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BVA voices concern about planned cuts to Defra budget

12th November 2015

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has reacted negatively to the government's decision to cut the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' (Defra's) budget.

It is one of four government departments that have provisionally agreed to cut their spending by an average of 30 percent over the next four years, with day-to-day spending to be reduced through a combination of efficiency savings and the closure of low-value programmes.

The BVA has expressed concerns about the impact this will have on human and animal health in the UK, citing the impact of previous Defra budget cuts on veterinary fees for tuberculosis testing and on disease surveillance.

Furthermore, it is anticipated that additional cuts in these areas could further diminish the UK's preparedness for a disease outbreak.

BVA president Sean Wensley said: "We would urge Defra to protect animal health and welfare budgets relative to other areas of spend and ensure that short-term savings do not lead to serious adverse consequences in the longer term."ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801805629-ADNFCR

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