Animal health news around the UK

2 July 2020



Wild Justice crowdfunds badger cull legal challenge

2 July 2020

The group has raised tens of thousands

Coronavirus: Red Tractor completes 6,300 remote assessments

1 July 2020

Covid-19 forced assessments to go virtual

New swine flu strain with 'pandemic potential' found in China

30 June 2020

Scientists call for pig industry to be monitored

Sheep farmers told to share views on performance recording

29 June 2020

Welsh sheep producers' opinions needed

'Listening' to baby chicks calls could improve welfare, study says

29 June 2020

Could boost precision livestock farming techniques

Quality Meat Scotland to return to physical assessments

23 June 2020

QMS has announced a 'gradual return'

UK-EU no-deal 'could disrupt' animal feed supply

18 June 2020

Animal welfare groups issue no-deal warning

UK meets requirements to declare freedom from bird flu

15 June 2020

UK declares freedom from avian influenza

Faecal egg counts slash wormer use for Ceredigion farmers

15 June 2020

Farming couple test the way for effective treatments

Farm cuts mycoplasma and calf mortality with new vaccine

11 June 2020

Farm sees calf mortality improve by 55%

Pig sector antibiotic levels in 2019 'unchanged'

1 June 2020

Last year's pig antibiotic results released

Nutrition and environment of pig unit helps fight heat stress

29 May 2020

Heat stress is limiting productivity of pig sector

Rapid worm spike expected after prolonged dry weather

29 May 2020

Farmers are urged not to be complacent

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