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Culicoides genome to boost knowledge of livestock viruses

Scientists have sequenced the biting midge genome, paving the way for better control of these insects, which transmit a range of important viruses on UK …

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New test for ‘equine equivalent of HIV’ now available

A diagnostic test to identify new equine virus, thought to be present in up to 10% of horses, is available for the first time. A …

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Majority of top rabbit health issues ‘down to diet’

BVA issues top tips to pet owners  Rabbit diet is in the spotlight this week as the BVA reveals five out of the top six …

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Concern over ‘US-style’ farming in the UK

Footage and images reveal industrial-scale beef units New research suggests the UK is now home to nearly a dozen industrial-scale beef facilities, the largest of …

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New ‘key essentials’ on managing diabetes in pets published by Companion Animal

A new set of notes on “key essentials” of diabetes mellitus in pets has been produced to assist vets in general practice to manage their …

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Take These Steps for Better Livestock Grazing in 2018

Droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods – these are just a few of the challenges livestock producers across the country faced in 2017. Looking ahead, it’s …

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Riding styles can affect movement and lameness

Researchers assess how different riding styles influence movement symmetry Researchers at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and the RVC have published new research that considers …

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Slaughterhouse CCTV law laid before parliament

Legislation to come into force in May 2018 New legislation making CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses has been laid before parliament today. Under the proposals, …

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Alpaca blood donation event brings BBC Countryfile to Derby

A veterinary company has held its first ever alpaca blood donation event for local farmers, bringing BBC Countryfile TV crews to Derby to document it. …

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Help to run a pet health plan is as important as fee collection, according to practice owners and managers

Simplyhealth Professionals, the leading provider of preventive health plans for cats, dogs, rabbits and horses, has reported the results of a survey* that found that …

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