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Chief veterinary officer's update
Exploring opportunities to do things differently

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In his regular update for Veterinary Record, Nigel Gibbens, the UK Chief Veterinary Officer, discusses the crucial contribution that private veterinary surgeons make to government efforts to detect, control and eradicate animal diseases and how their role might be expanded in future. He also gives an overview of other current issues, including antimicrobial resistance, pet travel, horse passports and forthcoming negotiations on the proposed European Animal Health Regulation

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