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18 March 2014
Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme...
Brazil's Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan
BRAZIL – Pakistan could start buying Brazilian chicken meat, says the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF)....
Taking a Closer Look at the Impact of PEDV
US - Warning: You may finish reading today’s edition joining President Truman in his demand for “a [expletive deleted]...
Abattoirs Found Effective at Battling Pathogens
UK – A study into pathogens and zoonoses on pig carcases at slaughter has shown a lower prevalence of bacteria on the carcases...
14 March 2014
Texas Tech Scientist Raises Concern of Using Beta Agonists in Beef Cattle
US - Use of certain animal drugs known as beta agonists in cattle production has received considerable attention both in...
12 March 2014
Vion Food Furious over Forced Closure of Beef Processing Plant
GERMANY - Meat processing company VION Foods has hit out at the authorities in Schleswig Holstein for closing down its slaughterhouse...
Full National Pig Traceability Becomes Mandatory
CANADA - Canada’s mandatory national pig traceability system comes into force will come into force on 1 July. ...
10 March 2014
Canada Pig Sector Adopts Welfare Friendly Practices
CANADA – After three years of multi-stakeholder consultations and a 60-day public comment period that drew record-setting...
US Calls for Taiwan to Set Limit for Ractopamine in Pork
US & TAIWAN - The is continuing to call on Taiwan to establish a maximum residue level (MRL) for the beta-agonist, ractopamine,...
Malaysia Tightens up on Unlicensed Poultry Slaughterhouses
MALAYSIA - Nearly 80 per cent of 2,000 poultry slaughterhouses in Malaysia are unlicensed and not registered with the Veterinary...
07 March 2014
Animal Welfare Group Takes Back Food Retailer's Award
UK - The Co-operative Food group says its brand of chickens enjoy lower stocking densities than required for Red Tractor...
06 March 2014
Australia's Pig Breeders Abandon Sow Stalls
AUSTRALIA - More than 60 per cent of the country's sows are now kept in group housing systems, according to the results of...
04 March 2014
5m Publishing Expands its Animal Care Coverage
UK - 5m Publishing is expanding its coverage of animal health and welfare beyond the farm gate....
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Adds to Canadian Pig Sector Woes
CANADA - It has been a long winter and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has added to the woes of the Canadian pig industry,...
03 March 2014
New Stunning System for Broilers Shows Promise
NETHERLANDS - New research from Wageningen University shows that broilers can be satisfactorily stunned when they are held...
Call for Pig Producers to Prioritise Vehicle Cleanliness
UK - Pig producers must make sure they have biosecurity measures in place to reduce the risk of disease spread from livestock...
Forum to Explore Animal Welfare and the Law
UK - The forthcoming Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum will explore whether a legal muddle is causing unnecessary...
26 February 2014
Chinese Cities to Try Poultry-safety Plan
CHINA - South China's Guangdong province, where a number of H7N9 virus bird flu cases have been reported since this winter,...
24 February 2014
Panel Addresses Hidden Camera Investigation at Kentucky Hog Farm
US - A panel of farm animal care specialists created to analyse undercover video investigations at livestock farms has examined...
21 February 2014
US Egg Producers Step Back from Egg Bill, Welfare Campaign Group
US - United Egg Producers (UEP) has ended its support of The Egg Bill and agreed with an animal rights group not to continue...
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