Brexit ‘most defining political event’ for protection of livestock

Mar 5, 2018

Leaving the EU will be one of the “most defining political events” for the protection of UK animals, including livestock, according to a new report. The lesser acknowledged animal welfare impacts of Brexit include a shortage of vets, costlier veterinary medicine, and an increase in the numbers of animals used in research, according to a new report by the Green Party. Keith Taylor MEP has launched his new ‘Animals and Brexit’ report at the Green Party’s Spring conference in Bournemouth on Saturday, 3 March. The report details every piece of EU legislation safeguarding animal welfare and models the threats and opportunities presented by Brexit. It also assesses the impact the most likely Brexit scenarios will have on the current protections offered to the four main classifications of animals covered by EU law: farmed animals, animals used in research, wildlife and companion animals. ’Significant threat’ According to the study, the UK government’s post-Brexit trade and migration agendas pose a “significant threat” to the welfare of farmed animals and access to high-quality... ...

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Police considering dog DNA database to tackle livestock worrying

Feb 26, 2018

New data prompts rethink from National Police Chief’s Council  Police are exploring the idea of a dog DNA database to help tackle the problem of livestock worrying. The measure is one of a number of recommendations made in the Livestock Worrying Police Working Group Final Report, published last week (21 February) by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC). Other proposals include giving police officers more power to confiscate dogs who repeatedly worry livestock and placing a legal obligation on dog owners to report livestock attacks. The investigation involving police forces from across the UK found that there have been 1705 recorded incidents of livestock worrying since September 2013. Many of these incidents involved repeat offenders and, in the majority of incidents, the dog owner was not around at the time of the attack. NPCCs chief constable David Jones said that the project “provided hard data showing livestock worrying is a very significant issue for farmers”. “We need dog-owners to take responsibility for their animals – not just by putting their dogs... ...

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Towards an Enabling Regulatory Environment for Livestock Health

Dec 21, 2017

Animal health management has important implications for poverty reduction and economic growth. Edna Kallon, K. Aleks Schaefer and Felix Frewer at Worldbank discuss the importance of good regulations to encourage the registration of quality assured products, and provide a snapshot of initial results of data collection efforts for the regulation of VMPs. ...

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Veterinary Vaccines Market Worth $12.6 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 6.2%: Grand View Research, Inc.

Dec 18, 2017

The global veterinary vaccines market is expected to reach USD 12.6 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rise in the outbreak of livestock diseases, expanding livestock population and increasing zoonotic diseases are driving the market growth. Increasing awareness regarding commercially available vaccines is pushing the adoption globally. However, higher costs associated with storage is challenging the growth and restricting the entry of new players. This market has emerged to be one of the profitable investment options seeking attention and investments from both government and non-government players. Rise in the number of pet owners and their shifting focus towards healthy animal practices are some other factors propelling the growth of the market. Government intervention in distribution channel on the other hand, is affecting the profitability of the veterinary vaccine manufacturers. The bulk purchase and supply of livestock vaccines by countries such as India and Alaska that have large livestock population are reducing the profit margins of the vaccine manufacturers’ through bulk pricing. Further Key Findings From... ...

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Global Veterinary Ultrasound Scanners Market: Increase in Meat Consumption Aids Growth, observes TMR

Dec 11, 2017

Transparency Market Research (TMR) states that the competition in the global veterinary ultrasound scanners market is likely to intensify in the coming few years. Some of the leading players such as Samsung Medison Co., Ltd, Esaote SpA, Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd, and BCF Technology Ltd are expected to focus on emerging economies to expand their businesses in the near future. Furthermore, growing focus on developing better handheld devices is also projected to support the market’s growth in the near future. Companies are also projected to develop budget-friendly machines in order to appeal to a wider subscriber base in the foreseeable future. According to the research report, the global veterinary ultrasound scanners market is likely to be worth US$179.4 mn by the end of 2025 from US$ 103.0 mn in 2016. During the forecast period of 2017 and 2025, the global market is poised to surge at a CAGR of 6%. Out of the various products, the global market will be led by portable/handheld ultrasound scanners due to the... ...

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Nutriad Acquires Partners’ Interest In China

Dec 4, 2017

A global leader in flavor and sweetener solutions for animal feed, Nutriad announced it acquired the 45% share stake of its’ local partner into FFI. Upon completion of the share purchase Nutriad will own 100% of the Nantong based company, that produces and markets a palatability portfolio in China. The company reconfirmed its ambition to achieve accelerated growth in the Chinese feed market and increase its’ market share across all species. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. China, home to the world’s largest population in the world, is the leading producer of livestock products and animal feed. Over the past decades the country has continously increased commercial feed production, reaching an estimated volume of around 200 million metric tonnes. The market trend of consilidation and innovation is backed up by a growing protein demand. Dominant in pork production and with strong developments across other species provides, the market provides opportunities for product offering targeting feed & food safety, gut health, preservation and feed intake. “Feed Flavour International is a... ...

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Tri-Solfen registered in New Zealand for sheep and cattle husbandry procedures

Nov 16, 2017

Medical Ethics Pty Ltd (“Medical Ethics” or “the Group”), a commercial and development company focused on pain mitigation in wounds for humans and animals, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Animal Ethics Pty Ltd (Animal Ethics), has successfully registered Tri-Solfen in New Zealand for sheep and cattle husbandry procedures. Tri-Solfen is a local anaesthetic and antiseptic gel spray that adheres well to wounds and acts as a barrier to environmental stimuli, promotes haemostasis and improve wound healing. Tri-Solfen was registered through the Ministry for Primary Industries, which leads and facilitates the management of animal welfare policy and practice in New Zealand.   Over one billion livestock animals globally undergo highly invasive painful husbandry procedures annually. Tri-Solfen is already registered in Australia separately for sheep and cattle husbandry procedures, where it is marketed and distributed by Bayer Animal Health, a global leader in animal health. To date, Tri-Solfen has been used to successfully treat over 80 million animals undergoing routine surgeries in the Australian livestock industries.   Animal Ethics accelerated the... ...

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CVO – work to be done on antimicrobial use

Nov 13, 2017

Latest UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance figures show antimicrobial use in food-producing animals has decreased. UK CVO Nigel Gibbens has urged small animal practitioners to take “a hard look” at the way they prescribe antimicrobials, following the publication of the latest UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance (VARSS) figures that show antimicrobial use in food-producing animals has fallen by more than 27% in the last two years – the lowest level since records began. A drop in usage from 62mg/kg in 2014 to 45mg/kg in 2016 means a Government target of 50mg/kg – set following recommendations in the 2016 O’Neill Review on antimicrobial resistance – has been hit two years ahead of schedule. While Prof Gibbens welcomed the reduction in usage of antimicrobials in the farming sector, he was quick to point out more work needed to be done, particularly in the companion and equine sector, where he said figures were “not great”. “We won’t forget we need to deal with that,” Prof Gibbens commented at the Responsible Use... ...

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Veterinary/Animal Vaccines Market to Grow at 5.9% CAGR to 2022 Led by Europe – ReportsnReports

Nov 13, 2017

Veterinary/Animal Vaccines Market Size will reach $8.66 billion by 2022 from $6.50 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 5.9% between (2017-2022) driven by the growth in livestock population and repeated breakouts of livestock diseases; increasing adoption of companion animals; rising incidence of zoonotic diseases; initiatives by various government agencies, animal associations, and leading players; and the introduction of new types of vaccines in the market. The key players in the veterinary vaccines market are Zoetis (US), Merck Animal Health (US), Elanco (US), Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany), Ceva (France), Phibro Animal Health (US), and Virbac (France). Other notable players operating in this market include Vetoquinol (France), Hester (India), Hipra (Spain), IDT Biologika (Germany), China Animal Husbandry (China), Biogenesis Bago (Argentina), Tianjin Ringpu (China), and Jinyu Bio-technology (China). Geographically, Europe is the largest market for veterinary vaccines market, followed by North America but the APAC region is expected to witness the highest growth in the forecast period. This growth is primarily attributed to rising pet adoption, expansion of key vaccine players in... ...

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