Animal health news around the UK

18 September 2021

UK vets welcome new vaccine against Mycoplasma bovis

16 September 2021

95% of surveyed vet firms recommend its use

Hen bone fractures caused by large eggs, study says

16 September 2021

Researchers say it is a huge welfare issue

Blood test results show urgent need for pre-tupping vaccination

15 September 2021

Ewes are testing positive for a certain parasite

IVF breakthrough may reduce pregnancy issues in cows

9 September 2021

Set to boost cow milk & meat production

Final push to respond to NI's new bovine TB strategy

9 September 2021

Once-in-a-generation consultation soon closes

Geronimo the alpaca: Fresh row erupts over post-mortem results

8 September 2021

Geronimo's owner claims it did not have bTB

Bill seeks to ban enriched cages for egg-laying hens

8 September 2021

The Bill is informally known as 'Beatrice's Bill'

UK declared free from bird flu but vigilance urged

8 September 2021

Dozens of cases were recorded last winter

Badger cull expanded to seven new areas of England

8 September 2021

Badger control operations to begin in autumn

More than 100 people now qualified as cattle TB testers

2 September 2021

ATT role supports vets in carrying out TB tests

Ban on movement of untested BVD animals now in place in NI

1 September 2021

The ban has come into effect from 1 September

Bovine TB: Government vets euthanise Geronimo the alpaca

31 August 2021

It follows a four-year battle to save the animal

Survey looks at treating pain in lame dairy cows

27 August 2021

Farmers have a few days left to respond

All English farmers now eligible for free TB advice

26 August 2021

It follows the awarding of a new contract

AHDB’s popular Pig Health Scheme to return this autumn

26 August 2021

Free scheme comes back after pandemic hiatus

NI farmers must debate bTB plans, says union

24 August 2021

Farmers have opportunity to influence strategy

RSPCA Assured unveils shortlist in first ever pig and poultry awards

23 August 2021

Awards designed to recognise & reward farmers

Importance of body condition scoring in suckler cows

22 August 2021

'Much scope to better manage body condition'

Farmers dealt 'major blow' after government bans live exports

20 August 2021

Such a ban is 'illogical', NFU Cymru warns

Geronimo to be euthanised after last-ditch attempt to save animal

19 August 2021

High Court judge refuses owner's bid to save him

Live animal exports for slaughter to be banned

18 August 2021

Internal transport in UK will also be improved

France and Germany to ban male chick culling from 2022

13 August 2021

Hatcheries will have to install special equipment

Outrage as Geronimo set to be euthanised due to bTB

13 August 2021

Campaigners call for alpaca to be saved

Dominican Republic to cull 'thousands' of pigs after ASF cases

4 August 2021

African swine fever detected in 11 provinces

New programme to detect pathogens 'from farm-to-fork'

1 August 2021

UK programme to improve detection & tracking

NI set to end some bTB Covid mitigating measures

28 July 2021

Measures were introduced in spring 2020

New code of practice to ensure safe and effective sheep dipping

28 July 2021

Updated code offers farmers latest advice

NI to ban moves of BVD untested animals to slaughter

27 July 2021

New rules to be in force from 1 September

New Johne's Progress Tracker helps farmers with disease control

27 July 2021

The tool works on an individual farm basis

New Red Tractor standards agreed after major consultation

20 July 2021

Scheme's new proposals seek to streamline standards