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13 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry

The UK now meets international requirements to declare freedom from avian influenza, as the chief vet urges continued vigilance. The Government's C...

UK declares itself free from bird flu but Chief Vet urges vigilance

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13 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

A national vaccination awareness campaign has been launched to encourage farmers to consider vaccinating calves against calf pneumonia. The campai...

Vaccination awareness campaign launched as survey finds calf pneumonia remains prevalent

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12 September 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Sheep,Shows and Events

North Ronaldsey and Dartmoor sheep grazing in Northumberland is the image that has taken joint top spot in the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) ...

Sheep grazing under the Milky Way in Northumberland wins photo competition

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11 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News

A government-backed badger vaccination scheme has been relaunched today to help stop the spread of bovine TB (bTB) in England. The relaunched Badge...

Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme relaunched to combat 'devastating impact' of bovine TB

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10 September 2017 | Animal Health,Meat Processing,News

The number of animals killed without pre-stunning has risen sharply, according to analysis by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) of the latest s...

'Grave concern' over rise in livestock killed without stunning, say vets

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8 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Scottish farmers who fail to meet the statutory testing obligations allowing disease to spread undetected within livestock herds face losing compensat...

Scottish farmers who break TB rules face compensation cuts

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7 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,Husbandry,News,Shows and Events

The largest dairy show in the UK is gearing up to showcase the best of the best to producers across the country, from top genetics to cutting-edge inn...

Showcasing the future of UK dairy at the Dairy Show

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7 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

The first herd screening project in Wales has been launched as part of the Welsh government’s multi-million pound bid to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrh...

Herd screening project launched in Wales to tackle 'widespread' BVD problem

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6 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Marks and Spencer has become the first major retailer to source its fresh milk from RSPCA Assured dairy farms. All M&S fresh milk packaging will no...

M&S becomes first major retailer to source all fresh milk from RSPCA Assured farms

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2 September 2017 | Animal Health,Crops and Cereals,Husbandry,News,Produce

Unifying the approaches to plant and animal breeding through the use of genomic selection is crucial to achieving global food security, according to a...

Leading scientists call for unified approach to plant and animal breeding

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1 September 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

Egg producers are now being warned to be ready to protect themselves from the threat of avian influenza all year round, following confirmation of AI i...

Egg producers urged to be ready to protect from 'year round' bird flu threat

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1 September 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

As the sheep farming sector enters peak fluke season, Norbrook, a leading global provider of veterinary pharmaceuticals, has shared expert advice on i...

Norbrook outlines how to fight sheep parasites during peak fluke season

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1 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Badger culling will take place in parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset for a further five years, the government has announced. Badger culling in s...

Gloucestershire and Somerset 'supplementary' badger cull licences resume

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1 September 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,News

Labour MP Angela Rayner has ignited a Twitter debate by using a Wind in the Willows meme to showcase her opposition to the badger cull. Ms Rayner, ...

Labour MP sparks badger culling controversy with Wind in the Willows meme

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30 August 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

Industry proposals to help the UK’s life sciences sector become an international benchmark for success are being unveiled today (30 August). Sir Jo...

Industry-led proposals to build UK’s status as world leader in life sciences

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29 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Sheep

The veterinary industry has expressed concern following an announcement regarding the reclassification of Startect Dual Active Oral Solution, an anthe...

Vets raise concern over sheep anthelmintic reclassification

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29 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

An antibiotic pressure group has raised serious concerns over plans to build one of the UK’s biggest pig farms in Limavady in Northern Ireland. Aro...

Antibiotic group raises concerns over 'mega pig farm' in Northern Ireland

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25 August 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

The Food Standards Agency has updated its withdrawal list with 6 additional products which have been distributed to catering outlets. The United Ki...

Food Standards Agency updates Fipronil egg withdrawal list with six new items

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McDonald’s has unveiled an updated vision for reducing the routine use of antibiotics in its supply chain. The vision sets the framework for the ad...

McDonald's vows to serve more antibiotic-free meat

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23 August 2017 | Animal Health,Meat Processing,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association (NPA) has welcomed figures showing a decline in human Hepatitis E cases in England and Wales. Figures published by Pub...

Pig industry welcomes fall in Hepatitis E cases as imported pork linked to UK cases

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22 August 2017 | Animal Health,Finance,News,Rural Life

A Derbyshire vet will walk 330 miles along the Pennine Way to raise money for two farming charities: R.A.B.I and Vetlife. Michael Colgan, a directo...

Derbyshire vet to walk 330 miles to raise money for farming charities

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21 August 2017 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Sheep

UPDATE: The man in the video has since apologised, and none of the sheep were injured. The RSPCA has issued an appeal for information after footage...

RSPCA appeals for information after video shows man throwing sheep

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21 August 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Red Tractor has added 'eMB Pigs' into their pig standards for 2017, making it compulsory for producers to submit their quarterly total antibiotic usag...

Red Tractor standards change for pig producers

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18 August 2017 | Animal Health,Dairy,News,NFU

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) dairy team has created a ‘Proud of Dairy’ campaign to promote the health benefits of dairy and the high-standards of...

Farmers to promote dairy benefits amid vegan week of anti-dairy activism

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18 August 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

Calves should be routinely provided with appropriate analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to effectively manage pain during necessary procedures, the...

Farmers urged to prescribe analgesia alongside local anaesthesia to manage pain in calves

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