Red Tractor vets must be PVS members from October 2017
28th Mar 2017 / By Alistair Driver
All vets registered under the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme for pigs must be members of the Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) from 1 October.
Previously, PVS membership was only required for vets carrying out Real Welfare assessments, but the change has been announced as part of the assurance scheme’s standards review.
This is in line with another new standard which will require vets to declare they only prescribe antibiotics for use on Red Tractor pig units in accordance with the PVS Prescribing Principles for Antimicrobials.
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