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22 November 2017
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 2
MINI SERIES part 2 - Regulatory and political context. Nigel Gibbens, Professor Peter Borriello, Sue Hayman MP and Rick Clayton address the regulatory and political discussions happening right now, and...
Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD),...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 3
MINI SERIES part 3 – Working together. David Caffall, Mike Murray, Chris Laurence and David Calpin discuss how delegates can work together to ensure that the animal health sector gets the best deal out...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
21 November 2017
Antimicrobial potential of essential oil feed additives
A recent study has indicated that a number of plant-derived essential oils are effective as natural alternatives to synthetic food additives, particularly as antimicrobial agents. ...
Low-cost animal disease diagnostics on the horizon
Two UK organisations have successfully secured funding to develop a low-cost animal disease diagnostic tool. ...
20 November 2017
Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
Livestock worrying costs farming sector £1.3million
The NFU is urging local authorities to take measures to prevent livestock worrying, with dog attacks becoming a growing concern for farmers....
17 November 2017
Risks to UK welfare standards: Brexit Bill rejects animal sentience
MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill....
U.S. pig farmers continue focus on antibiotic stewardship
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased...
Aptimmune launches industry’s first inactivated mucosal IAV-S
Aptimmune Biologics introduces the industry’s first inactivated mucosal influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) vaccine administered via nasal spray. ...
16 November 2017
Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More
If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters B. More full value pigs C. Greater weaning capacity D. All of the above...
Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
15 November 2017
NFU writes to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Budget Statement
With one week until the Autumn Budget Statement release, the NFU has written to Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to highlight the importance of British farming and the fiscal measures required to ensure it...
Schedule set for mandatory CCTV initiative in English abattoirs
Mandatory installation of CCTV and recording of all activities within slaughterhouses in England by Spring 2018, under a new legislative proposal announced by Defra....
14 November 2017
Piggery monitoring sparks Danish interest
Monitoring of piggeries in Britain has attracted interest from the Danes. Dr Sadie Douglas was asked to speak to producers about this system at the prestigious Annual Pig Congress at Herning, via live...
'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
Lessons learned from PRRS outbreak investigations
It’s been three decades since veterinarians and researchers first recognized porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).[1] Despite years of research and experience, the disease still causes...
13 November 2017
AusScan on the move
AusScan is gaining momentum globally, with scan numbers increasing from 2200 in the 2015 launch year to 11,882 in 2016 and on target to eclipse 22,000 scans in 2017, indicating the high value it is providing...
10 November 2017
PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differ
Three porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study* equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross lung-lesion...
Euthanasia workshops: helping pork producers to provide proper humane animal care
Pork producers are committed to ensuring their pigs receive proper humane care, but, despite their best efforts, not every pig will make it to market. ...
09 November 2017
WHO guidelines on antimicrobials spark debate
This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new guidelines on antimicrobial use on farms and within the food industry, inciting polar responses from veterinary and agricultural departments across...
08 November 2017
Agromed appoints Japan Nutrition as distributor for OptiCell®
Agromed Austria, a leading provider of premium natural feed additives, has signed a distribution agreement with Japan Nutrition (JNC), under which they will actively market OptiCell® to the livestock...
European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines
Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)...
07 November 2017
Staffordshire pig producer lands major US deal for its "ground-breaking" pen
Multi-award-winning pig production firm, Midland Pig Producers (MPP), has clinched a major new deal to export its pioneering pig pen design to the US....
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition introduces CERTILLUS
Pronounced “sir-till-us,” this exciting portfolio of products presents specific solutions to the challenges producers face related to pathogenic threats on their specific operation....
06 November 2017
RCVS releases new position statement on complementary and alternative medicines
On Thursday 2nd November, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council approved a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathy....
02 November 2017
Slash antibiotic use with a holistic approach
ABC advocates holistic approach to antibiotic use: pig farmers concerned with reducing antibiotic use could learn from practises used in the poultry industry to promote herd health....
MPP appoints new distributor for award-winning pen
The creators of a pioneering farrowing pen, which is challenging conventional farrowing systems across the globe, have announced the appointment of a new distributor....
 
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