A new report (published today, 1 November) highlights that vets have an integral part to play in the One Health agenda, which brings together experts from human and animal medicine alongside environmental organisations to tackle pressing global issues.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded following the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) announcement that it has prepared time-limited supplementary guidance on export health certification in case of a no-deal Brexit.
The Parliamentary Pension Fund is investing millions in fossil fuel companies. In government, Labour will say “no more” to fossil fuel companies, says Rebecca Long-Bailey MP.
New legislation will affect farmers for decades to come. We need a UK-specific agricultural policy that champions environmental, animal welfare and food standards, writes Kerry McCarthy MP
Farmers are ready to rise to the climate challenge, but they can’t do it alone. We need an Agriculture Bill that provides support and certainty, writes David Drew MP
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed proposals set out in today’s (14 October) Queen’s Speech that would see animal sentience finally being embedded in UK legislation.
Cat owners could have to microchip their pets under government plans to clamp down on the number that go missing.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has responded today (Friday 11 October) to a study by Downs et al assessing the effects from four years of badger culling in England on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle.
Vets say that putting high welfare, UK veal and goat’s meat back onto the table could help reduce the regular killing of unwanted male animals on farms.
Urban policy-makers must stop ignoring the voices of people living in rural communities and introduce a place-based rural strategy that recognises the diversity of rural economies with specific challenges and priorities, writes Lord Foster.
Boris Johnson is scrapping a commitment made by Theresa May to stick to EU rules on workers’ rights, safety standards and the environment, according to reports.
NOAH has published its Vision for UK Animal Health and Welfare – Agriculture Policy that’s fit for the future.
Sajid Javid is to unveil plans to boost road networks, bus services and the availability of high-speed broadband across the country.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and animal welfare groups are urging vets to support The Kitten Checklist, released today, by recommending it to clients and breeders.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the establishment of a refreshed task force by the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance to start defining new antibiotic reduction goals post-2020.
Training more vets alone will not be enough to address workforce issues, says the British Veterinary Association (BVA). Instead a holistic, long term approach to veterinary education is needed to ensure that the workforce remains resilient and can meet future demand in the areas of animal health and welfare and public health.
Dods Monitoring's Tessa Corina writes on what new technology means for the agriculture sector.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) have responded to several updates to the Code of Practice to the Welfare of Pigs, announced this week (9 September) to further improve pig welfare standards in England.
Farmers are the breadbasket of Britain and the prospect of a no deal scares them, writes Antoinette Sandbach MP
Resilience to disease is also partly underpinned by biodiversity; in the genetic variation of forest trees, tree species’ diversity or the structural diversity of forest stands, both below and above ground. The evidence is clear in concluding that the capacity of forests to resist threats is in large part dependent on biodiversity at multiple scales, Woodland Trust.
Addressing the threats to our native trees involves bio-security, research and land manager engagement, writes Lord Kinnoull.
Whilst the government has said it has no intention of allowing the UK’s high standards of production to be undermined after the UK leaves the EU, it has not been clear about how this will be delivered, writes Lord Carrington.
Our sheep industry is a national success story and a way of life for tens of thousands. But a no deal Brexit would put it under serious threat, writes Jenny Chapman
Theresa Villiers has vowed to "reshape our food system from farm to fork" with a new review first promised by her predecessor Michael Gove.