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07 November 2014
UK-designed Farrowing Pen Attracts Worldwide Interest
UK - A pioneering pig birthing pen designed and created by a Staffordshire farmer is now being sold across the globe, it has been revealed. ...
06 November 2014
Finnish Study Finds Good Pig Welfare Brings Economic Benefits
FINLAND - A new study from the University of Helsinki shows that improving animal welfare can have a beneficial impact on sow productivity through an increase in piglets born alive and a shorter farrowing...
Pig Welfare Researcher Features in Smithfield Sustainability Stories
US - Smithfield Foods is continuing its 'Sustainability Stories' web series with a look at animal care with its latest feature on a young leader in animal welfare....
04 November 2014
Study Reveals Differences in Animal Welfare Training across Europe
EU - According to a new study, the main differences in farm animal welfare education across Europe seem to be in the reduced number of hours of education, less interactive teaching and fewer courses in...
03 November 2014
Supports for Canada's National Swine Health Surveillance Program
CANADA - The Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians has committed its support to the continued operation of Canada's national swine health surveillance program, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 October 2014
Amendments to the Certificate of Competence in Pig Husbandry
UK - The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production....
29 October 2014
African Swine Fever Detected in Wild Boar in Estonia
ESTONIA - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever reported and confirmed in the Vorumaa region of Estonia. ...
28 October 2014
New CEO Joins National Office of Animal Health
UK - The NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11 2014....
21 October 2014
New Investment into Feed Enzyme Research in Canada
CANADA - Concordia researcher Adrian Tsang is awarded Genomic Applications Partnership Program funds to develop and commercialise a next-generation enzyme supplement....
20 October 2014
Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme of...
15 October 2014
AHVLA Report: Klebsiella Mastitis in Sows in August 2014
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has looked into outbreaks of reproductive failure due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, the first Klebsiella pneumoniae septicaemia...
10 October 2014
Zagreb Symposium to Address Food Animal Welfare around Slaughter
CROATIA - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is holding its 'International Symposium 2015: Recent Advances II' on food animal welfare during transport, marketing and slaughter in Zagreb on 16 and 17...
08 October 2014
Upcoming Meeting on Animal Welfare at End of Life
US - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host the 'Humane Endings' symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals near Chicago on 3 to 5 November 2014....
07 October 2014
New Hog Movement Reporting Requirements in Canada
CANADA - New requirements for the mandatory reporting of all movements of live hogs within Canada took effect 1 July, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Risks Associated with Feral Wild Boar
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities says the public needs to be made more aware of the potential risks posed by feral wild boar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 October 2014
European Livestock Sector Collaborates on Sustainable Development
DENMARK - Research in technology and biology provides new development opportunities for European livestock farming, delegates to the recent European Association of Animal Production (EAAP) conference heard...
South African Retail Chain Commits to Sow Stall-free Supply Chain
SOUTH AFRICA - The country's second largest supermarket chain - Pick n Pay - has committed to source all of its pork from farmers who do not use sow stalls by December 2016, according to Compassion in...
02 October 2014
Zoetis Announces Recipients of Honouring Caregivers Award
US - Zoetis is honouring five exemplary pig caregivers - selected from more than 130 nominations - for their contributions to the pork industry with the Honoring Caregivers Award....
01 October 2014
Calls for Transparency on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
THE NETHERLANDS - As global experts come together at the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam, the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) reinforces its...
African Swine Fever Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - There has been one new case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Pskov oblast in the west of Russia....
30 September 2014
Two New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Two wild boar have been found infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Vilnius region of Lithuania. ...
Hidden Camera Footage Sparks Hog Welfare Investigation
CANADA - An independent investigation has been launched into animal care and transportation following hidden camera footage of pig mistreatment....
26 September 2014
Pig Welfare Awards Presented to Chinese Producers
CHINA - International farm animal welfare charity, Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), has presented the first pig welfare awards to eight Chinese producers in London, encouraging more Chinese producers...
25 September 2014
White House Issues Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
US - The National Pork Producers Council issued a statement agreeing with the President’s actions by acknowledging that “more epidemiological research is needed to understand the key drivers of increased...
24 September 2014
Concerns over Expanding Feral Wild Boar Populations
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is raising the alarm over the potential risks posed by expanding populations of feral wild boar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 September 2014
Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare' in Zagreb on 14 and 15 July 2015....
18 September 2014
Confidential Reporting Service Maintaining Pig Welfare
UK - To help maintain high standards of animal welfare on British pig farms, the National Pig Association is introducing a Confidential Reporting Service. The service will also protect pig-keepers from...
Conference Highlights Advances in Research of Livestock Virus Diseases
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious...
17 September 2014
Improved Assurance-Food Safety On-Farm Programme
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to apply for funding being made available to improve on-farm food safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and workplace health and safety...
Commission Reviews Control Measures against African Swine Fever
EU - The European Commission has updated its regionalised control measures to combat the spread of African swine fever (ASF)....
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