News

1st October 2020

The domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus) is a popular pet in the UK and beyond, with an estimated 900,000 rabbits being kept as pets in the UK in 2019 (PDSA, 2019). Whilst familiar to many, rabbits are technically classed as an “exotic...
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Veterinary Practice

28th September 2020

As the microchipping of horses becomes compulsory this month, we fear it won't be enough to prevent an impending horse welfare catastrophe. ...follow the link to read the article in full on the RSPCA website...
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RSPCA

24th September 2020

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed that despite stereotypes, Staffordshire Bull Terriers do not show increased risk of aggression compared with non-Staffordshire Bull Terriers.  The study, led by the RVC’s VetCompass™...
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RVC

23rd September 2020

We are pleased to announce that, after a gruelling legal battle, the Scottish Government has finally stopped live calf exports. Having spent six months defending the inhumane export of unweaned calves to Europe, they have conceded that this trade...
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Ciwf

23rd September 2020

We have welcomed last night’s news that a crucial clause that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards was voted through in the House of Lords as part of the passage of the Agriculture Bill. In...
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BVA

22nd September 2020

Justyna Hinchcliffe, Emma Robinson (School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience) and Mike Mendl (Vet School) have found that 50kHz ultrasonic calls made by rats provide a graded indicator of positive affective states induced by simulated...
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University of Bristol

22nd September 2020

Veterinary specialists and researchers collaborate to relieve pain in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has made a long-term recovery following a complex operation to enlarge the capacity of her skull. Ruby, who was...
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University of Edinburgh

22nd September 2020

A researcher whose trials suggest that eyestalk ablation in shrimp is not only unnecessary but also potentially counter-productive, has made the shortlist for this year’s GOAL innovation award. Eyestalk ablation is widely practiced in shrimp...
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The Fish Site

21st September 2020

We've backed a petition by a dog trainer and welfare campaigner calling for a ban on the importation of dogs with cropped ears. It's illegal in England and Wales, under Section 5 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, to crop a dog's ears. However, the...
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RSPCA

18th September 2020

Make sure you check guidance before importing and exporting products which are covered by CITES. As this year’s London Fashion Week gets underway, the government is urging consumers and the fashion industry to check new guidance effective from...
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GOV.UK

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