News

27th April 2020

A peer-reviewed study, by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), which examines the effect of farriery interventions, in this case road nails, and demonstrates the impact on horses movement symmetry including weight bearing and propulsion has been...
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RVC

26th April 2020

The Environment Secretary writes to those working in the veterinary profession, to thank them for the part they are playing at this time. Dear colleagues, I am writing to thank you for the part you, and the wider veterinary profession, are playing...
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GOV.UK

25th April 2020

Danpo, the largest poultry producer in Denmark, is taking a step towards improving animal welfare by eliminating its use of a fast-growing broiler breed which has proven controversial for animal welfare. In doing so it will become the largest...
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The Poultry Site

24th April 2020

Having had to make the difficult decision to cancel our conference Recent advances in animal welfare science VII, work has been going on behind the scenes to see if we can hold the meeting, or elements of it, as a free virtual event. Having spoken...
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UFAW

23rd April 2020

Researchers of Wageningen Livestock Research have been able to define when a turkey takes a step. This is an important milestone to automating gait scoring by sensors. Locomotion obviously is an important indicator of animal welfare. With gait...
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The Poultry Site

16th April 2020

A tick-borne disease often seen in people can cause potentially treatable heart abnormalities in cats, vets have reported. Experts at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have treated the first cases of cats with abnormally low heart rates...
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University of Edinburgh

15th April 2020

We have responded to a paper published in Molecular Biology and Evolution that puts forward a hypothesis that stray dogs may have been the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Daniella Dos Santos, BVA President, said: “This research is purely theoretical and the...
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BVA

8th April 2020

The British Veterinary Association has clarified its position in light of a report on the BBC news website relating to cats and coronavirus. The headline of the article suggested that veterinary advice was to keep all cats indoors, but BVA has...
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BVA

8th April 2020

A study released today (8 April 2020) by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has found that, despite recent surveys suggesting that about half of pet rabbits are housed singly, housing rabbits together actually reduces stress related behaviour and...
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RVC

6th April 2020

Third-party puppy sales banned in England from Monday 6 April Today (Monday 6 April) the Government has introduced landmark new legislation to tackle the low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies and kittens, by banning their commercial third-party...
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GOV.UK

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