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4th March 2019

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.  There has been increasing concern...
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University of Nottingham

1st March 2019

The British Veterinary Association has cautioned that standards of animal health and welfare should not be undermined at any cost by a potential UK/USA trade deal. This comes in response to the publication of the USA’s negotiating objectives for a...
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BVA

1st March 2019

  A new ‘Vet Champions’ scheme is being launched by the University of Nottingham and the British Horse Society after research revealed that one in three emergency vet call outs were due to equine colic and that 90% of horse owners struggle to spot...
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University of Nottingham

28th February 2019

A new independent, international benchmarking study of global farm assurance schemes has found Red Tractor to have world-leading standards.   The study looked at prominent global schemes, some of which compete with the UK and the results show the...
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Red Tractor

27th February 2019

Michael Gove today addressed a Parliamentary reception calling for a #BetterDealForAnimals after Brexit, but failed to introduce legislation. This is despite a cross-party of MPs and 36 animal welfare organisations pushing for action at the event....
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RSPCA

26th February 2019

A new screening scheme aims to provide breeders of French Bulldogs, Pugs and Bulldogs with more information about the health of their dogs, helping them reduce the risk of breeding puppies with potentially serious breathing problems.   Developed by...
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University of Cambridge

26th February 2019

Selfridges has announced it is to stop selling exotic skins from animals such as pythons, alligators, crocodiles and lizards. The department store will only sell leather from agricultural livestock including cow or calf, sheep, pig, goat, water...
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The Guardian

26th February 2019

Launched today, (26th February) the seventh annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) recognises Co-op Group (Switzerland), Cranswick, Marks & Spencer, Noble Foods and Waitrose as global leaders on farm animal welfare. The BBFAW...
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Ciwf

25th February 2019

Louise Clark pledges to raise the profile of the RSM as an educational resource.   Louise Clark, RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Head of Anaesthesia at Davies Veterinary Specialists, has been...
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Veterinary Practice

25th February 2019

Scientists have revealed how bird feathers form in a wave-like motion, which could help cool birds. Scientists have revealed how bird feathers form in a wave-like motion, creating a regular pattern in the skin. Researchers have identified chemical...
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University of Edinburgh

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