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Glasgow scientists tackle animal diseases with US counterparts

Scientists in Glasgow are working with colleagues at Kansas State University to tackle animal diseases caused by bunyaviruses. The University has r...


TB 'greatest threat to our beef industry' as Truss pledges to continue with cull

A future Conservative government would continue with the badger cull as Environment Secretary Liz Truss spoke at the National Farmers' Union Conferenc...


RVC and DairyCo unite to help producers support calf health

Working in partnership, the Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC) and DairyCo have produced a series of online films looking at aspects...


24 February 2015 | Animal Health,News,Shows and Events
Animal Health on the agenda in Clwyd

Peredur Hughes, Chairman of the Wales Animal Health & Welfare Strategy Steering Group, will be the guest speaker at the next Clwyd NFU Cymru meeting, ...


Pig 'factory' plan thrown out

The decision this week to refuse permission for one of Britain's first industrial-style farms housing 25,000 pigs has been welcomed by campaigners. ...


23 February 2015 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News
Safeguarding the cattle herd: Beef association starts health campaign

The National Beef Association (NBA) is to publish a series of four guides on protecting the Health of the Herd, kicking off with potential issues when...


Government called on to end non-stun slaughter

The government has been called on to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition. The debate will take place in We...


Fears as Scottish farmers may be 'ill-prepared' for next BVD scheme

Next phase of BVD eradication scheme comes into play on 1 June. Farmers, who have let their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) status slip, are being rem...


Sky lantern ban: Livestock at risk on Chinese New Year

It's Chinese New Year today, and the NFU is urging people to celebrate without sky lanterns. "We're also calling on the public to write to their lo...


Farm left with £20,000 loss after 'horrific' attack on sheep

NFU Scotland has hit out at the Scottish legal system after a West Lothian farm was left with a £20,000 loss following a horrendous attack by dogs on ...


Labour using badger cull as 'political football', says NFU

The Labour Party has made ending the pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire one of its six key pledges on animal welfare. "A Labour gov...


Pathogen-free feed 'key to reducing mortality in turkeys'

Controlling pathogens in turkey feed can cut total flock mortality by 1% according to data being presented by pathogen control specialist Anitox at th...


Fined farmers to get their money back under TB rule changes

NFU lobbying has led to a change in the cross compliance rules for late bTB tests which will see some farmers who had been fined for overdue tests get...


New TB testing regime may not be viable for smaller farms, NFU warns

Changes to the way bovine TB testing is delivered in England should not result in farmers having to pay towards testing costs if they want to keep usi...


MRSA detection in English pigs 'not surprising' says veterinary association

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) have issued a statement about the isolation of livestock-associated methicil...



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