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22 April 2015
OIE: Sheep Pox Outbreaks in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - There have been two outbreaks of sheep pox in the east of Mongolia....
21 April 2015
Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
Peste des Petits Ruminants Conference Success
COTE D'IVOIRE - Officials from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) met with the President of Côte d’Ivoire following the conference on Peste de Petits Ruminants (PRR) in the country....
OIE: Peste des Petits Ruminants Found in Israel
ISRAEL - There has been an outbreak of Peste des Petits Ruminants in a herd of goats in Israel....
20 April 2015
New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
16 April 2015
Ethiopian Medicinal Plants Kill Sheep Parasite Eggs
UK - Ethiopian plant species commonly used to treat parasitic infections cheaply in both humans and livestock have managed to prevent hatching in eggs of sheep parasites. ...
14 April 2015
Reducing Lameness in Sheep
UK - Lameness remains a key problem on many sheep farms in the UK, despite the Farm Animal Welfare Council’s challenge to the industry to reduce the national incidence of lameness from 10 per...
Reminder to Dog Owners to Act Responsibly as Lambing Continues
SCOTLAND, UK - As lambing in Scotland’s hills and uplands gets into full swing, NFU Scotland is urging dog owners and dog walkers to keep their pets under control around livestock....
13 April 2015
Wool Industry Hits Back at PETA Campaign
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool industry has slammed animal rights activists for a "misrepresentative" campaign against sheep shearing....
Colombian Sheep Production Policy Released to Public
COLOMBIA - The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) has released a draft resolution on strengthening the sheep and goat production industry, for consultation with the public....
10 April 2015
Emergency Livestock Vaccination Underway in Middle East
LEBANON - The second phase of a campaign to vaccinate livestock in Lebanon has begun, to try and prevent diseases spreading from animals brought in by Syrian refugees....
09 April 2015
OIE: Foot and Mouth Reported in Algeria
ALGERIA - There have been two new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease in Algeria....
07 April 2015
Protect Newborn Lambs by Keeping Your Dog on a Lead
UK - Sheep attacks are a major problem on UK farms, says the National Sheep Association, and no more so than at this time of year when ewes are heavily pregnant or have young lambs at foot....
31 March 2015
Sheep Industry Queries Beef-Only Assurance Consultation
ANALYSIS – Questions are being posed over why life assurance should be reviewed for UK beef cattle and not for sheep....
New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane....
26 March 2015
Scottish School Children Visit Early Lambing Farm
SCOTLAND – Primary school children in Scotland have been learning about early lambing as part of a national farming certificate....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
19 March 2015
How to Reduce Stress to Sheep in Non-stun Slaughter
ANALYSIS - Restraining lambs individually in a V-shaped restrainer for non-stun religious slaughter is more stressful for the sheep than restraining them sequentially as a group....
17 March 2015
Scottish Formalise Animal Welfare With Document
UK, SCOTLAND - Animal welfare has been prioritised in Scotland through the release of a document designed to "articulate and formalise" the red meat sector. ...
16 March 2015
Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs...
11 March 2015
Strengthening the Direct Link Between Small-Scale Farmers and Public Institutions
AFRICA - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale...
06 March 2015
NFU and Kennel Club Team Up to Keep Dogs and Livestock Safe
UK - The NFU has joined forces with The Kennel Club to make countryside dog walks safer and more stress free for both pet dogs and farm animals, by creating new footpath signs which encourage...
05 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
Dogwalkers Given Pre-Lambing Warning
SCOTLAND – Scottish veterinarians are warning dog owners of the devastation their pets can cause to sheep if not kept under close control as spring approaches....
04 March 2015
Should Insurance Policies Cover Sheep Attacks?
IRELAND - Home owners are being reminded to ensure their insurance policy covers any damages arising from attacks by their dog on sheep....
27 February 2015
Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
Early-bird Deadline Approaches for Welfare Conference Registration
CROATIA - The reduced registration rate for the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) International Symposium 2015 ends on Friday 27 February. ...
23 February 2015
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter on Day of Parliamentary Debate
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating...
Care Needed During Heat Wave, Australians Warned
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the next few days of high temperatures as animals suffer from the heat as well....
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