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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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Classroom pets on the decline

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 New research has found there are fewer pets in UK classrooms than in previous generations - despite 88 per cent of parents believing it significantly helps a child’s social skills and development.

More than half of the parents surveyed by Pets at Home (51 per cent) had a class pet as a child, compared to 46 per cent of children today.

The survey also found that non-traditional animals such as chickens, tadpoles, caterpillars and stick insects are becoming increasingly popular alternatives as classroom pets.  

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BVA survey seeks views on surveillance

Vets who use veterinary scanning surveillance networks are being asked to complete a survey to help ensure the networks are fully able to protect animals in the UK.

‘Surveillance use, understanding and engagement across the veterinary profession’ is the first of a series of surveillance surveys that will also include localised surveys for Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Drafted by members of BVA’s Surveillance Working Group, it will run until Friday, 31 August 2017. Data collected will inform BVA’s policy position ensuring it is representative of disease surveillance across the UK.