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26 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Wales has joined England in lifting its Avian Influenza Prevention Zone with immediate affect following numerous cases of avian influenza in wild bird...

Wales joins England in lifting Avian Influenza Prevention Zone but 'real threat' remains

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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been lifted across England today, but poultry keepers are still warned to follow good biosecurity measures. ...

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone lifted across England

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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Shows and Events

BBC Radio One has banned the release of sky lanterns at its 'Biggest Weekend' festival taking place this weekend, in a win for farmers in the local ar...

BBC Radio One bans sky lanterns at festival in win for farmers

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25 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The increasing number of lambs killed due to ravens has led farmers to call for a cull to "responsibly reduce" numbers in Scotland. With reports of...

Farmers call for license to cull ravens following huge lamb losses

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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

United Utilities is inviting farmers with land along the River Dee in Wales to a night out with a difference. Farmer who have land along the River ...

United Utilities invites farmers to night of pies, pints... and parasites

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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The government has announced it will allow badger culling in the Low Risk Area of England in the event that bovine TB in badgers is linked with infect...

Defra announces badger culling in LRA and TB test compensation

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24 May 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News

European and UK bodies have called for the continued availability of animal medicines for farmers post-Brexit and for animal health to be in the centr...

UK and EU bodies call for Brexit talks to ensure continuity of animal medicines

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A new £6 million centre will help position the UK at the forefront of research into the health, nutrition and welfare of dairy cows. The new Centre...

New £6m dairy research centre to open in Nottingham

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23 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Pigs

An organisation which represents pig farmers has labelled undercover footage showing workers violently mistreating pigs at one of the UK's largest pig...

Footage showing abuse of pigs on Lincs farm 'abhorrent', NPA says

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21 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Shows and Events

Actor Brian Blessed launched an expletive-laden rant directed at badger culling to a roomful of 200 people during a pig and poultry dinner in Warwicks...

Brian Blessed launches badger cull rant at pig and poultry dinner

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21 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The establishment of the TB Eradication Partnership (TBEP) has been announced as the next step in driving forward the fight against bovine TB in North...

TB Eradication Partnership created to fight bovine TB in Northern Ireland

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17 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A new highly sensitive and specific blood test for bovine TB, Actiphage, has been accepted for exceptional private use in England, according to an Ani...

New highly sensitive TB test accepted by APHA for exceptional use

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16 May 2018 | Animal Health,Education,News

A joint Veterinary School will be created by Keele and Harper Adams universities following nearly a year of planning. Keele University Council and ...

Harper Adams and Keele join forces to create new Veterinary School

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15 May 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The pig industry has welcomed latest figures which show it has reduced antibiotic usage in the UK by 28 per cent in 2017, bringing the total reduction...

Pig industry reduces antibiotic use by 28 percent in 2017

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10 May 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

The European Commission has dropped plans for a drastic reduction in permitted copper levels in piglet feed, with the UK pig industry calling it a "ma...

'Major win' for UK pig farmers as EU drops plan for drastic copper reductions

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10 May 2018 | Animal Health,Finance,Government,News

The British Veterinary Association has urged government to deliver its promises of an animal welfare stewardship programme to financially support farm...

Farmers should get paid to deliver animal welfare outcomes, vets say

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9 May 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A cattle society has changed its DNA procedures to single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) testing to improve the integrity of its breed. With advance...

Cattle society changes DNA testing to improve breed integrity

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4 May 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Meat Processing,News

Legislation requiring CCTV in all abattoirs in England has come into force today, the government has announced. Official Veterinarians will have un...

Legislation on mandatory CCTV in abattoirs comes into force

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4 May 2018 | Animal Health,News

The government has been urged to modernise animal health and disease monitoring in the UK to make it fit for the future. After a year of evidence g...

Modernise animal disease surveillance networks, vets say

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2 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Cattle,News

A farmer has been ordered to pay out nearly £3000 after "kicking" and "vigorously pushing" a cow for half an hour to get it to move. 44-year-old Gr...

Farmer ordered to pay nearly £3000 after 'kicking and vigorously pushing' cow

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The Welsh government has announced new quarantine unit measures to protect the Low TB Area during show season. The measures have been introduced gi...

New quarantine unit measures to protect Low TB Area during show season

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26 April 2018 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs

New research has shown that over 75% of pig farmers and agricultural professionals support overturning the current ban on feeding leftovers to pigs. ...

Farmers support lifting ban on feeding pigs with leftovers, research shows

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25 April 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

African swine fever (ASF) has been reported in wild boar in Hungary for the first time, raising concerns over the vast distances the deadly pig virus ...

UK pig industry highlights concerns as Hungary detects ASF for first time

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24 April 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling on the Government to ensure that animal sentience legislation is enshrined in law before the UK le...

Government urged to enshrine animal sentience legislation before Brexit

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19 April 2018 | Animal Health,Finance,News

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says it will oppose government plans to charge farmers for testing for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs). ...

NI farmers should not pay for unnecessary TSE sampling, union warns