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20 April 2021
How you can help the EFSA prepare its animal transport assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing its scientific assessment on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU. ...
19 April 2021
Ugandan districts ban livestock movements over FMD
Animal health authorities in the Kiruhura district have banned the sale and movement of livestock and their products to stem the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
14 April 2021
New Zealand will stop livestock exports due to animal welfare concerns
New Zealand said on 14 April that it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China....
11 April 2021
New trailer for film documenting mental health struggles in the farming community
A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”....
09 April 2021
Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
07 April 2021
UK offers training scheme for potential cattle TB testers
Several veterinary practices in England are now looking to recruit people from across the agricultural community to help support them in fulfilling their cattle TB testing responsibilities....
02 April 2021
RSPCA Australia publishes welfare scorecards to raise awareness of rules governing slaughterhouses
The RSPCA has released a detailed report and interactive map that highlights the current state of animal welfare regulation at Australia's abattoirs....
31 March 2021
US Senators reintroduce legislation to reform livestock transport
A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act to address ongoing concerns over hours of service and electronic monitoring rules....
How have livestock evolved to deal with extreme climates?
New research from the RVC explores the genetic adaptions and evolution of livestock and wild animals in response to extreme climates....
DSM’s reducing emissions from livestock sustainability platform resonates with industry change
Animal farming accounts for a significant amount of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This has placed tremendous stress on the planet’s natural resources when there is an urgent need to greatly reduce GHG emissions by 2050 to avert global warming....
30 March 2021
BBFAW update: Global food producers lead animal welfare efforts in 2020
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a globally recognised investor framework for assessing companies' performance on farm animal welfare, has released its annual report for 2020....
Functional hoof trimming course launches online
Professional Hoof Trimmer Graeme Parker, also known by his YouTube channel name as The Hoof GP, is launching an Online Functional Hoof Trimming Course....
29 March 2021
UK revises veterinary rules in abattoirs as Brexit pressures mount
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved proposals from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to allow temporary veterinary registrants to undertake Official Veterinarian (OV) work at slaughterhouses....
26 March 2021
What are the implications of the UK’s proposed policy on animal transport?
The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee is exploring the logistics of moving animals across UK borders now that they are outside of the EU trading bloc. What are the main sticking points?...
25 March 2021
UK's bovine TB policy must keep effective disease control methods, says NFU
Any changes to the government’s 25-year bovine TB eradication strategy must be based on science and evidence that can prove effective in reducing incidents of the disease, says the NFU....
24 March 2021
Australia remains on flood watch even as rains ease
Australian authorities issued fresh flood evacuation orders for parts of the east coast on Wednesday even as Sydney woke up to blue skies for the first time in five days....
23 March 2021
Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century
Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on 23 March as torrential rains again pummelled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes, roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century....
More than 1,600 cattle on second Spanish cattle ship to be killed
Spain on Monday ordered the slaughter of 1,610 cattle which have been stuck aboard the Elbeik livestock ship since December, just weeks after hundreds of cattle on another vessel met a similar fate....
22 March 2021
RCVS Knowledge to lead major antibiotic stewardship initiative for farms
A major initiative aimed at equipping vets across the UK with the latest antibiotic stewardship principles for treating specific farm animal species is being rolled out by a leading veterinary educational charity, in collaboration with a number of prominent...
19 March 2021
SRUC launches new Herd Health Planning app to connect farmers and vets
A new app created by the Veterinary Services team at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will allow British beef suckler farmers to share real-time cattle data with veterinary surgeons while in the field....
15 March 2021
Canada's BSE risk status will potentially be lowered
Canada's application for negligible risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) passes a key milestone. ...
12 March 2021
10 things to keep in mind about lungworm before turnout
Preventing lungworm outbreaks this grazing season must be made a priority ahead of turnout, says MSD Animal Health veterinary adviser Dr Kat Baxter-Smith....
11 March 2021
UK's Ruminant Health & Welfare group identifies priority areas for 2021-2023
Ruminant Health & Welfare has announced four key areas it will be working on over the next two years to help improve cattle and sheep production in the UK....
10 March 2021
Greece delivers food to cattle ship at sea for months
Greece will deliver 50 tonnes of animal feed to the Togo-flagged ElBeik, which has been stuck at sea for nearly three months in the Mediterranean carrying hundreds of cattle rejected by their buyers amid fears of disease....
New lameness initiative cuts costs and improves welfare for dairy cattle
Investing in concrete grooving helped UK dairy farmer Grant Hartman save £24,000 by reducing cow casualties due to slipping....
09 March 2021
Uruguay ranch first Latin American farm to receive Certified Humane label
Ingleby Farms, an open range cattle ranch in Uruguay, is the first Certified Humane beef company in Latin America....
Northern Ireland contends with official vet shortage amid Brexit protocol changes
A senior Ulster Unionist peer has called for urgent action to address an increasingly serious shortage of vets carrying out official meat inspections in Northern Ireland....
04 March 2021
Ireland may need 140 extra vets to certify beef exports to UK
Ireland’s Department of Agriculture estimates that an additional 130 to 140 vets are needed to handle the extra herd health certificates on beef exports to the United Kingdom from 1 April....
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