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9th October 2019

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced that Dr Dorothy McKeegan from the University of Glasgow has been awarded the 2019 Humane Slaughter Award for her groundbreaking research into the welfare impacts of controlled atmosphere stunning...
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HSA

9th October 2019

Our new joint position says that putting high welfare, UK veal and goat’s meat back onto the table could help reduce the regular killing of unwanted male animals on farms. As part of a series of pragmatic recommendations to tackle the difficult...
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BVA

8th October 2019

Academics from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have identified the most common medical issues and causes of death in pet rabbits, research which has never been done before. Carried out as part of the RVC’s VetCompass™ programme, the study now...
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RVC

7th October 2019

The age at which female dogs (bitches) are neutered is associated with early-onset urinary incontinence, academics from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have revealed. Urinary incontinence affects around three per cent of bitches in the UK. The...
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RVC

7th October 2019

The Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s (FAWC) remit has been expanded to provide expert and detailed research and advice to Ministers on pets, wild animals kept by people as well as farmed animals The committee has been renamed the Animal Welfare...
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Veterinary Practice

4th October 2019

The British Veterinary Association’s Senior Vice President, Simon Doherty has joined 14 leading veterinary figures from across the UK as part of a new green initiative, aimed to inspire sustainable actions and principles across the profession.  ...
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BVA

4th October 2019

A new Global Animal Welfare Assurance initiative to improve the lives of farmed animals launches today [4 Oct] on World Animal Day. Led by the University of Bristol, it aims to share knowledge and best practice with farmers and food businesses to...
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University of Bristol

1st October 2019

Organised by Quadam Veterinary and taught by Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy MVB MRCVS MSc LAS Dip. ECAWBM (BM) Dip. ECAWBM (AWSEL) The course is designed to give the veterinarian in the field the tools required to diagnose and treat basic horse behaviour...
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1st October 2019

Last night’s BBC Wales Investigates’ report, ‘Inside the UK’s Puppy Farm Capital’ (BBC Wales, 30 September), showcased the scale and impact of the puppy farming trade in Wales. It confronted the breeders as well as the vets and inspectors tasked...
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BVA

30th September 2019

  We've been working hard for many years to make real changes for animal welfare. New government announcements have been made that we're welcoming as positive steps in the right direction. The four key legislations announcements are: A consultation...
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RSPCA

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