz at the annual BVA London dinner. It could be an opportunity to tighten up the Pet Travel Scheme and improve the Welfare at Time of Killing Regulations for England, which she stated are "simply not fit for purpose".

Ms Ravetz also stressed the importance of recognising and retaining the vital roles vets play in animal health and welfare, and public health, in order to secure successful outcomes from Brexit. She gave a preview into the new 'I support team vet' campaign, which launches on 8 February and champions the value of vets, nurses and the wider veterinary team. Chatter box


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Soi Dog co-founder Gill Dalley dies following short battle with cancer
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Robust surveillance system vital to the health of livestock, says BVA president

Nearly sixteen years after the devastating Foot and Mouth Outbreak of 2001, the BVA has issued a timely reminder that a robust surveillance system is vital to the health of livestock.

BVA president Gudrun Ravetz commented: "Disease is unpredictable, particularly new diseases and novel strains of diseases in our increasingly globalised world. As a country we need to be alert to the threat posed to our livestock, food chain and agricultural business by disease incursions."

As the UK plans to exit the EU, the BVA is calling on the UK Government to ensure resources for existing disease control and eradication programmes and surveillance systems are maintained.

"Vets' frontline roles must be recognised and supported, backed up by an effective, coordinated system of data capture that will enable us to make the necessary links to detect and control new disease threats, protect food safety and safeguard animal and human health," she said.


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