Animal health news around the UK

3 April 2020



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

16 cases of bird flu confirmed in UK so far this year

24 March 2020

Northern Ireland most heavily affected

Vets call for more support from government amid Covid-19

19 March 2020

Call for govt to include practices in support plans

New CHeCS-approved cattle health scheme promises earlier results

18 March 2020

It offers earlier detection of Johne’s disease

UK animal and plant science lab receives £1.4bn boost

17 March 2020

Significant funding to redevelop facility

Bird flu outbreaks detected in India and Philippines

17 March 2020

Highly infectious H5N6 strain hits Philippines

Farmers and vets slam BBC for 'unbalanced' Countryfile item

17 March 2020

It looked at Red Tractor Assurance scheme

Coronavirus: Farmers warned to avoid stockpiling animal medicines

14 March 2020

Regulator says it is 'illegal and counterproductive'

Farmers want new accurate tests to detect early disease, survey finds

13 March 2020

Survey could help improve cattle disease tests

First Milk asks farmers to sign new sustainability pledges

13 March 2020

Dairy co-op launches new 'First4Milk' pledge

New £25m livestock research facility opens in Edinburgh

12 March 2020

It aims to boost health and welfare of livestock

Farmers care for animal welfare and are concerned about plastics, survey says

12 March 2020

Vast majority of farmers are environmentally-aware

Ewes with low protein levels face higher lamb loss risk, study says

11 March 2020

Protein levels important for neonatal survival

Calcium added to pre-calving diets 'benefits future reproduction'

10 March 2020

It can lower rates of uterine infection

Pig sector concerns rise as Commons' farrowing crate debate returns

9 March 2020

Producers are voicing their concerns to MPs

'Leaky' vaccines control severity of viral disease in chickens, study says

6 March 2020

'Leaky' vaccines play role in Marek’s disease management

Research to explore benefits of sheep grazing on lucerne

5 March 2020

UK farmers to learn from NZ counterparts

Government announces badger cull 'exit strategy'

5 March 2020

Vaccinations will instead be favoured

Bovine TB compensation paid to Welsh farmers rises by 15%

4 March 2020

£18.2m was paid in compensation last year

Welsh farmers welcome ambitions of new £4.2m vet school

4 March 2020

New agri facility aims to boost livestock sector

Hoof health and slurry management on agenda for dairy farmer

4 March 2020

Russell Morgan has been battling digital dermatitis

Slower-growing chickens have improved meat quality, study says

3 March 2020

Higher welfare chicken could reduce waste for farmers

Nematodirus parasite forecasting tool relaunched

28 February 2020

A forecasting tool has gone live

Sheep farmers question vets' advice on castration and tailing

27 February 2020

Industry body criticises new vet advice

Consider all options before castrating young rams, say vets

26 February 2020

Veterinary bodies seek to improve sheep welfare

Test developed to quickly evaluate disease response in chickens

25 February 2020

Method offers fast insight into chicken immunity