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Animal welfare
Welfare of exotic pets
  1. Sean Wensley, President, BVA,
  2. Susan Dawson, President, BSAVA,
  3. Mark Stidworthy, President, BVZS and
  4. Ronnie Soutar, President, FVS
  1. 7 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NQ

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WE welcome Martin Whitehead's letter (VR, May 7, 2016, vol 178, p 477) highlighting the welfare of non-traditional companion animals (NTCAs) and the difficulties owners can have in meeting the five welfare needs of these animals as required by the UK Animal Welfare Acts.

We agree with Mr Whitehead's concerns about meeting the specific and complex needs of these animals and we would like to highlight the work being done by BVA's NTCA working group, comprised of representatives …

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