The 10th International Deer Biology Conference is to be held this year between 4th-9th September at the Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences in Osijek, Croatia. Further details about the conference can be found here, on the organiser’s website, or for more information, please see the conference’s flyer.
The BVA and BDVA have been informed that there is soon to be a change to the current Animal Reporting and Movement Service (ARAMS) for the notification of movement movement of animals, including deer. Whilst the changes have not yet come into effect, there is likely to be a change this year with a migration to the new Livestock Information Service (LIS). The announcement was made in the Vet Record news in February this month. The BDVA will keep members informed of when movement systems are updated.
A new contract has recently been signed for provision of services by the TB Advisory Service (‘TBAS’ for short). TBAS is delivering on-farm visits and telephone advice to farmers in England about how to protect their herds/flocks from bTB. The overall aim of the service is to work with farmers to reduce the incidence and severity of TB breakdowns in England, supporting delivery of the Government’s Strategy for achieving Officially TB Free status. This will be achieved by providing tailored one-to-one on-farm and telephone advice on biosecurity to improve resilience to bTB in infected herds/flocks and to protect uninfected herds/flocks …
Defra have released a new Tuberculosis (England) Order that covers deer within its instruments. It is advised For more details and the communication, please see here. For the full order, please see here. If you have any questions on how this may relate to you as a veterinarian, please feel free to contact us through the form on the website, or please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.