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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

13th August 2019

Scientists discovered thousands of microbes in cows’ stomachs which could improve meat and dairy yields, and cows’ health. Researchers from the Roslin Institute, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen...
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University of Edinburgh

13th August 2019

We are encouraging vets to speak to their livestock and equine clients about containment fences, helping them to ensure they’re always used responsibly and safely. The BVA position on the use of electric containment fences in livestock and horses,...
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BVA

11th August 2019

The Seahorse Trust has been granted permission by a High Court Judge to proceed to a full hearing on the merits of its application for judicial review. The group has asked the court to review the lawfulness of a decision by the Secretary of State...
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A-LAW

8th August 2019

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for practicing vets to assist with their vital work enforcing the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 Scotland’s animal welfare charity is seeking experienced vets to help in various areas such as providing...
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Veterinary Practice

2nd August 2019

A new research project to improve the health of farmed chickens in China and reduce the risk of disease and antibiotic resistance transferring to human populations has been launched today. The FARMWATCH project will use machine learning to find new...
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University of Nottingham

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