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11th September 2020

The UK government has issued badger control licences for 11 new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB - campaigners say the decision is a "huge betrayal of public trust". Government agency Natural England has re-authorised licences for 33...
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The Dairy Site

11th September 2020

New Zealand has launched a review of its livestock exports by sea one week after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized off Japan. Reuters reports that Gulf Livestock 1, which left New Zealand’s Napier Port for China sank...
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The Dairy Site

11th September 2020

We're calling for a change to the law to stop the importation of puppies from abroad which has soared during lockdown. The latest figures for July and August, released by the Government in response to a parliamentary question, show that numbers of...
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RSPCA

10th September 2020

and its sister charity, the Humane Slaughter Association, are pleased to add their support to new evidence-based veterinary medicine manifesto which sets out how veterinary professionals and other stakeholders should act to improve evidence-based...
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HSA

7th September 2020

Scientists have discovered how a biological switch helps animals make the seasonal changes crucial for survival, such as growing a warm winter coat and adjusting body temperatures. The findings reveal how the brain responds to short and long days to...
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University of Edinburgh

7th September 2020

Dog successfully treated for aggressive cancer, thanks to high-tech therapy. A family’s pet dog has responded well to advanced radiotherapy treatment for an aggressive tumour in his nose. Ralph, a five-year-old Gordon Setter, was referred to vets...
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University of Edinburgh

2nd September 2020

A £5 million research project involving nine countries – from Scandinavia to the Middle East – is aiming to revolutionise the use of precision technology in sheep and goat farming. Led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), TechCare will be the biggest...
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Vet Times

28th August 2020

The CEO of the British Poultry Council warned of potential supply shortages and “bird welfare failures on a significant scale” if there are more COVID-19-related shutdowns at poultry plants. According to reporting in iNews, further outbreaks of the...
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The Poultry Site

26th August 2020

According to a new study, 93% of owners of flat-faced dogs – including the Pug, French Bulldog and English Bulldog – would opt for the same breed again, despite experiencing common and severe health problems in their pets. The research, led by the...
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RVC

25th August 2020

Over a quarter of owners (26%) say their dog has developed at least one new problem behaviour during lockdown, according to new research released today by Dogs Trust. (1)  We are issuing advice to owners to help them manage their dog’s behaviour and...
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Dogs Trust

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