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11 August 2016
MP Congratulates Improve on its Government Contract Success
UK - On Friday 22 July 2016, Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, visited a business in his constituency to congratulate the team on its success in winning and delivering a major government...
26 July 2016
BVA Urges UK Governments to Protect Status of Vets, VNs in Brexit Negotiations
UK - Following the EU referendum, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging UK governments to protect the status of EU veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who are currently living...
25 July 2016
Greyhound Racing Ban a Courageous Move
AUSTRALIA - The peak body for veterinarians has supported the move by New South Wales to ban greyhound racing, while also expressing concern about the animals affected....
24 June 2016
Better Animal Welfare Top of Election Agenda for Vets
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) 2016 federal election policy platform is calling for the new government to improve its animal welfare framework....
23 June 2016
New Strain of Rabbit Virus Spreading Across South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity South Australia has confirmed a new strain of calcivirus is sweeping through rabbit colonies in parts of regional South Australia....
21 June 2016
Better In or Out - What Could Tomorrow's Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Animal Welfare?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016), here I will try to sum up the...
20 June 2016
Tougher Measures Needed to Control Cat Population
UK - More than one in two people have witnessed the UK’s cat population boom in the last 10 years and 92 per cent are demanding tougher regulations to address the issue....
16 June 2016
Cross-Border Dog and Cat Re-homing to be Restricted
EU - International rehoming of dogs and cats should not be carried out as a standard practice EU Dog & Cat Alliance member organisations have agreed this week. Instead members will work preventatively...
14 June 2016
International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the...
07 June 2016
Shocking Rise in Fatal Attacks Leads to Calls for Tougher Air Gun Laws
UK - An alarming rise in fatal air gun attacks on cats has led to calls for a change in legislation to restrict the sale and use of air weapons....
01 June 2016
There is More Than One Way to Desex a Dog
AUSTRALIA - With mandatory desexing soon to come into effect in South Australia, the Australian Veterinary Association is urging the South Australian government to adopt a broader definition...
24 May 2016
New Initiative to Control Stray Dog Population
GLOBAL - The OIE has launches its first one-year communication campaign dedicated to the fight against the increasing number of stray dogs. This initiative is targeted at Balkan countries, where...
17 May 2016
Feral Cats Threaten Australia’s Native Animals
AUSTRALIA - It’s been known for some time that feral cats are a serious threat to small to medium-sized native mammals, but a ground-breaking study into their behaviour has revealed how feral...
06 May 2016
Veterinary Submission to Hendra Vaccine Inquiry Sets Out a Way Forward
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association, on behalf of its 9,000 members, has provided a detailed submission to the Queensland government’s inquiry into the Hendra virus vaccine....
28 April 2016
Cat Charity Upset at Plans to Shoot Feral Cats
SCOTLAND, UK - Documents from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (one of 20 partners in Scottish Wildcat Action) have revealed that feral domestic cats in Scotland will be shot if caught...
25 April 2016
New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
21 April 2016
Amendments Made to Horse Racing – Cobalt and Shoes
UK - The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced the details of two amendments to the Rules of Racing which came into effect from 2 April 2016....
19 April 2016
Police Issue Further Warnings After Attacks on Sheep
UK - Another branch of the police, this time the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, has asked for dog owners to keep their pets on leads after two more attacks on sheep last week....
12 April 2016
Get Your Cat Neutered and Microchipped for Just £5
WALES - A new scheme to encourage cat owners across Wales to get their pets neutered and microchipped has been launched....
11 April 2016
Has Your Dog Been Chipped? If Not You May Face a Big Fine
UK - Have you microchipped your dog? Because if you haven’t had your canine companion chipped by the 6th April then you may be breaking the law. It is estimated that around 1.8 million dogs...
06 April 2016
All Owners Must Make Sure Dogs are Microchipped from Today
UK - From today (6 April 2016) it is compulsory for owners to ensure their dog is microchipped....
05 April 2016
RCVS Produces New Guidance on Compulsory Dog Microchipping
UK - The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has produced new guidance for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on the compulsory microchipping regulations for dogs, which will...
04 April 2016
Dog Microchipping Now Compulsory in Ireland
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney is reminding all dog owners that new arrangements requiring all dogs to be both microchipped and registered on an authorised...
Owners of Working Dogs Should Embrace Microchips
UK - NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is reminding those with working dogs that, from April 6th 2016, all dogs must be micro chipped by law and that failing to comply may result...
01 April 2016
How Might the 2016 Budget Affect Your Equestrian Business
UK - In the UK's 2016 Budget announcement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that he is more than doubling small business rate relief....
 
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