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20 February 2015
Do We Need A Tougher Stance on Sheep Attacks?
ANALYSIS – Scottish farmers are calling on courts to treat incidents of sheep worrying with “greater seriousness” in light of a rise in cases and “disappointing” fines....
19 February 2015
What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
18 February 2015
React to Weather and Bolster Fly Monitoring
AUSTRALIA – If you’ve had mild conditions after summer rain, then it’s time to step up fly and worm monitoring, Australia shepherds are being told....
Early Registration Deadline Ahead for Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - Those interested in attending the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) International Animal Welfare Science Symposium in Zagreb in July 2015 are reminded that early registration...
17 February 2015
Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report....
Goats Eat Everything A Myth, Say Vets
UK – A message from the veterinary industry has debunked widely held myths about goats eating everything, instead describing them as "chewy" animals that love to nibble....
16 February 2015
Battle of Ethics and Price in Consumer Choice
ANALYSIS - Consumers in the future are expected to have a renewed focus on ethical issues, but this will not be too much at the expense of price....
11 February 2015
Vets Descend on Tasmania to Discuss Sheep, Cattle Health
AUSTRALIA – Veterinarians are flocking to Tasmania this week to flesh out what the cattle and sheep industries need to improve health and productivity....
10 February 2015
Man Sentenced After Admitting Dog Attacks on Sheep
UK - A man has appeared in court to be sentenced after admitting using his dogs to attack and injure sheep in Doncaster last year....
09 February 2015
Make Sure You're Meeting Flock Energy Requirements
US – Take note of the weather around lambing and feed accordingly, one North Dakota sheep specialist has advised....
06 February 2015
Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
Government Challenged on Animal Welfare Ahead of Election
UK - Political parties were last night urged to take action on animal welfare and disease prevention as the British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell set out the organisation’s...
03 February 2015
Halal Slaughterhouse at Centre of Animal Cruelty Inquiry
UK - The Food Standards Agency in the UK has suspended the licences of three slaughtermen at a Halal slaughterhouse in Yorkshire after undercover film showed gross cruelty to animals....
23 January 2015
Export Standards Review Well Received
AUSTRALIA – A review of a government assurance system overseeing good practice on Australian exports has been commended by sheep producers....
22 January 2015
New Zealanders Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers...
21 January 2015
What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently....
20 January 2015
Sea-change on Lameness Treatment
ENGLAND – Farmers are beginning to tackle sheep lameness differently, says the English Beef and Lamb Executive....
15 January 2015
Solutions to Save Half of Chile's Dog Savaged Livestock
CHILE – Chile’s agriculture industry is getting to grips with a feral dog problem responsible for 50 per cent of livestock attacks nationally....
Promoting Humane Animal Handling Slaughter in Liberia
LIBERIA - The Humane Slaughter Association has funded a six-month project in Liberia to promote humane methods of slaughter and handling of animals in markets and during transportation....
13 January 2015
Latvian Presidency Urged to Keep Animal Welfare Central to its Priorities
EU - Eurogroup for Animals has launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European...
12 January 2015
Addressing Foot Rot in Sheep Through Five Steps
ANALYSIS - A five point flock management programme means farmers now have a strong chance of controlling sheep lameness levels. ...
Livestock at Risk from Adelaide Hills Bushfire Ash
AUSTRALIA - Ash fallout from the Adelaide Hills bushfires is posing a risk to livestock due to potential impacts on pasture and water sources....
06 January 2015
BBSRC to Fund New Animal Welfare Research Network
UK - The BBSRC is to fund a new community-led Animal Welfare Research Network which will be focused on research contributing to the welfare of managed animals. Those wishing to join the network...
05 January 2015
Care For Livestock During Hot Weather, Australians Told
AUSTRALIA – Farm animals lack the temperature regulation abilities humans have, and need sufficient shelter and water during hot spells, rural Australians are hearing....
31 December 2014
NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
30 December 2014
Government Support for Sheep Industry Programme
CANADA - The Canadian government has granted C$29,700 to the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia to help implement a programme to control parasites and create safe handling systems for...
29 December 2014
Call to Keep Control of Dogs on Country Walks This Christmas
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling for dog owners to keep close control of their dogs while out and about over the holiday period....
19 December 2014
Can Scrapie be Transmitted to Humans?
ANALYSIS - New concerns have been raised over potential links between the sheep brain disease scrapie and human forms of the disease....
Joint Declaration Aims to Push EU Further on Animal Welfare
EU - Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have issued a joint declaration on animal welfare, calling on the European Union to improve further animal welfare for those species where there are...
09 December 2014
Call for Research to Improve Welfare of Managed Animals
UK - BBSRC is committed to ensuring high standards of welfare for all managed animals, and is seeking responsive mode applications under its welfare of managed animals priority....
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