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29 January 2021
UK vets stress that there is "room for improvement" on animal welfare at slaughter
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed England's review of Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing regulations and offers proposals to better safeguard animal welfare. ...
28 January 2021
UK NFU and BVA respond to government's future bovine TB eradication strategy
Defra has announced a consultation on future TB eradication strategy, which proposes to no longer license badger culls post-2022; NFU and BVA both call for new proposals to be evidence-based. ...
27 January 2021
WVA and Brooke to create first ever global list of essential livestock medicines
As part of a wider strategy to standardise health treatments for farm animals and improve health outcomes, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and animal welfare charity Brooke will collaborate to create a global list of essential veterinary medicines....
24 January 2021
OIE's Global Burden of Animal Disease (GBAD) research programme secures more funding
Animal health researchers from the GBADs programme have secured $7 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK's Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office to explore and measure animal health burdens and their impacts on human...
21 January 2021
Queens University announces new project to tackle AMR and bovine mastitis
A new research project from Queens University Belfast hopes to tackle mastitis and reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in diary cattle, potentially curbing the overuse of antibiotics that contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance...
15 January 2021
New report stresses the need for a UK farm animal health and welfare body
A new report published as part of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust and AHDB highlights the need for a veterinary-led farm animal health and welfare body for the UK. ...
14 January 2021
Namibia hit with a new outbreak of FMD
Foot and mouth disease outbreak spreads further in Namibia, prompting renewed biosecurity efforts....
11 January 2021
ORFC Global 2021 conference boasts more than 5,000 delegates from around the world
The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021 is bringing 500 speakers together to explore regenerative agriculture and solutions to climate change....
06 January 2021
Zimbabwe reports increase in tick-borne diseases in cattle
Multiple provinces in Zimbabwe are losing cattle due to tick-borne diseases, with ongoing outbreaks of January disease reported in Mashonaland West....
05 January 2021
Red Tractor UK wants farmers to take the lead in shaping future standards
Farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers across the UK to participate in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve beyond 2021. ...
01 January 2021
UK begins field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency has appointed Eville and Jones to oversee field trials for bovine TB vaccine. ...
New AI project aims to recognise a cow by its skin patterns
An innovative new project sees video game developers and animal health organisations collaborate to improve welfare in dairy cattle. ...
28 December 2020
IBR case identified in eastern Switzerland
Swiss authorities have identified a cow with the infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), a respiratory disease, in the eastern canton of Grisons on 23 December....
20 December 2020
European bison returns from brink of extinction
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has moved the European bison from the Vulnerable states to Near Threatened status...
19 December 2020
UK researchers are seeking views on calves with bovine respiratory disease
Researchers at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) are seeking views from farmers and vets to develop a new quality-of-life tool for cattle. ...
18 December 2020
Recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows is a whole team approach
VETPARTNERS has launched a project to encourage a team approach to recognising and treating pain in lame dairy cows....
17 December 2020
RCVS Knowledge to lead major collaboration to support antibiotic stewardship in farm animals
RCVS Knowledge is to lead a major collaborative project to unite and empower UK farm animal vets and their practice teams to establish and embed good antimicrobial stewardship....
15 December 2020
No-deal Brexit could limit affordable food options for UK consumers - Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register, an independent quality assurance and food and beverage specialist, is urging the UK agriculture industry to work closely with retailers to ensure British farm goods remain affordable after the Brexit transition period....
11 December 2020
Irish farmers will take the biggest economic hit because of Brexit – IFA
When speaking to a government committee on agriculture, Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan warned that farmers will face major challenges due to market upsets stemming from Brexit....
04 December 2020
Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
New UK farming policy includes key provisions for animal welfare and disease
The UK Government's new farming policy includes key investments in improving animal health and welfare, and a special focus on tackling endemic diseases in cattle and pigs. ...
03 December 2020
UK Government considers ending live animal exports for slaughter
Environment Secretary George Eustice unveils plans to end excessively long journeys for animals exported for slaughter and fattening....
30 November 2020
UK vets grow wary as Brexit transition looms
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says that the UK veterinary profession is facing a triple threat from COVID-19, Brexit and exotic disease....
27 November 2020
Bovine TB could be controlled by breeding for resistance
A new study suggests that resistance for diseases like TB is not necessarily linked to a specific breed of cattle. ...
26 November 2020
Mole Valley Farmers warns of lower rumen function this winter
Low fibre grass silage, high starch maize and greater use of co-products in rations have pushed vets and nutritionists to issue a warning surrounding rumen function this winter....
25 November 2020
UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
24 November 2020
India’s FMD vaccination efforts experience snags as cattle owners resist tagging their animals
India’s Punjab region started a major vaccination drive against food-and-mouth disease earlier this year, but the effort could stall as owners oppose ear tagging of cattle, fearing that this could increase their tax burden....
23 November 2020
Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
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