Animal Health news around the UK

23 May 2019

New Estimated Breeding Values help improve ram investments

22 May 2019

EBVs help farmers choose rams with right genetic merit

Farmers asked to share experiences of milk fever in survey

22 May 2019

The disease can result in significant losses

NI farmers welcome new AMR strategy

21 May 2019

The industry 'cannot become complacent'

UK genetics company Genus to develop virus-resistant pigs

20 May 2019

It will help develop PRRS-resistant pigs for China

Farmers urged to follow guidance to prevent Bluetongue in UK

15 May 2019

The midge-borne disease is circulating around Europe

New vaccine can immunise wild boar against ASF

14 May 2019

African swine fever is currently ravaging parts of Europe and Asia

Empower farmers more in fight against AMR, vets say

13 May 2019

Vets says farmers must be 'empowered and supported' more

35 poultry farms in Belgium affected by bird flu

10 May 2019

The virus is 'harmless' to human health

#MuckFreeTrucks aims to keep livestock lorries free of diseases

10 May 2019

Keeping lorries clean helps battle livestock diseases

Farmers turn to faecal egg counts amid rising wormer inefficacy

9 May 2019

The technology is helping farmers deliver accurate advice

Tesco urged to drop use of sow stalls in its Thai operations

9 May 2019

Sow stalls were banned in the UK in 1999

Amazon agrees to change ad after pig industry pressure

7 May 2019

The ad features a boy feeding kitchen waste to a pig

YFCs win £500 after producing BVD-eradication videos

3 May 2019

Three Welsh YFC clubs have been awarded cash prizes of £500

Erratic temperatures creating 'different' nematodirus challenge

2 May 2019

UK areas now at ‘high’ or ‘very high’ risk levels for lambs

Brushing contributes to positive welfare in dairy cows

2 May 2019

Giving animals choices is likely to enhance welfare

Defra decides to delay carcase splitting regulation change

1 May 2019

Planned changes to carcase splitting rules will now be be abandoned

Cattle health schemes see 30% increase in membership

1 May 2019

Farmers are seeing productivity benefits to controlling disease

Bovine TB compensation paid to farmers 'unsustainable', Minister says

1 May 2019

NFU Cymru blames Welsh govt for increase in TB compensation

Follow shearing guidelines to uphold industry's reputation, farmers told

29 April 2019

Animal rights campaigners will 'take any opportunity to attack the industry'

Rural groups unite to resolve shock Natural England decision

26 April 2019

Natural England has temporarily revoked licences for controlling wild birds

Frozen semen trial could 'fast-track' improvement in flock genetics

24 April 2019

The method could allow sheep farmers to improve flock genetics

Dangers of feeding waste to pigs highlighted on Jeremy Vine Show

24 April 2019

Feeding waste to pigs is both ‘illegal and highly irresponsible’

New guide helps farmers cope when water supplies are cut

18 April 2019

Livestock businesses are acutely dependent on a reliable supply of water

Amazon advert showing pig eating kitchen scraps raises eyebrows

18 April 2019

Swill feeding has been illegal in UK since 2001 and EU since 2002

Creators of highly sensitive bovine TB test win major dairy award

18 April 2019

The test is able to detect mycobacteria within just six hours

Overwhelming majority of vets want to progress livestock sustainability

16 April 2019

89% of vets said they want to be more involved in livestock sustainability

One of world's biggest pig industry events cancelled due to ASF concerns

15 April 2019

World Pork Expo 2019 has been cancelled out of an 'abundance of caution'

EU approves UK’s third country status in event of no-deal Brexit

11 April 2019

This decision by the EU applies only to a no-deal Brexit on April 12 2019

Risk of diseases transmitted by dogs to livestock highlighted

10 April 2019

There are ways farmers can reduce dog-to-livestock diseases

NI to prosecute Bovine Viral Diarrhoea testing offenders

9 April 2019

A small number of farmers continue to keep untested animals