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19th February 2020

New immigration rules announced today are a mixed bag for the veterinary profession and leave a big question mark over how the profession will recruit and retain the workforce it needs, according to the British Veterinary Association. Every year...
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BVA

16th February 2020

Supporting UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards is very welcome but not enough. Helping UK farmers to reach higher welfare standards must go hand in hand with restricting imports on farm animal products produced to lower welfare standards,...
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The Poultry Site

14th February 2020

Last week (7 February), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, the President of the Confederation of Commerce and the Director of the Union of Poultry Professionals of the Slovak Republic signed a memorandum stating that by 2030 all...
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Ciwf

13th February 2020

Theresa Villiers, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has been removed from her post amid a cabinet reshuffle. According to reporting from the BBC, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers and other cabinet members...
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The Poultry Site

5th February 2020

The Government has announced its support for the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill, which will mean animal abusers could face up to five years in prison. Those who cruelly mistreat animals could face up to five years in prison under a new law backed...
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GOV.UK

4th February 2020

BVA President Daniella Dos Santos tonight called on the government to work with the veterinary profession to ensure that workforce capacity meets demand and animal health and welfare standards remain high in the post-Brexit UK. Her call in her...
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BVA

3rd February 2020

Agriculture Bill moves forward as Environment Secretary leads Second Reading in Parliament Legislation that will transform British farming moves a step forward today, with Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers leading the Second Reading of the...
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GOV.UK

30th January 2020

Cat hoarding can be prevented with the right care and population control, according to experts from the University of Nottingham and the RSPCA. In a new study published in the journal BMC Veterinary Research, experts from the School of Veterinary...
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University of Nottingham

30th January 2020

A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a £1 million study. The ways in which bacteria cause a deadly gut infection in cows in the UK and worldwide will be the focus of a new study. Genes in the bacteria that play a role in...
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University of Edinburgh

30th January 2020

Tougher early lives could help captive-bred game birds develop survival skills for adulthood in the wild, new research suggests. The research was carried out by University of Exeter scientists, working with Dr Francesco Santilli from the Italian...
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UFAW

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