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EU-UK deal on plant and veterinary issues could unblock the Protocol impasse
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The US needs the EU and the UK to be seen to be working together and pooling their resources, writes John Bruton.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Private vets critical of BVD policy in NI
With BVD rates in NI higher than in 2020, frustration is growing at the lack of action by DAERA to stamp out the disease.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
MP gets assurance on vet medicines
In a letter to DUP MP Sammy Wilson, a UK government minister has said that they will act to ensure the continued supply of vet medicines to NI.
Mars subsidiary looks to acquire Village Vets
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) have been notified of the intention by Mars subsidiary, LIV, to acquire Village Vets.
28 September 2022 News
Calls for new veterinary school as vet shortage worsens
The shortage of vets is reaching a critical level in Ireland, warns a Munster vet group.
28 September 2022 Breeding & health
Farmers locked up with TB to buy in cattle with ‘veterinary guidance’
The Department of Agriculture has made a series of proposals to farm organisations on how it plans to eradicate TB.
28 September 2022 News
‘Substantial’ job losses facing rural co-ops – ICOS
The Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society has called for a legal solution to allow co-ops to continue to prescribe of antiparasitic veterinary medicines.
28 September 2022 News
No prosecutions result from 93 vet medicine seizures
There have been almost 100 seizures of illegally imported or wrongly used vet medicines so far in 2022.
19 September 2022 News
Rumen fluke in half of NI cattle, study finds
The study found that the presence of the parasite had no significant impact on animal output across a range of key measures.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Details of new FQAS rules published
A new set of rules for the NI beef and lamb farm quality assurance scheme comes into effect on 1 November 2022.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Complaints against vets jumped by 71% in 2021
The Veterinary Council of Ireland has conducted analysis of the complaints received in 2021 following the increase.
6 September 2022 News
Strategies needed to help vets cope with stress, review finds
Courses on stress management may be helpful for vets to better learn how to manage stress.
28 August 2022 News