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In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of pain in farm animals which has led to changes in the way we approach painful conditions and procedures. Pain in farm animals has been shown to adversely affect normal behaviour such as lying and feeding, reduce weight gain, increase stress and ultimately reduce animal welfare1,2. Dehorning is no exception. Studies have... Read More
Kindly written by Chris Watton, of The Royal Veterinary College. The Udder marathon was held at Cassionbury Park Watford on the 29th September, the sun was shining and the cow costumes were amazing. This year we saw more runners than ever dress up as cows and run the 5km and 10km circuits in aid of Farming for All’s Farm Care Project. The Farm Care project was started in 2010 and is run alongside... Read More
South West Cattle Specialist Rep Mark and North West and Wales Cattle Specialist Rep Dewi were both pleased to be back at the South West Dairy Show, held on the 2nd October at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Thankfully for the show organisers, overnight rain had put a temporary halt on maize harvesting and the attendance was excellent. As always, it was good to get... Read More
The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) calls on the EU institutions to promote the responsible use of veterinary medicines within the EU antibiotic strategy. Read More
Photo of attendees on the RABDF walk discussing pain relief in calves
Boehringer-Ingelheim was pleased to be a principle sponsor of a series of farm walks organised by the RABDF this September. Mary Cook of Smokey Farm, Taunton, Somerset was the host on the 18th of September where fine weather and the promise of an interesting and wide range of topics for discussion helped to attract a crowd of more than 130 farmers. Boehringer were represented by Veterinary... Read More
Metacam pain image of cow
In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of pain in farm animals which has lead to changes in the way we approach painful conditions and procedures. Pain in farm animals has been shown to adversely affect normal behaviour such as lying and feeding, reduce weight gain, increase stress and ultimately reduce animal welfare1,2. And dehorning is no exception. Studies have... Read More

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Date of preparation: Jul 2013. AHD 7729. Use Medicines Responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible)