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19-Jun-24

Bluetongue does not affect human health or food safety.

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has urged farmers to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus.

Last November, APHA and The Pirbright Institute identified the first case of the disease in Great Britain through the annual bluetongue surveillance programme.

23-May-24

While the cold and quite often wet weather in early spring made lambing harder work than usual in many parts of the UK, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) Group says it also reduced the nematodirus threat to 2024-born lambs – something that has been demonstrated by the SCOPS Nematodirus Forecast.

17-May-24

Annnouncements made by the Prime Minister at yesterday’s Farm To Fork Summit related to the Pathway; new funding to support cattle, sheep and pig farmers to tackle endemic diseases and the Laying Hen Housing For Health and Welfare Grant. Minister Spencer also covered this in further detail as part of his speech to the Pig and Poultry Fair in Birmingham this morning.

15-May-24

AHWP have a newsletter Pathfinder. Sign up details are in the first issue and you can use content freely in practice newsletters/social media etc.

https://news.mailshot.defra.gov.uk/9724/Design/24v-4j782

More info on the Endemics Programme funding expected in the next issue.

07-May-24

Bluetongue does not affect human health or food safety.

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has urged farmers to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus after the disease was found in cattle and sheep in Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk.

06-May-24

While it’s been a busy time on farm for many with spring lambing and calving taking place, the RH&W group working across the four nations continue in our collective efforts to share insights, explore research and progress welfare strategies.

25-Apr-24

Excited to share the news that we have just published the first issue of the brand-new newsletter for the Pathway; Pathfinder.

24-Apr-24

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has unveiled its programme for BVA Live 2024, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on 6-7 June. This year’s event will have a particular focus on contextualised care throughout each stream; recognising that appropriate and proportionate care is tailored to the needs of both the animal and the client, and includes an understanding of the owner’s finances, lifestyle, preferences, and their ability to provide suitable care.

22-Apr-24

Bluetongue does not affect human health or food safety.

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has urged farmers to remain vigilant for bluetongue virus after the disease was found in cattle and sheep in Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk.

18-Apr-24

You can now apply for an Animal Health and Welfare grant through the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) 2024. 

The deadline to apply is midday 1 May 2024.

18-Apr-24

Being aware of and prepared for the risk that notifiable and new and emerging diseases pose to animals, and maintaining effective biosecurity to protect them has never been more critical.

15-Apr-24

We Need Your Help?

We are looking to raise funds to sponsor delegates from lower income countries attend the ISVA 2025

If you would like to get involved with fundraising please contact Ian Gill at ianmgill55@gmail.com

 

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