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20th May 2019

Does your cat live indoors? Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School want to hear from indoor cat owners for a new study looking at cats' mobility levels using cat activity monitors. The researchers want to study the effect of joint...
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University of Bristol

17th May 2019

The desire to own a dog is not a choice, it's in your DNA, according to a new study involving researchers from the University of Liverpool. A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information...
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University of Liverpool

17th May 2019

Scientists have discovered a DNA mutation linked to breathing problems in popular dog breeds. Breathing difficulties are most often associated with flat-faced breeds, such as French bull dogs and pugs, but scientists have found the mutation is also...
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University of Edinburgh

14th May 2019

Some 13 cats from across the UK are thought to have been affected so far. Experts stress that the risk to people is very low, however. The issue came to light when six cats were taken to separate vet practices across England with clinical signs of...
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University of Edinburgh

13th May 2019

New legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced. Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, it will mean that puppies and kittens can no longer be sold by a third party...
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GOV.UK

13th May 2019

Results of a recent study will help prioritise animal welfare issues in the UK using expert consensus Animal welfare remains an area of consistent public concern. To determine where limited funding resources should be directed, or to raise awareness...
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Veterinary Practice

10th May 2019

NOAH has released a manifesto for the upcoming European Parliament elections, setting out its vision for animal health, welfare and sustainability in the UK and across Europe. When discussing the manifesto, Dawn Howard, NOAH Chief Executive,...
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Veterinary Practice

7th May 2019

Veterinarians from around the world, who have made significant contributions to the promotion of animal welfare, have been honoured in the 2019 Global Animal Welfare Awards This was the third edition of the awards co-created by the World Veterinary...
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Veterinary Practice

6th May 2019

A new study from the Roslin Institute shows the genetic propensity of animals to transmit diseases affects survival in populations during epidemics. Survival in animal populations during an epidemic is partly determined by the genetic propensity of...
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University of Edinburgh

6th May 2019

Under the current law, no distinction is made between the theft of pets and the theft of possessions. Both are treated the same, meaning that in the eyes of the law, pets are considered as little more than inanimate objects. With an ever-growing...
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A-LAW

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