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BEVA updates medicines guidance
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BEVA's medicines guidance has been updated to help members negotiate the intricacies of prescribing medicines.
Guidance helps members comply with equine legislation

BEVA has updated its online medicines guidance resource to help members negotiate the intricacies of prescribing medicines and to use the Cascade accurately.

The guidance now includes:

·       BEVA client information leaflets to help members inform clients of potential adverse effects of medicines when using the Cascade.
·       A BEVA branded prescription form to help members comply with RCVS guidance whilst reducing opportunities for prescription fraud.
·       Easy to use explanations of the prescribing Cascade in food producing and non-food producing animals including dynamic flow charts to guide members through the decision making steps.
·       The BEVA emergency treatment form and interactive flowchart for treating horses without a passport.
·       The BEVA award winning PROTECT ME toolkit to create a customised protocol for practices to develop responsible antibiotic use guidelines.
·       The BEVA members’ product database to help members share details of suppliers of hard to source medicines.
·       BEVA’s guidance on the use of veterinary specials in equine practice.
·       Links to download BEVA’s formulary App “BEVA Drugs”

The guidance can be accessed through the Resources for Vets section of the BEVA website.

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Sale of microbeads now banned

News Story 1
 The sale of products containing microbeads is now banned across England and Scotland, Defra has confirmed.

As part of government efforts to prevent these plastics ending up in the marine environment, retailers can no longer sell rinse-off cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads. These tiny plastics were often added to products including face scrubs, soaps, toothpaste and shower gels.

Just a single shower is thought to send 100,000 of these beads down the drain and into the ocean, where it can cause serious harm to marine life. A ban on manufacturing products containing microbeads previously came into force in January this year. 

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George Eustice announces funding for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

Farming minister George Eustice has announced a 5.7million funding package to help farmers tackle Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).

The funding will be available in England for three years through the Rural Development Programme and farmers will be able to apply for one-to-one farm advisory visits by a veterinary practitioner.

The project will recruit local vets who will then work with keepers of breeding cattle to tackle BVD on their farms.