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16th December 2018

Christmas is nearly upon us! If you’re planning the classic festive turkey dinner – or perhaps a vegetarian feast containing eggs or cheese – make sure you opt for free-range or organic if you can. For guidance on the labels to look out for,...
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Ciwf

13th December 2018

Rabbits are one of the most popular pets in the UK and yet little is known about where these very cute and appealing animals come from. Now a new study by researchers at the Universities of Nottingham and Winchester has shed light on this elusive...
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University of Nottingham

13th December 2018

The first study to test for bovine tuberculosis in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England, has shown that one in five badgers tested positive for the disease. The pilot survey was carried out on road-killed badgers collected in...
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University of Nottingham

8th December 2018

A farming practice where cows are tethered and restricted to sitting or standing is still commonplace, particularly in southern Germany. Now farming groups are calling for a ban Jürgen Weber points to a lesion on the hind leg of one of his cows, a...
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The Guardian

6th December 2018

  Government has issued guidance for local authority inspectors in England on licencing activities involving animals. The guidance explains the conditions that businesses need to meet in order to receive an animal activities licence. This guidance...
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Gov.UK

4th December 2018

There was a time when a baby promoting a pack of cigarettes or dressed-up chimps hawking tea were viewed as par for the course. Now vets are hoping that similarly inappropriate images of pets disappear from our television screens, billboards and...
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BVA

4th December 2018

A groundbreaking 'living laboratory' for livestock will be established at the Bristol Veterinary School thanks to a £1 million donation from the John Oldacre Foundation. The John Oldacre Centre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production will...
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University of Bristol

4th December 2018

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling for nominations for a 2019/20 Junior Vice President (JVP) with all veterinary surgeons invited to self-nominate or nominate a fellow BVA member with their consent. The officer position is open to...
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BVA

29th November 2018

Description Veterinary expertise underpins our work here at the Animal Welfare Foundation, and so it’s crucial that our board of trustees reflects the diversity of the veterinary landscape. As such we are delighted to welcome two new trustees onto...
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Animal Welfare Foundation

27th November 2018

Earlier this week (25th November), Theresa May’s Brexit deal was signed off by the EU Member States, but the current wording could lead to the ongoing suffering of thousands of British sheep and young calves. As highlighted by articles in The...
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Ciwf

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