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BVA highlights importance of measures to prevent teat tampering

15th July 2013

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has highlighted the importance of taking all the necessary measures to prevent teat tampering during events involving the showing of animals.

In light of investigations into the suspected cases of teat tampering at the Great Yorkshire Show, the BVA has recommended that all shows use the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations Animal Welfare Plan, while involving vets in the planning stages of such events.

Tampering to enhance cows' udders is considered to be unacceptable from an animal welfare stance, with the Great Yorkshire Show's scanning system helping vets to identify suspected cases through routine examination.

BVA president Peter Jones said: "We must all pull together to stamp out the appalling behaviour of a few exhibitors who are tempted to compromise the welfare of their animals in the show ring."

Earlier this month, the BVA criticised the government for its proposals to crack down on the use of wild animals in circuses in England, saying the planned measures do not go far enough.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801612582-ADNFCR

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