Animal health news around the UK

29 May 2020



US farmers use 'five times' as many antibiotics than UK

28 May 2020

US cattle receive 8 to 9 times more antibiotics

Coronavirus: RSPCA Assured to return to on-farm assessments

27 May 2020

Government's Covid-19 restrictions set to ease

Quarterly testing helps Welsh dairy farmer control Johne's

27 May 2020

Regular tests keeps disease under control

Atlas of cattle genes sheds light on key traits

27 May 2020

Scientists create detailed library of cattle genes

New British-made ASF vaccine protects '100% of pigs'

26 May 2020

Step closer in race to combat African swine fever

MPs call for Ag Bill to boost precision breeding post-Brexit

24 May 2020

Group urges government to back amendments

Scotland’s bid to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea takes step forward

17 May 2020

Persistently infected animals must be housed separately

Virtual supply chain aims to boost meat quality and supply

15 May 2020

New livestock app interprets animal data

NFU Derbyshire badger cull judicial review rejected

14 May 2020

High Court backs government's decision

Farmers told to be vigilant for fluke despite Covid-19

13 May 2020

Liver fluke is carrying on 'as normal'

New survey aims to improve flock health in European sheep

13 May 2020

Farmers urged to share challenges and needs

Coronavirus: Vets welcome 'pragmatic' amendments to bTB testing

6 May 2020

It will help vets 'maintain food supply chain'

Defra announces temporary exclusion of TB testing in calves

5 May 2020

Farm vets welcome temporary exclusion

Culling and carcass removal key to containing ASF, study shows

4 May 2020

Two effective tactics highlighted by researchers

Promising initial results from Welsh Hill Ram Scheme

1 May 2020

Scheme's results are 'very exciting'

Data-driven approach keeps Welsh sheep farmer profitable

30 April 2020

Farmer sees benefits of data-driven approach

Cryptosporidiosis in calves results in 'longer term production losses'

29 April 2020

The disease is a big concern for beef farmers

Reemergence of bluetongue 'likely caused by human activities'

29 April 2020

May have been stored in frozen bull samples

RSPCA Assured rolls out virtual farm assessments

27 April 2020

Assurance scheme unveils live streaming

Red Tractor assessors to have 'virtual eyes' on the farm

17 April 2020

Food assurance scheme rolls out remote regime

New chicken study probes resistance to Campylobacter

16 April 2020

Scientists said findings were 'unexpected'

Coronavirus: Farmers slam 'sky lanterns for NHS' initiative

15 April 2020

Huge concerns raised over sky lantern risks

Pigs and chickens 'not susceptible' to Covid-19

14 April 2020

Study says they don't pose a risk to humans

'Fitbits for cows' to help detect disease in livestock

10 April 2020

Wearable health sensors will help detect disease

Sheep groups to offer farmers 'iceberg disease' advice via webinars

3 April 2020

Coronavirus forced cancellation of events

TB testing in NI to stop unless under 'exceptional circumstances'

2 April 2020

NI sets out TB plan in response to Covid-19

Matchmaking service to help link UK shearers with farmers

1 April 2020

It will fill potential shortage of shearers

Poland confirms new case of African swine fever

27 March 2020

The farm lies 65km from the German border

Research started toward novel vaccine for louping ill control

26 March 2020

Louping ill is an often fatal tick-borne virus

Veterinary practices to remain open to 'maintain food supply chain'

25 March 2020

Vets will also be open for emergency care