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Vets respond to Labour’s animal welfare plan

Vets respond to Labour’s animal welfare plan The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a 50-point action plan on animal welfare from the Labour Party. Published on 14 February, the draft policy entitled ‘Animal Welfare For The Many, Not The Few’, looks at banning the live export of animals for slaughter, strengthening the Hunting Act and enshrining the principal of animal sentience in law. Read More
Labour launches action plan for animal welfare

Labour launches action plan for animal welfare
The Labour Party has called for a ban on third party puppy sales and a comprehensive review of animal testing as part of its strategy for improving animal welfare in the United Kingdom. The party’s 50-point policy document also sets out plans to enshrine the... Read More

Give 'hugs, not pugs' this Valentine's Day

Give 'hugs, not pugs' this Valentine's Day
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the BVA has written to the greeting card industry appealing for their help to suppress the demand for brachycephalic pets. A survey of UK vets found that looks, popularity and a high profile on merchandise are the top three... Read More


Vets urged to join fight against brachycephalism

Vets urged to join fight against brachycephalism
Website aims to show strength of feeling from...

Owners don blindfolds to prepare for blind rescue dog

Owners don blindfolds to prepare for blind rescue dog
Tina was rescued from a home with 40 other dogs Read More

Survey shows gaps in owner knowledge of behaviour

Survey shows gaps in owner knowledge of behaviour
#DogKind report reveals dog owners are still using negative training methods Read More


New method improves racehorse welfare after tendon injury

New method improves racehorse welfare after tendon injury
System uses ultrasound to help vets make informed...

Equine health survey highlights dental problems

Equine health survey highlights dental problems
Dental disease a common issue for horses in the UK Read More

New vaccine protects horses against strangles

New vaccine protects horses against strangles
Strangvac highlights potential of DNA sequencing Read More


Public education key to preventing spread of disease - study

Public education key to preventing spread of disease - study
Researchers assess effect of rabies awareness...

Project to tackle deadly tick-borne disease in India

Project to tackle deadly tick-borne disease in India
KFD can be fatal to humans and primates Read More

Ground squirrels shed light on new stroke treatments

Ground squirrels shed light on new stroke treatments
Molecule could help to protect brain cells in human stroke patients Read More


Seal surge prompts RSPCA to launch urgent appeal

Seal surge prompts RSPCA to launch urgent appeal
Extreme weather sees record number admitted to wildlife centres

Rat owners urged to practise safe handling
Investigation confirms Seoul virus infection in humans

Problem-solving a 'key factor’ for the success of grey squirrels
Study shows greys are better at complex tasks than reds

VET Festival announces nursing stream

VET Festival announces nursing stream
Event aims to leave nurses ‘empowered and inspired’

MBE for veterinary nurse Hayley Walters
New Year’s Honour recognises services to animal welfare

VN Voice Poll to share findings with PAW Report
BVNA members urged to offer insights on animal welfare


AgResults launches second phase of Brucellosis competition

AgResults launches second phase of Brucellosis competition
Veterinary organisations urged to collaborate on vaccine innovation

Scientists find potential toxoplasmosis drug target
Study reveals enzyme crucial for the parasite’s survival

New animal welfare module for students in China
Model teaches concepts such as sentience and ethics

Wales offers its first ‘dog-friendly cinema’

Wales offers its first ‘dog-friendly cinema’
Canine viewers watched Homeward Bound with their owners

Giraffes enjoy Valentine’s Day enrichment
Zoo keepers provide heart-shaped wreath of tasty flowers

Bubble machine is a hit with zoo’s penguins
Colony filmed chasing and popping bubbles

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Survey seeks to learn about racehorse aftercareSurvey seeks to learn about racehorse aftercare

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching a survey to improve understanding of aftercare for thoroughbreds. The survey has been emailed to trainers, who are asked to share their own experiences, with a focus on life after horses finish their racing careers. It forms part of an equine health and welfare strategy being developed by the BHA.



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Tributes paid to veterinary receptionist killed in helicopter crashTributes paid to veterinary receptionist killed in helicopter crash

Tributes have been paid to one of the youngest victims of the Grand Canyon helicopter crash, Becky Dobson, 27, who worked as a veterinary receptionist for Vets4Pets in Worthing, West Sussex.

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