BVA president Nicky Paull has issued a statement in response to DEFRA’s consultation on proposals for responsibility and cost sharing in managing animal health in England.

She said: “The proposals described in DEFRA’s consultation will have significant implications for the livestock sector including how veterinarians engage with their clients and government in managing disease.

“The BVA will be examining the proposals closely and will be putting our views to government. I urge veterinary surgeons, and indeed all in the livestock sector, to get involved with the consultation and ensure that their voices are heard.”

The consultation, “An Independent Body for Animal Health: A modern governance and funding structure for tackling animal diseases” , can be found here .

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