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16th August 2019

New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different...
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University of Bristol

13th August 2019

Scientists discovered thousands of microbes in cows’ stomachs which could improve meat and dairy yields, and cows’ health. Researchers from the Roslin Institute, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen...
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University of Edinburgh

13th August 2019

We are encouraging vets to speak to their livestock and equine clients about containment fences, helping them to ensure they’re always used responsibly and safely. The BVA position on the use of electric containment fences in livestock and horses,...
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BVA

11th August 2019

The Seahorse Trust has been granted permission by a High Court Judge to proceed to a full hearing on the merits of its application for judicial review. The group has asked the court to review the lawfulness of a decision by the Secretary of State...
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A-LAW

8th August 2019

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for practicing vets to assist with their vital work enforcing the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 Scotland’s animal welfare charity is seeking experienced vets to help in various areas such as providing...
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Veterinary Practice

2nd August 2019

A new research project to improve the health of farmed chickens in China and reduce the risk of disease and antibiotic resistance transferring to human populations has been launched today. The FARMWATCH project will use machine learning to find new...
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University of Nottingham

1st August 2019

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the launch of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee inquiry into puppy smuggling today, which will consult on tougher controls on pet imports, the impact of Lucy’s Law, and...
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BVA

1st August 2019

The Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019, to prohibit the use of wild animals in travelling circuses, has receiced Royal Assent and is now an Act of Parliament (law).  Follow the link to read the details of the Act and its progress through parliament.
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Parliament UK

29th July 2019

A new study conducted in piglets has revealed that synthetic organic chemical bisphenol S (BPS) persists longer in the body and at much higher concentrations than bisphenol A (BPA). The results suggest that, the current regulatory advice of...
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RVC

25th July 2019

New Defra Secretary of State Theresa Villiers must focus on key priorities of securing new legislation on animal sentience before the UK leaves the EU and putting plans in place to ensure a strong veterinary workforce to support trade, according to...
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BVA

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