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The risk from African swine fever
  1. Suzanne Jarvis

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As Brexit looms ever closer, we are still in the dark about many of the changes – and risks – that will arise from the UK leaving the European Union.

The potential impact on the veterinary world is likely to be significant in many areas, as anyone who regularly reads Vet Record will realise – from animal welfare, medicines, workforce issues, pet travel and trade, to name but a few.

This week we report on one more issue – biosecurity. The House of Lords European Union Committee has published a report ‘Brexit: plant and animal biosecurity’ (p 518).

Although the report covers both plant and animal biosecurity, there are some specific points for the veterinary sector to consider.

Unsurprisingly, the report highlights the reliance on EU citizens in providing official veterinarian capacity in the UK, …

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