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14th October 2019

An article in the Scottish Daily Record (2019) brought to light the damage that parrots can do to their feathers if they are anxious, stressed or unhappy. In this news story, two zoo-housed macaws with severely damaged feathers and bare skin had...
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Veterinary Practice

12th October 2019

The Government is asking for evidence on the consequences of making owners get their cats microchipped in England. We’re only looking at evidence of the consequences, not opinions on introducing this rule. In particular, we want evidence on: the...
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GOV.UK

11th October 2019

We have responded to a study by Downs et al assessing the effects from four years of badger culling in England on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. The study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, investigated the effect of...
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BVA

10th October 2019

A harmful parasite that costs the UK cattle and sheep industry an estimated £300 million per year may also be an under‐recognised cause of liver disease in horses, a study by the University of Liverpool has found. The study was funded by the Animal...
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University of Liverpool

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

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