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Prime minister Boris Johnson has introduced new measures to combat a rise in the rate of COVID-19 infections, but the BVA is not currently planning guidance changes.

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Veterinary group’s Finland branch is providing sponsorship towards project and health care services to 16 dogs involved in trial at Helsinki Airport.

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Celia Marr of Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons rewarded for her outstanding contribution to equine veterinary profession.

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VetPartners among sponsors and leading veterinary figures on judging panel for TB Advisory Service Awards 2021.

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BSAVA announcement on its popular course coincides with the RCVS’ announcement practice standards scheme assessments are restarting remotely.

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“Although Staffies are often perceived as aggressive, this study revealed no significant difference in the risk of aggression…” – Camilla Pegram of VetCompass.

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Association is running webinars on 28 September, bringing together number of stakeholders, to coincide with World Rabies Day.

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Event was due to be the BSAVA’s first in its new Manchester venue, but “ongoing uncertainty” means the association feels a virtual congress is the best option for all in the veterinary professions in 2021.

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Lords vote for amendment to Agriculture Bill that could help protect British farmers against lower-quality imports produced to lower welfare standards.

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