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23 November 2020
UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
20 November 2020
UK farm vets work to establish a country-wide network of "Farm Vet Champions"
As part of the UK's farm animal antibiotics targets for 2024, vets propose creating a network to support farmers with herd health planning and disease prevention. ...
19 November 2020
British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
16 November 2020
Webinar from Ceva plans to explore bovine respiratory disease
Ceva promises to take delegates to "the next level of BRD diagnostics and treatment". ...
Can AI help identify sick livestock?
New research project aims to use AI and "cutting edge" technology to reduce the environmental impact of farming. ...
11 November 2020
Indian state launches FMD vaccination drive
The Indian state of Assam began the first phase of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis vaccine drive on 10 November....
10 November 2020
New industry group in UK vows to tackle ruminant health challenges
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms....
09 November 2020
IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
06 November 2020
EU citizens' "End the Cage Age" initiative moves forward
The European Commission has received the "End the Cage Age" citizens' initiative, moving it closer to implementation. ...
EFSA examines the welfare of cattle at slaughter
ESFA research has identified multiple welfare hazards for cattle at slaughter - most stemming from abattoir staff fatigue. ...
03 November 2020
Welsh government sees key opportunity to protect farm animals
The RSPCA says that a post-Brexit subsidy scheme that incentivises improved animal welfare outcomes could help millions of farm animals in Wales. ...
02 November 2020
New research emphasises cost of liver fluke in beef cattle
New research highlights cost of liver fluke in beef cattle, with farmers urged to treat youngstock at housing....
UK strengthens Trade and Agriculture Commission ahead of Brexit
The British Veterinary Association welcomes stronger legal remit for the Trade and Agriculture Commission....
30 October 2020
Toxoplasma gondii study in the UK wins additional funding
Researchers at the UK's Moredun Institute hope to improve understanding of how the parasite operates in different hosts. ...
29 October 2020
Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
28 October 2020
Rural Americans and food workers are going hungry despite US government farm aid
The United States reports higher levels of hunger and food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout hammer US families....
27 October 2020
Rift valley fever infections in humans more likely to come from mosquitoes than cattle
A group of international researchers have mapped the dynamics of a rift valley fever infection in Mayotte and found that human infections were more likely to come from mosquito bites than through contact with infected livestock. ...
Scottish meat producers urged to make contingency plans
Quality Meat Scotland is encouraging its members to develop contingency plans to weather challenges from COVID-19. ...
26 October 2020
New Zealand introduces new rules for live animal exports
New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew....
21 October 2020
UK extends its BVD Stamp it Out project
Defra has announced a six-month extension to the BVD Stamp it Out initiative in England due to COVID-19 delays. ...
Researchers link cattle behavior to efficient beef production
Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers...
15 October 2020
NCBA welcomes additional research on brucella species
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association commends the USDA for increased research on brucella species in large animals. ...
13 October 2020
UK vets stunned as MPs vote against Agriculture Bill amendment on import standards
Vets across the United Kingdom lament a "severe blow for animal welfare" as MPs vote against an amendment that would require food imports to meet the same rigorous welfare and safety standards as UK farm products....
08 October 2020
Namibia restricts cattle grazing in Angola due to FMD outbreak
Namibia has temporarily banned the cross-border movement of cattle with Angola due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease...
02 October 2020
MSD launches single dose vials for calf pneumonia vaccine
MSD Animal Health has made Bovilis Intranasal RSP, its early life intranasal calf pneumonia vaccine, available in single dose vials to give users greater flexibility in vaccinating individual animals. ...
01 October 2020
UK cattle show increased gutworm infection but low liver fluke exposure
New parasite tracker from Boehringer highlights high gutworm but low liver fluke exposure in cattle this grazing season. ...
25 September 2020
UK Lords back welfare safeguard in Agriculture Bill
UK vets and activists welcome move that could prevent food imports produced at lower animal welfare standards. ...
24 September 2020
UK Vets urge animal welfare amendment as Agriculture Bill progresses through the House of Lords
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a crucial clause in the Agriculture Bill that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards....
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