News

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

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

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

24th August 2020

New poll reveals 75% want lower standard imports banned - we're urging consumers to sign our petition pressing the government to protect farm animal welfare as UK leaves EU. We're exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video...
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RSPCA

20th August 2020

A complimentary animal welfare policy toolkit – the first of its kind – has been launched to help travel companies rebound ethically to protect wild animals used for entertainment after the COVID-19 shutdown Together with global tour operator...
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World Animal Protection

19th August 2020

An international research study involving researchers at the University of Liverpool has estimated that drug-resistant parasitic worms cost the European livestock industry more than €38 million per year in production losses and veterinary costs....
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University of Liverpool

17th August 2020

The most common cause of potentially-fatal heatstroke in dogs is being exercised by their owners, the largest study of its kind has found. A team at Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College found that exertion or exercise – which...
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RVC

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