A new BBC series, Mountain Vets, airs on Friday 15th November, 8pm. It follows three County Down practices as they do what they do best. Whilst we suspect that most visitors to the VetNI site know what happens in a vet practice on a day-to-day basis (!) why not tune in and see who you know? Vets, vet nurses, reception staff and the wider practice team – all serving their local community with warmth and sensitivity. The spectacular Mourne Mountains and County Down are shown in all their glory too so it won’t do NI tourism any harm!
With such highly sought after speakers as Adrian Boswood and Dan Brockman, how could it be anything but a success! A good turnout of vets from all over Northern Ireland came along to hear the two presentations. They also had the opportunity to take part in some practical human CPR training on the day too.
This event also saw the AVSPNI charity draw come to a close with Michael Woodside from Clare Vets winning the HeartSine defibrillator which was very kindly donated by HeartSine. All funds have been raised in aid of Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke and the Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association.
Click the link below to read the article written by Holly Kernot from Vet Times…
DAERA have recently issued the poster (link below) to NI Veterinary Practices reminding them of the requirements in respect of the Pet Travel Scheme in the event of a no deal EU exit.
The poster is also available to download at https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/pet-travel-after-brexit-advice-poster
Applications invited for this £2000 Educational Bursary open to N.I. Veterinary Practitioners to further expertise in any field of clinical veterinary science. The award was founded by the Veterinary Surgeons Supply Company in 1982 to encourage practitioners to further their expertise in a chosen discipline or project.
Applications must be submitted by 15th November.
Full rules can be found HERE and an application form can be found HERE.
As you know Red Tractor assured dairy members will be assured against a new version of the standard (V4.2) from Tuesday 1st Oct. Over the past few weeks Red Tractor have been working to ensure all are aware of the changes and what this may mean in terms of changes to current practices/documentation etc prior to their next assessment. A summary document can found at this link
Red Tractor have updated a number of the templates on the website to reflect the amends along with adding templates for any ‘new’ requirements– the library of templates can be accessed here
There is also an updated pre assessment checklist available which reflects the changes https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/contentfiles/Farmers-7046.pdf?_=637045208286914680
Should you have any questions about any of the standards or changes please do come back to our Dairy Technical Manager Kate Cross email@example.com
The RSPCA has a consultation running until the 1st November on bovine TB in England and Wales. RSPCA welcome comment from farmers and farm vets. The link to the website, should you wish to respond is https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/farm/bovinetb
Some further information from DAERA on Equine movements post-Brexit can be found here.
For information, please see the link below to the DAERA web page which provides details of a Public Appointments competition seeking two additional Members for the TB Eradication Partnership (TBEP). Applications must be received by 2:00pm on Friday 27 September.