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Official Vet

official vet logoThe Official Vet column provides OVs with the latest news and updates from APHA and Improve International, as well as offering interesting features on topics relevant to the industry – from notifiable diseases to pet passports. Reading the articles in this section counts towards the CPD requirements for OV revalidation.

September 2021

New information and extended deadlines for OV exports courses

To ensure that OVs are able to stay up to date with post-Brexit regulations, OCQ(V) exports courses are being reviewed and amended as necessary, with six courses updated so far and three in development, and select revalidation deadlines have been extended

July 2021

Veterinary considerations for artificial meat

Armed with a balance between scientific enthusiasm and the realities of animal production, it seems very important that veterinary surgeons consider the factors involved in the production of artificial meat as regulators and politicians will be looking for guidance

June 2021

Getting on top of coccidiosis in poultry

Many producers proactively prevent outbreaks via vaccination; however, as vaccine efficacy depends on a number of factors, it is important for vets to be on hand to offer support and guidance

March 2021

December 2020

November 2020

September 2020

On-farm slaughter and killing

How do practitioners apply the science of killing to arrange or deliver on-farm killing in a safe and humane manner?

2020 OV Conference goes digital

In this fast-moving and regulated area, the OV Conference Online is your best opportunity to stay informed on the most recent developments to affect the profession and your role within it

June 2020