Animal Health

Badger cull is legal as Trust loses appeal

Badger cull is legal as Trust loses appeal
28-03-2014 10:47 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Anupco turns its focus on UK pig market
A new range of medicines and complementary feeds are available to the UK pig industry from an East Anglian-based company, Anupco, which has just turne...
28-03-2014 05:23 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Cull the badger cull, says Andrew George MP
If, later this week, the Government decides to carry on with its badger cull they run the very high risk of making cattle TB significantly worse. I f...
Badger colony repairs to cost £35,000 for Norfolk council
Work is underway by Norfolk County Council to repair long distance country paths damaged by badger cull colonies which is expected to cost £35,000. ...
27-03-2014 02:20 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Lambs face production set-back if coccidiosis left untreated
Managing coccidiosis at the right time and with the benefit of veterinary advice is paramount for farmers who want to stay in control of this challeng...
26-03-2014 04:32 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
BVA concern at call for sick animals to be slaughtered
The British Veterinary Association is calling for a clarification of remarks made by the Chief Medical Officer in which she called for sick animals to...
26-03-2014 03:13 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Porcine virus to cause shortfall in American hog market
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has impacted about 60% of the US breeding herd, 28% of the Mexican herd and is beginning to develop in Canada, ...
25-03-2014 04:13 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Farmers urged to be vigilant as first case of cattle scab found
The first case of Cattle Scab to be confirmed in Scotland since the early 1980s has been diagnosed by vets at SAC Consulting’s St Boswells Veterinary ...
18-03-2014 07:41 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
New approach to veterinary scanning surveillance
In December 2013, AHVLA and the Welsh Government announced plans to introduce an improved approach for surveillance for new and re-emerging animal dis...
18-03-2014 02:56 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Europe asses control measures to prevent African swine flu spread
Artificial feeding of wild boar is increasing rather than reducing the spread of African swine fever (ASF) virus and fencing could be used as a contro...
14-03-2014 05:16 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Live exports must stop now, says Green MEP
One of South East England’s Member’s of the European Parliament has reaffirmed his stance against live animal exports as the trade restarted at Ramsga...
13-03-2014 02:51 AM | Cattle, News, Animal Health
90 cattle killed every day due to bovine TB
32,620 cattle were slaughtered in Great Britain due to bovine TB in 2013, new figures released show. This equates to almost 90 cattle being killed ...
13-03-2014 02:07 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers express anger over TB compensation plans
Brecon and Radnor farmers have expressed their anger at Welsh Government proposals to change the way in which farmers are compensated for cattle slaug...
12-03-2014 07:54 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Pig industry moves to red alert over transatlantic killer
The British pig industry is on red alert, in a bid to prevent a virulent pig disease from entering the country. Until more is known about transmis...
05-03-2014 03:22 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
Female sexed semen has higher value than previously thought
Using sexed female semen has gained significant momentum across the UK’s dairy herds where the prospect of a valuable replacement heifer and the likel...
04-03-2014 06:04 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
Major BVD initiative launched in England and Wales
A major new initiative concerning one of the most devastating diseases affecting the cattle industry, BVD, Bovine Viral Diarrhoea - has been launched ...
03-03-2014 06:24 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Government urged to take alternative strategies to combat TB
Following reports that the Independent Expert Panel on badger culls concluded that they were 'ineffective and inhumane', Green Party's animal spokespe...
03-03-2014 04:15 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Education, News
National Dairy Apprenticeship programme at Plumpton College
National Dairy Apprenticeship programme at Plumpton College Just ahead of National Apprentice Week, Plumpton College and LKL Services Ltd have join...
26-02-2014 06:26 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Badger vaccination 'not a viable alternative to culling'
The President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), Robin Hargreaves, has called for government decisions on TB testing and veterinary surveill...
Receding flood waters pose new dangers, warn vets
Animal owners in flood-stricken areas should be aware of new dangers posed by receding flood waters, according to the British Veterinary Association. ...
24-02-2014 05:15 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Finance, News, Veterinary News
Farmers express 'despair' at Welsh government TB proposals
Clwyd farmers have expressed their despair and anger at a Welsh Government decision to change the way farmers are compensated for cattle slaughtered a...
24-02-2014 04:20 AM | Animal Health, News
No food from cloned animals, MEPs tell Commission
The health and food safety committee in the European Parliament have voted on a resolution criticising two proposals by the Commission on the cloning ...
18-02-2014 05:56 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Concerns raised over Welsh bovine TB policies
Concerns about a number of planned changes by the Welsh government to bovine TB policies were expressed at a recent meeting of Rembrokeshire NFU Cymru...
18-02-2014 03:25 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
Live export trade is 'inherently cruel' says RSPCA chief after Ramsgate
The 40 sheep that died when a consignment was unloaded at a port in Ramsgate were 'badly let down by all those responsible', according to Gavin Grant,...
17-02-2014 04:24 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, News
Badger welfare concerns raised amid flooding
Badgers could be falling victim to the severe flooding affecting the west and south of England, according to the Humane Society International. The ...
13-02-2014 06:38 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Genetic discovery could lead to TB resistant cattle
Scientists have identified genetic traits in cattle that might allow farmers to breed livestock with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis (TB)....
13-02-2014 03:32 AM | News, Veterinary News, Animal Health, Deer, Education
Bristol veterinary society hosts national student congress
What farmers will want from their veterinary surgeon in the future was one of the subjects discussed at the Farm Annual Veterinary Society’s 2014 cong...
11-02-2014 11:27 AM | Animal Health, News, Sheep, Top Tips
Keep Dogs On Leads During Lambing, Say Bva Vets
Vets are asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking near sheep as the annual lambing season gets underway. Ewes are particularly vulne...
07-02-2014 05:15 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Treat housed dairy cattle for fluke before turnout
Dairy herds struggling with liver fluke should consider a pre-turnout, flukicide-only lactating cow treatment to clear out adult flukes. “If fluke ...
04-02-2014 02:58 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Enhanced management for long-term TB herds
Herds suffering long-term bTB breakdowns will in future be considered for a more tailored management approach by AHVLA, in partnership with farmers’ p...
04-02-2014 02:53 AM | Animal Health, Education, News, Veterinary News
UK's top animal health students named
The UK’s top three animal health advisors, known as SQPs (Suitably Qualified Persons), have been named at the AHDA (Animal Health Distributors Associa...
Dr Leon Broom joins Anpario and senior R&D scientist
Anpario the international manufacturer and supplier of natural products that enhance animal health, has made an appointment to strengthen the technica...
01-02-2014 05:40 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Pig farmers call on government to improve defences against swine fever
The National Pig Association is calling on Government to step up defences against African swine fever, which is harmless to humans but fatal to pigs. ...
31-01-2014 09:44 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Sheep, Veterinary News
Chronic fluke disease reaches peak level in cattle and sheep
Farmers should be alert for ill-thrift in animals as levels of chronic liver fluke disease in cattle and sheep peak in late winter/early spring, accor...
30-01-2014 05:33 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
Europe 'failing consumers over animal welfare'
Efforts at enforcing recent animal welfare legislation means that Europe is 'ill-serving' its consumers, according to farming unions. At a European...
29-01-2014 06:15 AM | Animal Health, News, Veterinary News
'England at risk' as charities welcome Welsh horse legislation
A Welsh Bill that provides local authorities with the tools to combat fly grazing, abandonment and the straying of horses has received Royal Assent an...
29-01-2014 05:56 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Defra to publish consultation on TB-free England
Defra is planning to publish a summary of responses to the consultation on a strategy for achieving officially bovine TB-Free Status for England. T...
29-01-2014 03:10 AM | Animal Health, News, Pigs, Veterinary News
UK pig producers urged to review defences against disease
BPEX has urged pig producers to review biosecurity to protect their herds against devastating diseases, including African Swine Fever (ASF) and Procin...
Horsemeat scandal triggers local produce boom
Meat producers are reporting a significant increase in sales over the last year as consumers continue to buy locally, one year on from the horsemeat s...
21-01-2014 04:43 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
Natural England preparing for next badger cull
Natural England have said potential applicants for badger control licenses for 2014 onwards 'should now begin to prepare information for the Expressio...
What's changed since the horse meat scandal broke?
One year ago consumers were shocked to find out that what they thought was beef – was actually horse. The horse meat scandal gave charities a chanc...
15-01-2014 05:55 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Meat Processing, News
MEPs call for measures to stop food fraud
Recent food fraud cases, including the sale of horse meat as beef, should prompt the EU to review the functioning of the food production chain, step u...
15-01-2014 05:21 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Isle of Man introduces cattle controls over BVD
The Isle of Man Department of Environment Food and Agriculture is brining forward a Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Order (BVD order) to control the prevalence...
07-01-2014 13:42 PM | Animal Health, Cattle, News
New livestock rules will save farmers £70m, says Paterson
Changes to livestock movement rules will save farmers and taxpayers £70 million over 10 years, Owen Paterson announced today. Speaking at the Oxfor...
No magic bullet for improving lamb production, FUW farm visit told
Improving the efficiency of lamb production was the main topic of discussion during a Farmers’ Union of Wales-organised visit to independent sheep con...
18-12-2013 10:44 AM | Feed and Forage, News, Poultry, Animal Health
Revise feed programmes for free range hens this winter, farmers warned
With cold weather conditions threatening to inhibit the ability of free range hens to self-regulate their body temperature, nutritional experts at ABN...
13-12-2013 09:56 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, Veterinary News
Moonray sets the PLI standard for all genomic bulls
Cogent has topped the genomic rankings launched earlier this week by DairyCo with a wealth of young sires now featured in the stud’s updated portfolio...
12-12-2013 17:22 PM | Animal Health, News, Pigs
Benefits for all herds in moving to early hyopneumonia vaccination
Early vaccination of pig herds against enzootic pneumonia - as young as seven days of age - is recommended by veterinary surgeon John Hayden, who is s...
11-12-2013 13:50 PM | News, Animal Health, Cattle
FUW welcomes ASA ruling against RSPCA
The Farmers’ Union of Wales has welcomed the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) decision to uphold a complaint by the union about an RSPCA advert...
10-12-2013 13:14 PM | Animal Health, Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Veterinary News
Action needed to beat 'unprecedented' leatherjacket threat
Exceptional numbers of leatherjackets in crops this winter will cause significant damage to yields if left unchecked, warns leading agronomy firm Hutc...
10-12-2013 11:32 AM | Animal Health, Finance, Husbandry News, News, Poultry,
Sci-Tech Laboratories acquired by Cawood Scientific
Sci-Tech Laboratories is the latest company to become part of the Cawood Scientific Group, joining the well-known analytical businesses, NRM Laborator...
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