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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

3rd September 2020

The first article of this series (Veterinary Practice, June 2020) dealt with the principles of humane euthanasia or slaughter on-farm and its legal framework. This second article will explore the practicalities of stunning and killing on-farm to...
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Veterinary Practice

2nd September 2020

The University of Liverpool’s Royal Canin Weight Management Clinic is celebrating its 15th birthday. Since it was opened in 2005, the clinic has helped almost 500 cats and dogs to shed almost two tonnes of their body weight. The state-of-the-art pet...
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University of Liverpool

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

24th August 2020

In a comprehensive new policy, leading vets and other experts have recommended no fewer than 67 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter in order to provide them with a life worth living and a humane death. Published today (24th August)...
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BVA

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