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25 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Farmers have been reminded of the importance of biosecurity following the confirmation of four cases of Swine Dyesentery on UK pig farms. New cases...

Four cases of Swine Dyesentery confirmed on UK pig farms

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22 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

New guidance on sheep shearing has been launched to give tips to farmers and contractors on how to handle sheep appropriately during shearing. Indu...

New shearing guidance gives tips to promote best practice

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20 March 2019 | Animal Health,Government,News

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has set out detail on the preparations underway to ensure a continued supply of veterinary medicines in a n...

Preparations underway to ensure supply of livestock medicine in 'no deal' Brexit

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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Products

New technology that can detect the emotional state of pigs could lead to a tool that can monitor animals’ faces and alert farmers to any health and we...

3D tech which detects emotional state of pigs could benefit farmers

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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Ram sperm frozen for 50 years has been used to impregnate 34 ewes in a trial undertaken by Australian researchers. Semen stored since 1968 in a lab...

Ram sperm frozen for 50 years used to impregnate 34 ewes

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19 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Nearly £6 million in funding has been allocated to the farming industry as part of a campaign to tackle a highly contagious cattle disease. The £5....

£6m allocated to vets to contain highly contagious cattle disease

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14 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

Buying and selling cattle can link individual farms to thousands of other farms with each purchase and help identity potential routes for infections. ...

'Contact chains' between farms could help improve disease control

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13 March 2019 | Animal Health,Government,News

The import of animal medicines will be prioritised in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit, the government has confirmed. The government has secured add...

Supply of livestock medicine will be prioritised in event of 'no deal'

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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

A Herefordshire man has been found guilty of failing to provide suitable care and treatment for five sheep with fly strike. Leon Anthony Davies, 53...

Man found guilty of failing to treat sheep with fly strike

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12 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

Large farms and high stocking densities bring increased risk of salmonella spread in layer flocks, according to a scientific report for the EU. The...

Large farms and high stocking densities 'bring increased risk of salmonella'

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7 March 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Feed and Forage,News

Reports of cows dying from straw impaction highlights the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows. Beef farmers are being...

Beef farmers advised about the risks of straw impaction

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6 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The expression of interest window to take part in the Hill Ram Scheme is now open for Welsh hill farmers. Farmers who are interested have until 31 ...

Welsh hill farmers urged to take part in Hill Ram Scheme

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6 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

Defra’s announcement that a fixed cut-off date for carcase splitting will no longer be implemented in time for the 2019 season has been criticised as ...

Likely U-turn on promised changes to carcass splitting rules

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5 March 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Poultry,Supermarkets

Waitrose is the latest UK retailer to commit to a significant improvement in broiler chicken welfare across its entire supply. The supermarket join...

Waitrose commits to improving broiler welfare

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5 March 2019 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The sudden increase in temperatures in February has put earlier-born lambs at risk from a potentially deadly disease affecting the sheep sector. A ...

Spike in temperature puts lambs at risk of deadly disease

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1 March 2019 | Animal Health,Feed and Forage,News

The national flower of Wales has found a new role this St David’s Day – helping scientists to better understand the value of plant extracts as an alte...

Daffodils used as alternative to antibiotics in animal feed

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28 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Produce

A new study of global farm assurance schemes has found Red Tractor to have world-leading standards. The international benchmarking study looked at ...

Study finds Red Tractor to have world-leading standards

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28 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

Firefighters were called to help out a 400-cow dairy farm in Staffordshire after its vital water supply failed. The farm on Three Mile Lane, Newcas...

Firefighters called to 400-cow dairy farm after water supply fails

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27 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life

An inquiry has been launched into fireworks law, including the case for a ban on public sale and use, following concerns that they are a fire hazard a...

Inquiry looks at firework ban amid concerns over animal welfare

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The Scottish pig industry are working together to fight a debilitating and costly disease first seen in herds in 1992, becoming the single most import...

Scottish pig industry unites to eradicate endemic disease

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

Livestock scientists have been awarded over £330,000 for a project which will use supercomputers to predict bovine TB in dairy cows. It is used reg...

Researchers to use supercomputers to predict bovine TB status in cows

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News

Antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans are becoming less effective. The findings are in a new rep...

Antimicrobials used to treat animal to human diseases are now 'less effective'

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Organic,Produce

Halal and kosher meat cannot be labelled 'organic' as the practices do not place high emphasis on the animals' welfare, the EU's top court has ruled. ...

Halal meat can't be labelled organic, EU's top court rules

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22 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Poultry

A Dutch egg farmers' leader has warned British producers about the potential dangers of switching to cage-free production. All major retailers in t...

Dutch farmers' leader warns UK of cage-free egg production

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21 February 2019 | Animal Health,Appointments,News,Sheep

An active sheep farmer is wanted to become Chair Elect of the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) to drive sustainable strategies for pa...

Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep seeks Chair Elect

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