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15 November 2017 | Animal Health,Education,News,Poultry,Shows and Events

Welfare expert Jessica Martin has been named Young Poultry Person of the Year at the Egg and Poultry Industry Conference. Jessica received the awar...

Welfare expert Jessica Martin named Young Poultry Person of Year

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14 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News

A new bovine TB test which detects disease bacteria in blood or milk after six hours hopes to bring fresh optimism for the British dairy industry. ...

New bovine TB test detects disease in just six hours

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14 November 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

Plans to reintroduce the Eurasian lynx in Scotland will move a step closer in the next few weeks when campaigners hold a public meeting. Lynx UK Tr...

Plans surface to reintroduce Eurasian lynx to Scottish Highlands

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13 November 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

A lynx which escaped a Welsh zoo and reportedly killed seven sheep has been shot dead by a marksman after getting the go-ahead by a local council. ...

Escaped lynx which reportedly killed seven sheep is shot dead

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13 November 2017 | Animal Health,Bees and Beekeeping,Forestry,Government,Grassland,News

Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would hold the government to account for upholding environmental standards after Brexit has been anno...

New environmental protections announced to deliver 'Green Brexit'

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CCTV recording will become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year as the government announces its plans to improve animal welfare in th...

CCTV to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year

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11 November 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry,Produce

British poultry industry leaders have said they are very concerned about a United States suggestion that the United Kingdom will have to accept chlori...

British poultry industry 'very concerned' over US chlorinated chicken talks

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10 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Husbandry,News

A Northern Irish farmer has been fined £1,500 after he pleaded guilty to two charges of failure to present all animals for bovine TB testing. Rober...

Farmer fined £1,500 for failure to present cattle for bovine TB tests

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10 November 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

Fresh concerns have been raised over plans to release the Eurasian lynx in the Northumberland countryside after seven sheep were thought to have been ...

Concerns raised over plans to reintroduce lynx following Wales sheep massacre

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9 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Any further 'unsubstantiated' restrictions in antibiotic use beyond those agreed under new antibiotic targets announced recently could make the proble...

Pig industry warns against further 'unsubstantiated' antibiotic reductions

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9 November 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

A union has warned farmers to ensure that wood chip bedding for livestock has not been sourced from treated wood, which can contain harmful and potent...

Farmers warned about use of 'harmful' treated wood chip for livestock bedding

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The UK government has overturned its previous convictions on neonicotinoids and now say an outright ban is needed due to their supposed harm to pollin...

UK government now supports outright ban on neonicotinoids, Gove states

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8 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Government,News

A cow which was "stolen" and destroyed by government officials due to a suspected case of bovine TB did not have the disease, the farmer has said. ...

Cow 'stolen' and destroyed by government did not have bovine TB, farmer says

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8 November 2017 | Animal Health,Husbandry,News

The World Health Organisation has urged farmers to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because of the seri...

Antibiotic use in healthy farm animals needs to stop, says WHO

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7 November 2017 | Animal Health,Government,Husbandry,News

Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise the current high levels of animal health and welfare enjoyed across the UK, according to a plea issued by the v...

Veterinary industry issues 'Brexit negotiation plea'

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A senior business representative to President Donald Trump has warned that the British public may have to accept chlorinated chicken as part of any tr...

Senior Trump adviser tells UK to accept chlorinated chicken as part of trade deal

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3 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association has responded to a "misleading" article from The Guardian on the topic of antibiotic use in the pig industry. The Guar...

Pig group responds to 'misleading' Guardian article on antibiotics

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3 November 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

Nestlé has made a global commitment to source only cage-free eggs for all its food products by 2025. This includes all shell eggs and egg products ...

Nestle makes global commitment to source cage-free eggs by 2025

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2 November 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News,Shows and Events

The dairy industry has called for greater transparency in the results of animal welfare schemes across the sector. At the World Dairy Summit in Bel...

Dairy industry calls for greater transparency in animal welfare schemes

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1 November 2017 | Animal Health,Government,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said there are "no health reasons" why British consumers could not eat chlorinated poultry. Speaking at the Commons In...

Liam Fox has 'no objection' with Brits consuming chlorinated chicken

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1 November 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life

As Bonfire Night approaches, farmers have urged councils across England and Wales to introduce a total ban on sky lanterns to avoid fires, harm to ani...

Councils across UK urged to introduce ban on sky lanterns

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31 October 2017 | Animal Health,News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

The UK's chief vet Nigel Gibbens has described the commitment by leading retailers to go cage-free by 2025 as a "regrettable move." During a speech...

Video: Cage-free pledge by 2025 is a 'regrettable move', chief vet says

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31 October 2017 | Animal Health,News,Pigs

Pig farmers concerned with reducing antibiotic use could learn from practises used in the poultry industry to promote herd health, according to an ani...

Pig industry urged to learn from poultry farmers in bid to cut antibiotic use

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30 October 2017 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life

A warning has been issued about the dangers sky lanterns pose to animals as Britain prepares to mark Halloween. Sky, or ‘Chinese’, lanterns, can b...

Keep 'fatal' sky lanterns 'grounded' this Halloween, warns RSPCA

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30 October 2017 | Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,Husbandry,News

An East Sussex tenant farmer has calculated the significant financial costs associated when bovine TB strikes cattle. Mark Peters, a tenant farmer ...

Bovine TB outbreak costs East Sussex farmer over £100,000

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