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A new post, “Annual health and welfare review of livestock now available to more farmers in England” has just been published on the Farming blog.


Following active surveillance within the 10km temporary control zone (TCZ), a further four cases of bluetongue serotype 3 (BTV-3) have been identified in cattle on two additional farms.


Figures from the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) latest Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey, published during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November), show a sharp increase in vets reporting concerns over antimicrobial resistance (AMR) when following the cascade to make prescribing decisions.


BVA is currently looking for new members of BVA Council, based in Scotland, North West, East of England, and South West.


Farmers, vets, organisations and industry professionals from across the whole sheep industry  have joined forces, through Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W), to launch the new UK Sheep Welfare Strategy for 2023-2028.

The strategy, which is the first of its kind for the sector, is designed to help the whole industry show progress in sheep welfare by 2028.


Bluetongue has been confirmed in a single animal near Canterbury, Kent. Livestock keepers must remain vigilant and follow the restrictions on animal movements.


New reports show that sales of veterinary antibiotics in the UK are at the lowest level ever recorded.

Today, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate released its latest UK-Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Sales Surveillance (VARSS) Report while the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) also released its own report, the RUMA Targets Task Force 2 progress report.


The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Annual Conference is the flagship event for animal scientists across the UK and Ireland and beyond.It provides endless opportunities to network, collaborate, socialise, update knowledge and debate with peers.


List of forthcoming ‘Sheep Meet’ events, kindly  funded by Ceva Animal Health.


The first two episodes of a new podcast series from the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) group drop this week, offering yet another tool to the UK sheep industry on this essential topic.


Welcome to the latest issue of the RH&W newsletter.


Livestock farmers would traditionally be expecting to go into peak liver fluke season at this time of year – but experts in the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) and Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainable (COWS) groups say 2023 has been a very strange year in terms of weather patterns.

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