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04 December 2020
Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
New UK farming policy includes key provisions for animal welfare and disease
The UK Government's new farming policy includes key investments in improving animal health and welfare, and a special focus on tackling endemic diseases in cattle and pigs. ...
03 December 2020
UK Government considers ending live animal exports for slaughter
Environment Secretary George Eustice unveils plans to end excessively long journeys for animals exported for slaughter and fattening....
30 November 2020
UK vets grow wary as Brexit transition looms
A new report from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) says that the UK veterinary profession is facing a triple threat from COVID-19, Brexit and exotic disease....
27 November 2020
Bovine TB could be controlled by breeding for resistance
A new study suggests that resistance for diseases like TB is not necessarily linked to a specific breed of cattle. ...
26 November 2020
Mole Valley Farmers warns of lower rumen function this winter
Low fibre grass silage, high starch maize and greater use of co-products in rations have pushed vets and nutritionists to issue a warning surrounding rumen function this winter....
25 November 2020
UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
24 November 2020
India’s FMD vaccination efforts experience snags as cattle owners resist tagging their animals
India’s Punjab region started a major vaccination drive against food-and-mouth disease earlier this year, but the effort could stall as owners oppose ear tagging of cattle, fearing that this could increase their tax burden....
23 November 2020
Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
20 November 2020
UK farm vets work to establish a country-wide network of "Farm Vet Champions"
As part of the UK's farm animal antibiotics targets for 2024, vets propose creating a network to support farmers with herd health planning and disease prevention. ...
19 November 2020
British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
16 November 2020
Webinar from Ceva plans to explore bovine respiratory disease
Ceva promises to take delegates to "the next level of BRD diagnostics and treatment". ...
Can AI help identify sick livestock?
New research project aims to use AI and "cutting edge" technology to reduce the environmental impact of farming. ...
11 November 2020
Indian state launches FMD vaccination drive
The Indian state of Assam began the first phase of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis vaccine drive on 10 November....
10 November 2020
New industry group in UK vows to tackle ruminant health challenges
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms....
09 November 2020
IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
06 November 2020
EU citizens' "End the Cage Age" initiative moves forward
The European Commission has received the "End the Cage Age" citizens' initiative, moving it closer to implementation. ...
EFSA examines the welfare of cattle at slaughter
ESFA research has identified multiple welfare hazards for cattle at slaughter - most stemming from abattoir staff fatigue. ...
03 November 2020
Welsh government sees key opportunity to protect farm animals
The RSPCA says that a post-Brexit subsidy scheme that incentivises improved animal welfare outcomes could help millions of farm animals in Wales. ...
02 November 2020
New research emphasises cost of liver fluke in beef cattle
New research highlights cost of liver fluke in beef cattle, with farmers urged to treat youngstock at housing....
UK strengthens Trade and Agriculture Commission ahead of Brexit
The British Veterinary Association welcomes stronger legal remit for the Trade and Agriculture Commission....
30 October 2020
Toxoplasma gondii study in the UK wins additional funding
Researchers at the UK's Moredun Institute hope to improve understanding of how the parasite operates in different hosts. ...
29 October 2020
Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
28 October 2020
Rural Americans and food workers are going hungry despite US government farm aid
The United States reports higher levels of hunger and food insecurity as the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout hammer US families....
27 October 2020
Rift valley fever infections in humans more likely to come from mosquitoes than cattle
A group of international researchers have mapped the dynamics of a rift valley fever infection in Mayotte and found that human infections were more likely to come from mosquito bites than through contact with infected livestock. ...
Scottish meat producers urged to make contingency plans
Quality Meat Scotland is encouraging its members to develop contingency plans to weather challenges from COVID-19. ...
26 October 2020
New Zealand introduces new rules for live animal exports
New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew....
 
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