Animal health news around the UK

25 September 2020

NFU slams 'inaccurate' Times piece on badger cull

24 September 2020

Union writes letter to Times criticising article

Scottish farmers asked to take part in antibiotic survey

22 September 2020

Sheep farmers views are sought for survey

Scientists develop new highly sensitive sheep scab test

22 September 2020

UK researchers make technical breakthrough

Mycoplasma bovis vaccine proves successful after farm trial

21 September 2020

Vaccinating calves slashed antibiotic use

Slower growing chickens have higher welfare, farm trial finds

17 September 2020

Study shows welfare differences between broiler types

Germany records five more cases of African swine fever

16 September 2020

All cases found in wild boars close to Poland

Scientists create gene-edited livestock 'surrogate sires'

15 September 2020

Gene-editing tech develops male surrogates

German ASF case 'may have knock-on effect in UK'

11 September 2020

New outbreak could impact wider market

First ever case of African swine fever hits Germany

10 September 2020

Virus found 6km away from Polish border

Farmers advised to consider early liver fluke treatment

9 September 2020

Moderate risk across most of UK

Sexed semen sales surpass conventional for first time

9 September 2020

Sexed semen has become popular in recent years

£5m precision tech project to focus on sheep welfare

8 September 2020

Project will involve 9 countries including UK

Government confirms badger cull licences for 44 areas

7 September 2020

Natural England unveils 11 new areas

Webinar: Salmonella protection from pullet to plate

7 September 2020

Event will offer presentations by renowned leaders

Detect coccidiosis before it causes scour in autumn calves, vet warns

3 September 2020

Farmers reminded about risk of coccidiosis

Farmers hold 'constructive talks' with Defra on farrowing crates

3 September 2020

Defra wishes to phase out the system

Voluntary abattoir CCTV scheme a 'failure', Welsh Tories say

2 September 2020

Party is now calling for mandatory CCTV

Bovine TB breakdown 'costs on average £6,600'

1 September 2020

Defra calculates financial impact of bTB

Government awards £500,000 to improve bTB diagnostics

1 September 2020

Five research projects will gain from the fund

Importance of rodent control in free range egg systems

28 August 2020

Pest control expert says 1980s cannot repeat again

Just days left for pig keepers to complete ASF survey

28 August 2020

Small-scale keepers urged to complete survey

New breeding evaluations boost genetics merit of hill sheep

27 August 2020

Major changes to way farmers evaluate genetics

Webinar explores heat stress management in layers

26 August 2020

Experts focus on heat stress in chickens

Scottish dairy farmers needed for M. bovis study

25 August 2020

Farmers asked to help with SRUC project

St Kilda's wild sheep may help develop livestock vaccine

21 August 2020

The sheep inhabit a remote Scottish island

Vets say cattle lameness is industry's top challenge

18 August 2020

Lameness is biggest welfare issue for farmers

Call for clarity on vet checks as next round of EU talks begin

17 August 2020

Veterinary certification 'essential part' of trade

Fertility a 'key priority' for Welsh sheep farms, project says

13 August 2020

Farmers have desire to boost flock fertility

Farmers urged to tackle sheep lameness using 'Five-Point Plan'

12 August 2020

Managing lameness requires 'concerted approach'

Enabling farmers to trial bTB tests would 'empower' industry

6 August 2020

Vets seek to improve biosecurity on farms