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13 July 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers are being urged to act on Johne’s disease immediately to ensure they are dairy industry compliant in time for an important 31st October deadli...

Farmers urged to take action on Johne's disease ahead of key deadline

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13 July 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News

A Cotswold farmer has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after pleading guilty to seven "appalling" animal welfare offences. Cli...

Farmer banned from keeping livestock due to 'appalling' welfare offences

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12 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Azzurri Group, which owns restaurants ASK and Zizzi, has become the first restaurant group in the UK and Europe to commit to the Better Chicken Commit...

Group which owns Zizzi and ASK signs up to Better Chicken Commitment

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12 July 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News

Only stunned halal meat will be provided to schools in Lancashire following a vote by the County Council, citing animal welfare issues. The decisio...

Lancashire council votes to stop supplying non-stunned halal meat to schools

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12 July 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Badger activists are in the High Court this week to challenge the government's decision to extend cull zones to nine new areas. Ecologist Tom Langt...

Badger activists in High Court to challenge badger cull zone extension

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10 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Products

The UK egg industry has called on the European Union to raise egg safety standards in light of a new report shining a light on the fipronil crisis. ...

UK egg industry calls on EU to raise safety standards

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9 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

The RSPCA has been called to “step up to the plate” to help free range producers meet new perching rules, according to a free range egg association. ...

‘Step up to the plate’: Farmers ask RSPCA for help in meeting new perching rules

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5 July 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Concerns over increasing reports of Neospora outbreaks in cattle have been highlighted, with farmers urging dog walkers to 'bag it and bin it'. Neo...

Public urged to 'bag it and bin it' following recent Neospora outbreaks

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3 July 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Pigs,Supermarkets

The Co-operative's ‘higher welfare’ pig sourcing model has come into force today to bolster the retailer's animal welfare credentials. Consumers wi...

Co-op's 'higher welfare' pig sourcing model comes into force

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2 July 2018 | Animal Health,News,Shows and Events

The UK farming industry fought off entries from as far afield as Malaysia and New Zealand competing for recognition of efforts to slow curb antibiotic...

UK farming celebrated for efforts to reduce antibiotic use at major event

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29 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Nestle, the world's largest food manufacturer, is to improve the welfare of millions of chickens used for food in Europe. Nestlé will improve livin...

Nestle to improve welfare of millions of chickens in Europe

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28 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Products

A Suffolk-based technology start-up is to meet growing international demand for its highly sensitive and specific blood test for bovine TB by establis...

UK-based biotech start-up brings livestock blood test to Canada

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28 June 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Produce

The government’s aim of achieving world-class animal welfare will evaporate unless it can prevent low-welfare imports from entering the UK, according ...

UK's animal welfare standards will 'evaporate' if low-standard imports flood market

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26 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Products

A new project is to investigate early disease diagnosis in dairy calves using artificial intelligence methods. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is ...

Project to use AI to detect early-stages of major cattle disease

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26 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Scotland's biggest pig processor is set to close today due to the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage hitting Europe caused by a major leak at an ammonia pl...

Scotland's biggest pig processor set to close today due to CO2 shortage

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26 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Farmers have been given guidance by the National Sheep Association in light of the government granting licences to control raven numbers in five count...

Farmers given guidance by National Sheep Association regarding raven cull

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25 June 2018 | Animal Health,News

A private veterinary group is coordinating an investigation into the cause of a rare and relatively new dog disease following further confirmed cases....

Vets and government to investigate cause of 'extremely rare' dog disease

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25 June 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News

Vets have criticised Michael Gove for making an assertion that EU-qualified vets working in public-health critical roles in the UK are not as qualifie...

British vets call on Gove to correct 'false assertion' regarding EU vets' ability

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22 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News,Pigs,Poultry

Brexit will threaten new EU regulations on prohibiting the use of antibiotics in farming "at the altar of trade", according to an MEP. The new rule...

Brexit threatens ‘bold but essential’ EU rules on reducing farm antibiotics, warns MEP

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22 June 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News

A man whose livestock experienced severe neglect which led investigators to call it one of the most horrific scenes they have ever come across has bee...

Man jailed after presiding over 'total animal welfare disaster' at Bristol 'hell farm'

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21 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Eggs contaminated with salmonella have been recalled by the authorities in a number of German states. According to information on a German Governme...

Eggs contaminated with salmonella recalled in 11 German states

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21 June 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world’s most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. Tests with the virus ...

Scientists change genetic code of pigs to make them resist disease

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21 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,News

Farmers will be able to tackle the highly contagious disease Bovine Vial Diarrhoea (BVD) more effectively thanks to a new £5.7m funding package. De...

New £5.7m funding for farmers to tackle highly contagious cattle disease

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20 June 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A Yorkshire farmer has experienced his "worst night in twenty years of farming" following the death of 54 cows due to a suspected water contamination ...

Farmer experiences 'worst night in 20 years of farming' following death of 54 cows

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20 June 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep

The veterinary industry has criticised the government for not keeping data on how much non-stunned UK meat is exported. The British Veterinary Asso...

Vets raise concerns over lack of data on non-stun UK meat exports

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