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BVNA Council election candidates revealed
"I am delighted with the number of RVNs that have applied to join the BVNA Council," BVNA president, Jo Hinde.

A record number of nominations received for the coming term. 

The candidates for the 2020 BVNA Council election have been revealed.

A record number of nominations were received for the coming term, with 14 RVNs competing for the six available places. The nominees are as follows:

Emily Gardiner-Warren RVN
Charlotte Pace RVN
Claire Sincock RVN
Lyndsay Hughes RVN
Susannah Phillips RVN
Craig Tessyman RVN
Lynn Irving RVN REVN
Lacey Pitcher RVN
Lucy Toombs RVN
Zara Livingstone RVN
Laura Richards RVN
Rebecca Winter RVN
Krishna Mistry RVN
Laura Rosewell RVN

“I am delighted with the number of RVNs that have applied to join the BVNA Council and pleased that the number of applicants continues to increase, as this ensures the BVNA can continue to be the strong voice for veterinary nursing,” said BVNA president Jo Hinde.

“This year’s nominees highlight the diversity that the veterinary nursing career can provide and I’m very much looking forward to learning more about each of them as their individual election campaigns progress.”

Voting takes place 1-10 June and runs for both full or student members of BVNA. Members will shortly receive an email from BVNA with details on how to vote.

BVNA has already named its new Student Council Member as second-year diploma student, Molly Vallance. Molly will be ratified at BVNA Congress in October.

For more information about the election, visit the BVNA website.

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Government to run free webinars on exporting horses

News Story 1
 The UK government has announced that it will be running two free webinars for horse owners and exporters, explaining what steps to take to export horses from 1 January 2021.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020, from 9.30am to 11am. It will cover Export Health Certificate (EHC) requirements from 1 January 2021. Click here to register.

The second webinar will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020, from 10.30am to 12pm. This session will focus on the steps that businesses need to take to export equines from the UK to the EU. Click here to register.

For more information on exporting horses and ponies after 1 January 2021, please visit the gov.uk website. 

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More cases of African swine fever confirmed in Germany

More cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boar in Germany.

According to Pig World, 20 outbreaks have been identified in two districts - Brandenburg, where the original case confirmed on September 10 was found, and near the town of Neuzelle, some 7.5 km away.

The finding represents a further seven cases confirmed by Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler Institute. A Central Crisis Team has been established to coordinate the response to the outbreak.