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29 March 2016 | Animal Health | 6402 views

Animal Health and Welfare in the Livestock Industry: Strategy 2016 to 2021


29 March 2016 | Animal Health | 6402 views

Animal Health and Welfare in the Livestock Industry: Strategy 2016 to 2021

In an increasingly competitive market we need to use what has been achieved so far as a springboard to enhance the country's reputation for quality produce and proficient husbandry. Delivering ...

18 March 2016 | Animal Health | 7736 views

National Statistics on the incidence and prevalence of TB in cattle in Great Britain

National Statistics on the incidence and prevalence of TB in cattle in Great Britain...

2 February 2016 | Animal Health | 6727 views

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare 2015 Report

Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report (BBFAW, published 27 January) show that slaughter without pre-stunning is the only welfare measure showing a decline in the percentage of food companie...

15 January 2016 | Animal Health | 4877 views

Guidelines for Union co-funded programmes of eradication, control & surveillance of animal diseases

Guidelines for the Union co-funded programmes of eradication, control andbsurveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses for the years 2015 - 2017...

18 August 2014 | Animal Health | 1762 views

Livestock Keeper Satisfaction and Communication Survey Results

AHVLA has received largely positive feedback from livestock keepers about their experience of interacting with AHVLA staff and services.Four hundred livestock keepers provided feedback for a  sat...

16 July 2014 | Animal Health | 2237 views

AS Communications Summer 2014 Newsletter

AS Communications Summer 2014 Newsletter...

10 April 2014 | Animal Health | 2942 views

Questions and answers on Bovine TB

Bovine TB - EIRs questions and answers on Bovine TB and the pilot culls....

9 April 2014 | Animal Health | 3098 views

Animal health and welfare and food safety report published

The UK Government has published the first set of reports under the European Union Balance of Competences Review. These reports aim to deepen public understanding of the UK’s relationship with th...

8 April 2014 | Animal Health | 2492 views

Schmallenberg virus, updated testing results for Scotland

Surveillance statistics published by AHVLA give an indication of the geographical spread of the disease and help farmers make informed business decisions. Statistics for Scotland are published on a mo...

7 April 2014 | Animal Health | 2966 views

The ‘edge area’ strategy, rollout of new TB control measures

An information note for cattle industry representatives and cattle keepers on the new TB ‘edge’ area strategy. This note provides more detail on the timing of the introduction of the new T...

7 April 2014 | Animal Health | 1986 views

Animal Health and Welfare framework

The National Animal Health and Welfare Framework has been an important planning and prioritisation tool since its introduction following the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak of 2001. It was created in ...

4 April 2014 | Animal Health | 1647 views

Strategy for achieving bovine free status

This document sets out our strategy for tackling bovine tuberculosis (TB) - an infectious disease of cattle - in England. The aim of the strategy is to achieve Officially Bovine Tuberculosis Free (OTF...

4 April 2014 | Animal Health | 2437 views

Farm animal welfare codes reform

This consultation focuses on the principle of moving from statutory farm animal welfare codes to guidance that is drafted collaboratively but led by the relevant livestock industry. The objective of t...

15 August 2013 | Animal Health | 2214 views

FSAS and HPS Joint Annual Report on Infectious Intestinal Disease 2012

The Food Standards Agency in Scotland (FSAS) has for the first time published a report jointly with Health Protection Scotland (HPS). The report is entitled 'Infectious Intestinal Disease Associat...

5 June 2013 | Animal Health | 2730 views

Blowfly report

A new survey amongst the UK and Ireland’s sheep producing community has highlighted the blowfly strike season could be getting longer.   This, on top of the high liver fluke challen...

27 May 2013 | Animal Health | 2158 views

Processing of meats and cardiovascular risk: time to focus on preservatives

Dietary guidelines emphasize selecting lean (low-fat) meats to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol, but growing evidence suggests that health effects may relate to other ingredients, such as sodium, ...

25 April 2013 | Animal Health | 1743 views

Schmallenberg virus – updated testing results

This table includes additional serology results provided by laboratories at Liverpool University and Scotland’s Rural College. Although results from Scotland are listed by county, all cases outs...

21 March 2013 | Animal Health | 1990 views

The risk of Lyme disease to countryside users

With more people working or recreating in the countryside, there is a need for land-based organisations to manage potential risks. We explore the role of risk communication as a tool for preventing st...

27 February 2013 | Animal Health | 3531 views

What is Schmallenberg?

AHVLA, in conjunction with Defra, NSA, BVA, CHAWG, NBA, NFU and SHAWG, has producted a document updating farmers on what we know about Schmallenberg....

9 August 2012 | Animal Health | 2726 views

Managing Varroa

Since its discovery in England in 1992 the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, has spread to infest colonies of honey bees throughout the UK. Its management has now become a routine part of b...