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Pet travel changes may harm Irish greyhound trade

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By Josh Loeb

Greyhound vets are unhappy at a proposal by the BVA to extend the post-rabies vaccination waiting time for dogs brought into the UK from the EU.

Michael Watts from the Society of Greyhound Veterinarians told Vet Record the BVA’s proposed changes to pet travel rules, which would extend the post-rabies vaccination waiting time from 21 days to three months, would harm the ‘substantial export trade’ in greyhounds from Ireland to Great Britain.

He said it was ‘daft’ to require dogs being moved across the Irish border – or between Great Britain and Ireland – to be vaccinated for rabies in the first place, since they were moving inside of a rabies-free region.

Watts said: ‘It’s one of those issues that you could preface with the statement “It could only happen in Ireland”.

It’s one of those issues that you could preface with the statement ‘It could only happen in …

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