23 July 2024

After some very wet weather in 2024, there is a heightened risk of ergot and fusarium infection in some crops, which poses a risk to livestock. Find out what is affected, what to look out for and what action you can take.

23 July 2024

Livestock farmers in the UK are being encouraged to be familiar with how to spot for signs of ergot and fusarium, as there could be an increased presence of the two types of fungi in grain harvested this summer.

2 July 2024

On 19 June 2024, Defra announced the availability further funds to help tackle endemic diseases.

29 May 2024

Medicines are used to treat disease in people and in animals. It is important to use medicines appropriately when animals are sick to protect their welfare and restore them to health. The aim is to use as little as possible, but it is also important to use as much as is necessary to prevent unnecessary suffering and maintain animal welfare

29 May 2024

The UK Pig Industry Welfare Training Platform has been updated to include best practice for moving and handling pigs outdoors and in straw pens.

2 April 2024

Find out why relatives of lame sheep often become lame as well

3 July 2024

Resources for vets and vet-led teams with official and practical guidance for carrying out Annual Health and Welfare Reviews

17 November 2023

If you are still facing pneumonia outbreaks after cleaning the shed and addressing the environment and nutrition, it's time to look at things from the calf's perspective.

13 October 2023

This report from the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC) recounts the activities of the council during 2021 and 2022.

6 October 2023

It is essential that youngstock housing provides for calves' needs, ensuring health and performance are optimised and regulations complied with. This page discusses how layout and construction can be used to the affect.

6 October 2023

Feeding is one of the main tasks of calf husbandry, and it requires a lot of money, time and effort. Designing your housing to make feeding easier will greatly benefit you and your team

30 October 2023

Well-designed cattle handling facilities make handling more efficient and help reduce stress and injuries.