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CVOs supporting the BCVA 50th anniversary Send A Cow appeal

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Chief Veterinary Officers pictured with members from the Send a Cow support team.

Why did the Chief Vet climb a mountain with an inflatable cow? No it's not a joke, CVO Nigel Gibbens on raising money for the Send a Cow charity as part of the British Cattle Veterinary Association's 50th anniversary celebrations with the other chief vets.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016

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Graphic showing UK sales of antibiotics for animals are at a 4-year low

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week. 14 to 18 November, Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens went to the British Vet Show, along with Food Standards Agency, Animal & Plant Health Agency and Veterinary Medicines Directorate colleagues, to talk about how we're dealing with antimicrobial resistance in the sector. Here's the social media reaction to the show.

The proud history of our Government Veterinary Services

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Photo of anthrax laboratory at Alperton Lodge in the 1910s

Next year, we will celebrate the centenary of the opening of the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Weybridge. It's a great opportunity to reflect on our achievements and look ahead at our ever-changing and interesting roles, says Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens

Bluetongue disease risk: we must remain vigilant (and what we can do)

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Sheep standing in straw looking at the camera

Following outbreaks last year in France, a recent Defra assessment shows we are again vulnerable to the bluetongue virus (BTV-8 type). Vets working on farms can help us monitor livestock health and advise farmers on vaccination. During the European outbreak …