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12th September 2019

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers today (12 September) launched a public survey as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England. The aim of the review is to ensure the licensing system is robust, striking the...
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GOV.UK

10th September 2019

A new welfare code has been updated and published in parliament. The new pig code will provide guidance to pig producers on how to practise the highest standards of animal welfare. These standards are comprehensive and include: Improved practices on...
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Veterinary Practice

10th September 2019

By Clifford Warwick Having isolated ourselves from the natural world, do humans have misconceptions of welfare in the wild? A common perception is that life in nature is “cruel”. Environmentally related attrition is beset by hardship, and predator-...
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Veterinary Practice

6th September 2019

BVA and RCVS will be co-hosting the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) General Assembly in June 2020. The FVE General Assembly is a biannual event in which the organisation, an umbrella body for veterinary associations and regulators from...
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BVA

6th September 2019

A new epidemiological model predicts the effectiveness of vaccines in preventing or eliminating infectious diseases in livestock. Scientists at the Roslin Institute have developed a new epidemiological model to investigate the effectiveness of...
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University of Edinburgh

4th September 2019

We have today (4 September 2019) welcomed several key commitments to animal welfare, laid out by the Scottish Government in a programme of action for the coming years.   The pledges made in the Programme for Government in 2019 and 2020 include...
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BVA

3rd September 2019

Ownership of West Highland White Terriers has dramatically fallen to just a quarter of the numbers owned a decade ago, according to new research carried out by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). The discovery is surprising given that the breed,...
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RVC

30th August 2019

We have welcomed the Labour Party’s renewed drive for animal sentience to be embedded in legislation. As part of its 50-point Animal Welfare Manifesto for Government, Labour is urging the Government to embed the principle in law as quickly as...
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BVA

23rd August 2019

We are advising anyone having a barbecue this Bank Holiday Weekend to keep corn cobs and discarded kebab skewers away from inquisitive pets to avoid serious and potentially fatal injuries. The advice comes after our survey revealed that a quarter of...
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BVA

16th August 2019

New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different...
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University of Bristol

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