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Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease spreads to Europe

Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease spreads to Europe
Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease spreads to Europe
The highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus has spread to Europe. The disease is extremely infectious — a thimbleful of manure...
19-12-2014 01:55 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Animal charities 'deeply disappointed' as Defra endorses next cull
Animal welfare charities have reacted strongly to the announcement by Nigel Gibbens, the Chief Veterinary Officer that DEFRA's badger cull policy shou...
18-12-2014 11:01 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Government determined to continue with culling, says Truss
Further measures to combat TB in cattle has been announced today by Defra as Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said the government must continue w...
18-12-2014 00:46 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, News, Poultry
H5 avian influenza confirmed in Washington State
A pathogenic H5 avian influenza has been discovered in wild birds in Whatcom County, Washington. Two separate virus strains were identified: HPAI H...
Avian flu to 'shake up' 2015 poultry trade
Global issues such as avian flu and trade restrictions remain on the horizon for 2015 and will have a big impact on global poultry trade. Regions a...
09-12-2014 01:47 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Vet support for badger cull falls
Support for the controversial badger cull appears to be faltering among veterinarians who believe it should not continue without further independent a...
03-12-2014 01:32 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Understand animal welfare through goats, say researchers
How goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare, researchers at Queen Mary University of London have ...
Vets welcome Defra avian flu publication
Wild birds are one possible source of the H5N8 avian flu outbreak in East Yorkshire. That is why Defra are advising poultry keepers to follow good pra...
21-11-2014 03:17 AM | Cattle, News, Veterinary News, Animal Health
US UK beef inspection anticipated soon
EBLEX has been helping ensure the industry is in the strongest position possible should a trade agreement be reached between the UK and the US for bee...
20-11-2014 00:47 AM | Animal Health, News, Poultry, Veterinary News
Poultry producers urged to remain vigilant
Poultry producers have been urged to remain vigilant following a case of avian influenza discovered at a duck farm in Yorkshire, the NFU have said. ...
19-11-2014 08:33 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
TCBZ resistance could threaten UK cattle
UK producers, animal health advisers, and vets should be on the look-out for signs of resistance to triclabendazole (TCBZ) in cattle according to Meri...
18-11-2014 02:39 AM | News, Veterinary News, Animal Health
9 out of 10 vets fear antibiotic resistance
The scale of vets’ concerns about the threat of antibiotic resistance and what this could mean for their ability to treat infections in pets is reveal...
18-11-2014 02:27 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Beating bovine TB is 'going to hurt', NFU warns
The NFU brought together many leading experts from across the country to discuss the scientific basis for eradicating bovine TB with farmers battling ...
17-11-2014 15:29 PM | Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Myhealthyherd Launches Free Herd Health Planner
A new version of the popular herd management application myhealthyherd will, say its developers, provide farmers with a much simpler and more extensiv...
17-11-2014 08:44 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, News, Poultry
Bird flu reported on Yorkshire duck farm
An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed today by Defra on a British duck breeding farm. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (...
11-11-2014 01:30 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Abandon the badger cull plans, scientists warn government
A group of 26 scientists have written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him and his government to abandon further plans to cull badgers in Englan...
06-11-2014 00:56 AM | Veterinary News, Agri Safety, Animal Health, News
Food businesses warned over supply chain Ebola risks
There are widespread accounts of farm workers abandoning their jobs in Ebola ravished regions. In Sierra Leone, approximately 40% of fields and farmla...
New campaign aims to educate farmers about cattle diseases
A campaign has been launched by the National Beef Association (NBA) to educate beef farmers about the everyday health problems that face their herds. ...
05-11-2014 10:11 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
We will continue to use all the options available to fight TB - Eustice
We will continue to use all of the options available to us to fight this dreadful disease, which has been out of control for 20 years, Farming Ministe...
30-10-2014 00:47 AM | Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Soil Association requests changes to TB compensation bill
Following discussions with licensees and members, the Soil Association has submitted a proposal to request changes to the Cattle Compensation (England...
Badger cull is legal as Trust loses appeal
The Court of Appeal has rejected the Badger Trust's appeal concerning the legality of the government's badger cull. The trust's appeal was based on...
NFU concerned over future rural cuts in letter to Chancellor
NFU President Meurig Raymond has written to Chancellor George Osborne outlining how he thinks agriculture would benefit from next year's budget. "A...
21-10-2014 02:35 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger cull poll: Nine out of ten want culling to end
Results from a new poll on the controversial badger cull show that nine out of ten people who express an opinion (89%) want the UK government to stop ...
New badger culls are a 'miserable failure' as target missed
The pilot badger culls in Gloucestershire have 'failed to achieve even the minimum number of badgers to be shot,' and have been condemned as a 'misera...
15-10-2014 07:28 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Liver fluke 'remains a risk for cattle farmers'
Despite a relatively dry summer and early autumn, liver fluke infection remains a risk for cattle and sheep and farmers are being urged to remain vigi...
09-10-2014 10:27 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger Trust to challenge legality of new culls
The Badger Trust has said it will challenge the legality of the government's badger culls currently being undertaken in Somerset and Gloucestershire. ...
06-10-2014 04:09 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Balance ewe diets to optimise lambing success
With variable grazing conditions this autumn, sheep farmers should be vigilant when assessing body condition of breeding ewes before tupping. The p...
02-10-2014 05:51 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Testing for TB in the cattle herd
Bovine TB is one of the most complex animal health problems currently facing the farming industry in England and Wales. It is a chronic, infectious di...
01-10-2014 08:53 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
New cattle TB controls come into force in England and Wales
New rules for controlling bovine TB in England and Wales have come into force today, the government opened a consultation to develop cattle controls a...
01-10-2014 07:05 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Vets warn farmers about lungworm
Farmers are warned to be on their guard for lungworm this year. SRUC Veterinary Services is reporting that diagnostic submissions to its disease surve...
26-09-2014 07:06 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Plans to scrap badger cull a 'populist move', says Hargreaves
On so many welfare issues politicians are 'in danger of taking the view that if it's not popular it's got to be wrong,' said the outgoing British Vete...
24-09-2014 02:38 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
TB devastating farming families, say NFU as Labour pledges scrap
The Labour Party would abandon the badger cull should it win the next General Election in May, according to their Shadow DEFRA Minister Maria Eagle. ...
23-09-2014 03:16 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Half of farmers have not tested herd for BVD, survey shows
Results from the Farming Against BVD survey have been presented by an independent expert panel at Novartis Animal Health headquarters, giving insight ...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
17-09-2014 05:44 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Farmers remain on guard over liverfluke
After last year’s fierce fluke challenge and with the wet and warm conditions having continued this year, farmers are right to remain on their guard a...
16-09-2014 10:23 AM | Pigs, Veterinary News, Animal Health, News
Pig industry introduces confidential reporting service
A confidential reporting service will be introduced to maintain animal welfare standards on British pig farms, the National Pig Association has reveal...
15-09-2014 05:27 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, Cattle, News
Farmers reminded of changes to Bovine TB rules
Farmers were reminded of impending changes to rules on Bovine TB pre-movement testing of cattle moving to and from premises within Sole Occupancy Auth...
09-09-2014 08:55 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger cull expected to begin 'as soon as tonight'
Badger culling in west Somerset and west Gloucestershire is expected to begin as soon as tonight, according to Humane Society International UK. Und...
09-09-2014 08:30 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Veterinary News, Animal Health
Dairy farmers risking cows' health with feeding, research says
Dairy farmers are potentially risking their cows’ health, fertility and production by inadvertently feeding rations containing mycotoxins and bacteria...
05-09-2014 06:29 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Calving at 2 Years? – Yes say the National Beef Association
“In the modern day beef industry there is little room for calving at 3 years old.” This is the message from Charlie Maclaren, newly appointed board me...
05-09-2014 05:26 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Vets warn farmers over common health concerns
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging farmers to work proactively with their vet to avoid common health concerns such as musculoskel...
04-09-2014 04:45 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Beef Association gives 'guarded' welcome to vaccination scheme
Bill Harper of the National Beef Association TB Committee has given a guarded welcome to the recently announced Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS)....
03-09-2014 02:42 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Culling badgers 'not the answer' as vaccination scheme launched
A new badger vaccination scheme has been launched as part of the government’s comprehensive strategy to make England bovine TB free. Vaccination sc...
Pig breeders warned over virus
Pig breeding companies are being urged to keep free from a virus that has had a devastating impact in the United States and Canada. As many as thre...
28-08-2014 03:31 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Wildlife trusts urge badger vaccination schemes
Vaccination schemes are being demonstrated as a 'practical, cost-effective option' in dealing with bovine tuberculosis, an animal trust is claiming in...
20-08-2014 12:34 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Defra urged to extend badger vaccination scheme ahead of cull
With this year’s badger cull rumoured to start in the coming weeks, DEFRA has been urged by the Humane Society International to expand its limited Bad...
19-08-2014 04:49 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Innovative feeder proven as badger deterrent
A recent trial undertaken at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) revealed how limiting badger access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs with a feed...
New elite short gestatiuon Angus sire joins Sterling Sires
A new British-bred Aberdeen Angus bull offering minus 4.9 days gestation length has joined the Sterling Sires line up. Oakchurch Duke N121 has calving...
12-08-2014 12:44 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Farmers warned over production losses to lungworm
Treating lungworm infection swiftly and effectively in beef and dairy cattle is vital to help prevent major losses in productivity, according to Meria...
Support an end to non-stun slaughter, vets urge party leaders
Party leaders in the United Kingdom have been urged to support a veterinary campaign to end non-stun slaughter. Writing to party leaders, Robin Har...
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