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Office Closure

The office will be closed from Monday 13th May to Friday 17th May inclusive.  All emails and calls received during this period will be responded to when the office re-opens on Monday 20th May.    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

DEFRA Webinar Invitation

DEFRA are holding webinars specifically for show organisers, this Friday and next Friday. They are all about disease risk and actions to prevent and protect before, during and after a show.   You can read more and sign up here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/animal-diseases-plan-prevent-and-protect-webinars/plan-prevent-and-protect-webinars  

Goat Veterinary Society Summer Conference – Wednesday 26th – Thursday 27th June 2024

The Old Swan Hotel, Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SR Presented with our sponsors Hipra and Venky’s  Registration is now OPEN for the Goat Veterinary Society Summer Conference, this year to be held in the historic town of Harrogate in Yorkshire. Our Conference is open to GVS members and non-members, vets and all with an interest […]

BGS Webinar – Accessing AI

BGS Webinar – Accessing AI Wednesday 1st May 2024 @ 7.30pm Topics to be covered are as follows: Types of AI ( laproscopic / cervical) Finding an inseminator Choosing straws and where to buy (including health status) Synchronising seasons The AI process Which nannies are suitable for AI Success rates Benefits of DIY AI The webinar […]

Anne Storrer

Sadly Anne Storrer passed away on the 4th March.  She had been suffering from Dementia for many years and got a bad chest infection in the end.   Anne was Chairwoman of the ANBS for several years and someone I really looked up to in that position.  She always impressed me with her authority, knowledge and […]

Charlotte Dunnill – The Edgewood Herd

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Charlotte Dunnill of the Edgewood Herd after a long and courageous battle with illness.  Charlotte was an avid supporter of shows across the South East and South West of England and never once complained or asked for help.   She will be greatly […]

Office Closure

The office will be closed from Monday 18th December 2023 until the morning of Tuesday 2nd January 2024.  All correspondence received during this period will be answered after this period. I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy festive period.

Bluetongue cases confirmed in Norfolk

Following routine surveillance, a further 2 cases of bluetongue in cattle have been identified on a farm near Cantley, Broadland, Norfolk.  A 10km temporary control zone (TCZ) has been declared around the premises and both animals will be humanely culled to minimise the risk of onward transmission. Movement restrictions apply to cattle, sheep and other ruminants. This […]

New Bluetongue cases confirmed in temporary control zone following surveillance

Following active surveillance within the 10km temporary control zone (TCZ), a further four cases of bluetongue serotype 3 (BTV-3) have been identified in cattle on two additional farms. “It’s clear the surveillance is working,” says Dr Joseph Henry BVMS Cert SHP MRCVS, chair of the Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) bluetongue working group and president […]

Semen Export to Brazil

On 17th October semen from 3 males, two British Toggenburg and one British Saanen, arrived in Brazil after it and the males involved had undergone rigorous checks and tests to fulfil the UK export and Brazilian import requirements for health, quality and genetic potential. The males involved derived from the Ashdene and Charnocks herds and […]