Vets welcome latest action to improve dog welfare in Wales

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the publication of draft regulations to control dog breeding in Wales. The Welsh Government has produced a second draft of the regulations following an initial consultation which ran from October 2010 to January 2011. Commenting on the news, Carl Padgett, BVA President, said: “The BVA has lobbied hard…

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Green Light for Syringomyelia Health Scheme for Dogs

(BVA/Kennel Club news release) The British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club Canine Health Schemes (CHS) management committee has given the go-ahead for a new Scheme to screen dogs, particularly potential breeding stock, for chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia (CM/SM) to start in January 2012. Chiari-like malformation (CM) is characterised by a mismatch in size between the brain (too…

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Vets Asked to Report Caesarean Operations

(BVA Release) Veterinary associations are asking vets to start reporting caesarean operations to the Kennel Club in the new year as part of the profession’s commitment to improving dog health and welfare. The Kennel Club (KC) has announced that from January 2012 it will no longer register any puppies born by caesarean section from a…

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