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BSAVA issues vaccination guidance

The BSAVA has published its latest vaccination guidance for small animal practitioners during the nationwide lockdown.

The association has issued the advice in order to support the “updated, top line” advice previously issued by the RCVS and BVA over the Easter weekend. 

The BSAVA said that all guidance was evidence-based, providing additional detail to assist veterinary professionals when risk-assessing the need for vaccinations. 

The latest guidance is part of a suite of tools BSAVA has produced for the profession during the ongoing pandemic.

Before its publication, the BSAVA consulted “as widely as possible within a confined time frame”, and spoke with specialists in internal medicine, advanced practitioners in primary care practice, primary care vets on the front line, exotic specialists, advanced practitioners in exotic primary care practice and shelter medicine vets.

BSAVA President, Sue Paterson said: “I am proud that the Guidance was principally produced by BSAVA volunteers who generously donated their free time to it, much of which was over the Easter weekend. 

“In line with BSAVA’s core ethos, the Guidance is ‘By the profession for the profession’.”

BSAVA said it is now working on further guidance for use during the nationwide lockdown which will cover neutering. The guidance will be available to the profession “as soon as possible”. 

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