BVA encourages vets to discuss electric containment fences with clients to improve animal welfare

Date: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Source: 
BVA

We are encouraging vets to speak to their livestock and equine clients about containment fences, helping them to ensure they’re always used responsibly and safely. The BVA position on the use of electric containment fences in livestock and horses, launched this week, recognises that containment fences are currently a necessary option for many clients but makes several recommendations on how to limit their potential harm to animals and humans.

The position statement calls for further research into non-harmful alternatives for containing livestock and horses. In the meantime, BVA is offering the following top tips vets can give to their clients to make sure electric containment fences are used responsibly:

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