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No 'one-size fits all' on animal disease

Catherine McLaughlin is the NFU's chief adviser for animal health and welfare. She visited Riga, in Latvia, to see how EU member states can control an...


Farmer support for Badger Blocker

Backed by recent research, Rumenco’s Badger Blocker feeder helps limit badgers’ access to mineral licks, blocks and tubs by raising supplement product...


Environmental stress triggers costly pig disease

Scientists at The Royal Veterinary College demonstrate that environmental stress, including high temperatures and crowding, can cause Porcine CircoVir...


Livestock farmers urged to use safe grazing to prevent parasite problems this spring

Livestock farmers are urged to reduce pasture contamination by planning grazing and anthelmintic control in sheep and lambs now, to decrease the risk ...


Final phase of Scotland's war on BVD

The permanent eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea [BVD] in Scottish cattle moves a step closer in less than 60 days, as the Scottish Government’s ca...


Livestock farmers warned over leptospirosis threat

Leptospirosis remains a common threat to dairy and beef herds in Britain, according to extensive new data collected over the last 18 months. This l...


Innovative animal medicine dispenser wins awards

The Swift Doser, Rieke’s innovative solution for the oral administering of medicines to animals, has been recognised at the inaugural Pet’s & Vet’s Pa...


Mild climate creates haven for parasites

A warmer winter may have benefits for certain aspects of flock management and husbandry but above average temperatures at the end of last year mean th...


Share information to tackle food fraud, crime unit warns

The FSA’s new Food Crime Unit wants the industry to share information, some of which is sensitive, in order to tackle the ongoing problem of food frau...


Research into livestock health receives £2.7m boost

Research at The Roslin Institute to improve the health of livestock around the world has received a £2.7 million boost. Studies to understand virus...


Serious disease threatening pig herds across UK, pork producers told

Pork producers in Wales are encouraged to attend an industry meeting to increase their knowledge of a potentially serious disease that is threatening ...


Dairy industry launches Action Johne’s Initiative

The dairy industry is joining forces to launch its Action Johne’s Initiative, which will help manage and reduce the incidence of Johne’s disease in da...


Conventional pigs receive 10 times more antibiotics than organic pigs

The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics has reviewed statistics released by the Danish Food and Agriculture Minister, Dan Jørgensen, comparing antibiotic...


MEPs challenge Commission over 'inhumane' pig slaughter

England’s Green MEPs have written to the EU Commission expressing their concerns at stunning they believe many pigs experience before slaughter. A...


Shoppers confused about livestock medicine, report suggests

In a sign that the horsemeat scandal continues to affect consumer sentiment around food quality and safety, new consumer research published by the Nat...



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15 April 2015
Graduate Digital Sales Executive
Our client specialises in producing sustainable agriculture, animal health and welfare literature. Graduate Digital Sales Exe...

1 April 2015
RUMINANT REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - UK
Delivering the regions sales objectives in all key sectors, beef, sheep and dairy. THE JOB TITLE – REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – A...

15 April 2015
Trade Counter Sales
This role wil involve advice on sales of animal health products, grassland products, animal feeds and all other farm inputs.....

15 April 2015
Graduate Digital Sales Executive
Our client specialises in producing sustainable agriculture, animal health and welfare literature. Graduate Digital Sales Exe...

30 March 2015
Account Support Manager - Animal Health - East of England
Company: MSD Animal Health (MSDAH) Position: Account Support Manager Therapy Areas: Pig Business Salary: Competitive, plus Be...









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13 March 2015 | Animal Health

Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...


12 March 2015 | Animal Health

Call to sheep farmers to 'know your worm...

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12 March 2015 | Animal Health

Small decline in bovine TB in 2014 is 'n...

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4 March 2015 | Animal Health

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24 February 2015 | Animal Health

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15 January 2015 | Animal Health

TB advice for farmers in badger cull are...

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14 January 2015 | Animal Health

Monthly TB checks more effective than ba...

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5 January 2015 | Animal Health

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Avian flu to 'shake up' 2015 poultry tra...

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9 December 2014 | Animal Health

Vet support for badger cull falls

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18 November 2014 | Animal Health

Beating bovine TB is 'going to hurt', NF...

The NFU brought together many leading experts from across the country to di...


23 October 2014 | Animal Health

Cattle pneumonia could cause long-term c...

Cattle farmers could have increased costs due to ineffective treatment of c...


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Farm animal welfare codes reform

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Understanding the Recommended List disea...

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Questions and answers on Bovine TB

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