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From the monthly archives: December 2014

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'December 2014'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

RCVS launches consultation on veterinary use of courtesy title ‘Doctor’

Proposal raised in July

FSA Introduce Food Chain Information Requirement for Slaughter Horses

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to require all those who consign equines for slaughter for human consumption to provide food chain information (FCI) to the food business operator (FBO) at the slaughterhouse. It is the responsibility of the FBO at slaughterhouses to request, receive, check and act on FCI for all animals sent for slaughter for human consumption. FCI is required for all other animal species, and the FSA is introducing a model FCI document for equines as a template for owners to provide relevant information to the FBO. The template is based on the FCI model documents that the FSA produces for the different species of domestic ungulates (including cattle, goats, sheep and pigs) and should take less than 30 mins to complete.   FCI has been introduced progressively for all animal species as required by EU Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 but it was not previously introduced for equines in the UK because the horse passport was considered to provide the necessary information.  There have however been re ...

Implementation of new anabolic steroids policy delayed until March

Clarification and consensus sought with key stakeholders on certain elements

Atypical Myopathy Alert Group

New Research Study Being Conducted

Resounding success for Saddle Research Trust International Conference

2nd Annual Conference Held Last Month

Mind Matters: new veterinary mental health and wellbeing initiative launched

New System For Vet Helpline

Defra/AHT/BEVA Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Report 3Q 2014

Now Available

New Dentistry Qualification

Window For Fast Track Applicants Open Until 2017


In the first Vet Futures guest blog Professor Colette Henry, Head of Department of Business Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, argues that women are “simply less prepared to come forward to take on business leadership roles” and states that, as the veterinary profession becomes increasingly female, this raises serious concerns. Professor Henry joined former RCVS President Jacqui Molyneux in a debate at BVA Congress at the London Vet Show last month “Setting the A-gender” which explored women as veterinary leaders and entrepreneurs. The lively discussion concluded that doing nothing to address the gender inequality that exists within the veterinary profession is not an option, and Professor Henry echoes that sentiment in her blog on the Vet Futures website http://vetfutures.org.uk/veterinary-business-leadership-an-unsuitable-job-for-a-woman/ Vet Futures is a jointly powered project from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), which was launched at BVA Co ...

New Royal Charter to come into effect next year

Will Recognise Veterinary Nurses As A Profession
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