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20 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce

The chances of catching low pathogenic avian influenza from eating contaminated raw egg is negligible, according to a European Union report. The Eu...

'Negligible risk' in contracting bird flu from eating contaminated raw eggs

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20 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Chief Veterinary Officer of the UK has warned hauliers of the risks of bringing African swine fever into the UK. Christine Middlemiss has writt...

Chief Vet warns hauliers of risk of bringing swine fever into UK

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

The number of vaccines used on dairy and beef cattle is on the rise while overall antibiotic use has declined, according to a new report. The total...

Use of vaccines in cattle increases as antibiotics use declines

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19 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Pigs,Poultry,Sheep

A review of progress has been released which shows the farming industry's ambitions in reducing, refining and replacing antibiotic use on farm. Twe...

New report shows progress on reducing livestock antibiotic use

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A new partnership between Tesco and the WWF has been announced which aims to make food more sustainable. New joint research between the retail gian...

Tesco and WWF joins forces to make food more sustainable

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15 November 2018 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News,Pigs

Animal welfare on EU farms remains inadequate as a new report finds Member States routinely tail dock pigs and ignore rules on long-distance livestock...

Member States frequently flout EU animal welfare laws, auditors warn

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15 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

A farmer has been convicted for three Bovine Viral Diarrhoea-related offences in what has become the first conviction of its type in Northern Ireland....

Farmer convicted for BVD-related offences in Northern Ireland first

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14 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Organic,Renewables and Environment

The Soil Association has revised its organic standards to make them "strengthened" and "more straightforward" for farmers. It follows a major revie...

Soil Association revises its organic standards following consultation

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13 November 2018 | Animal Health,News

Removing expired and inappropriate veterinary medicines from farms is a priority for vets and farmers, according to new research. Researchers are c...

Farmers and vets urged to remove expired livestock medicines

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13 November 2018 | Animal Health,Dairy,News

Cow comfort is top priority at Carpenters Farm near Chippenham in Wiltshire, which has been recruited as AHDB’s latest strategic dairy farm. The ap...

Cow comfort top priority for latest strategic dairy farm

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13 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers must take greater responsibility for on-farm controls, biosecurity and safe trading practices to stop bovine TB from spreading, according to m...

Farmers must take 'greater responsibility' when tackling bTB, review says

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12 November 2018 | Animal Health,Education,News,Poultry

The first centre of its kind has been opened in the United Kingdom, combining commercial egg production with research and education. The Northern P...

New egg centre opens combining production and research

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12 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

A group of vets has accused Defra of telling "barefaced lies" about the progress of the badger cull in England. Prion Interest Group has written to...

Defra telling 'barefaced lies' about badger cull effectiveness

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12 November 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News,Sheep

Farmers and animal health experts have called on the Welsh Government to fund a new programme which aims to stop sheep scab, a disease which has serio...

Farmers call on Welsh Government to fund sheep scab programme

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10 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

The livestock sector has warned farmers to think carefully when importing animals from countries with known Bluetongue virus areas. Ten organisatio...

Farmers warned when importing animals from Bluetongue areas

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6 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Defra has announced it will extend the use of Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) as part of a veterinary-led team to perform tuberculin skin testing o...

New pilot announced to explore extended use of lay TB testers

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5 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Belgian authorities are planning a cull of wild boar to prevent further spread of African swine fever (ASF). A total of 114 dead wild boars hav...

Belgian authorities planning wild boar cull

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News,Sheep

Farmers must "think hard" when importing sheep from countries that carry a risk of disease following the discovery of bluetongue in four sheep importe...

Farmers told to be wary when importing livestock from 'at risk' countries

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Animal welfare is not compromised on farms which house more than 5,000 animals, according to a new study. The latest research – which has recently ...

Study suggests animal welfare is not compromised on large farms

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1 November 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The carcasses of four cows will be tested after they were destroyed earlier this week following the discovery of BSE on an Aberdeenshire farm. MSPs...

Cattle belonging to farm with BSE case destroyed for tests

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31 October 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Beef farmers with an interest in cattle nutrition and performance have been urged to get involved in helping to shape a new project. The Feed into ...

Beef farmers with interest in nutrition wanted for new project

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31 October 2018 | Animal Health,Dairy,News

A project to improve the sustainability of the Welsh dairy industry has been launched and farmers are being encouraged to apply for support. The ne...

'HerdAdvance' to improve sustainability of Welsh dairy herd

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30 October 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

Three men from Lincolnshire have been charged after undercover footage showed them kicking pigs in the face and head, often violently and repeatedly, ...

Three men charged over pig abuse footage

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26 October 2018 | Animal Health,Finance,News,Sheep

Coordinated action by the sheep sector has achieved a major breakthrough in the fight against "indefensible" sheep dip disposal fees. Work by the s...

Farmers achieve breakthrough in fight against 'indefensible' sheep dip fees

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26 October 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News

MEPs have backed plans to halt the spread of antibiotic resistance from livestock to humans in new legislation to come into force in 2022. The plan...

EU paves way for landmark legislation seeking to slash farm antibiotic use

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