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Continued vigilance and joint working are our best defence against Bluetongue Listing Image
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Recognising animal welfare as a public good

08 Jan 2018 | John Fishwick | Political

One Health was at the heart of Michael Gove’s speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, at which he set out his vision for farming post-Brexit and described what he regards as “public goods”. However, animal health and welfare took a back seat.

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Avian Influenza update

08 Jun 2017 | John Fishwick | Public health

Find out the latest advice and guidance around Avian Influenza - this page will be periodically updated to reflect the current Avian Influenza (AI) situation in the UK. Last updated 2 March 2018.

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Avian Influenza 16 May 2017 update

16 May 2017 | John Fishwick | Poultry

APHA have announced that the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (APIZ) has been lifted across most of England.  However, the APIZ does remain in place in some districts - see the situation and current guidance for the UK.

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Avian Influenza 7 May 2017 update

05 May 2017 | John Fishwick

Just as it seemed all was clear on the Avian Influenza (AI) front, two new cases have been confirmed in a small backyard flocks of chickens in Lancashire (4 and 7 May 2017).

Avian Influenza 13 April 2017 update Listing Image
A veterinary update on Avian Influenza (AI) Listing Image
Responsible use of antibiotics - what’s it all about? Listing Image

Responsible use of antibiotics - what’s it all about?

15 Nov 2016 | John Fishwick | Sheep

No one can have failed to notice the recent surge of publicity on the topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need for antibiotics to be used and prescribed responsibly. The whole issue has been brought sharply into focus by the publication in May this year of a report by Jim O’Neill reviewing the area of antimicrobial resistance globally.

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