JUNE 2021

News Headlines

Small Animal
AWF calls for research on the animal welfare impacts of breeding
https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/news-article/awf-calls-for-research-on-the-animal-welfare-impacts-of-breeding/
Small Animal
Animals to be formally recognised as sentient beings in UK law
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/12/animals-to-be-formally-recognised-as-sentient-beings-in-uk-law
Small Animal
Orion Animal Health�s Bonqat� (pregabalin) receives positive committee opinion
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/05/17/2230629/0/en/Orion-Animal-Health-s-Bonqat-pregabalin-receives-positive-CVMP-opinion.html
Small Animal
Mouse plague causes national critical shortage of vitamin K for poisoned pets in Australia
https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-06-03/mouse-plague-leads-to-poison-antidote-shortage/100188764
Small Animal
Plans for Scotland's third veterinary school underway
https://news.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=210&catId=610&Id=10285391
Small Animal
Cats must be microchipped under animal care plan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57068182
Small Animal
New law to crackdown on puppy smuggling a massive win for animal welfare, say vets
https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/news-article/new-law-to-crackdown-on-puppy-smuggling-a-massive-win-for-animal-welfare-say-vets/
Equine
Boehringer Ingelheim officially starts equine business in China
https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/press-release/gastrogard-first-imported-equine-drug-china
Equine
Strict new equine herpes virus bylaws to be rolled out globally by Federation Equeste Internationale
https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2021/06/01/equine-herpes-virus-bylaws-global-fei/
Equine
EHV-1 Quarantine Requirements Lifted With Immediate Effect
https://everythinghorseuk.co.uk/ehv-1-quarantine-requirements-lifted-with-immediate-effect/
Farm
Salmonella variants in pigs pose different threats, study says
https://www.farminguk.com/news/salmonella-variants-in-pigs-pose-different-threats-study-says_58262.html
Farm
UK-first project to provide real time data on cow heat stress
https://www.farminguk.com/news/uk-first-project-to-provide-real-time-data-on-cow-heat-stress_58162.html
Farm
Wormer resistance detected in 98% of participating farms
https://www.farminguk.com/news/wormer-resistance-detected-in-98-of-participating-farms_58087.html
Farm
Russia produces first batch of COVID-19 vaccine for animals
https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/russia-produces-first-batch-covid-19-vaccine-animals-regulator-2021-04-30/
Farm
New qualification for farm animal health professionals
https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/19333686.new-qualification-farm-animal-health-professionals/
Farm
NI remains a hotspot for bovine TB
https://www.farmersjournal.ie/ni-remains-a-hotspot-for-bovine-tb-626310
Sustainability
Elanco Releases Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Summary
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210610005079/en/Elanco-Releases-Environmental-Social-and-Governance-ESG-Summary
Sustainability
UK meat industry groups call for veterinary agreement to protect exports to the EU
https://www.thepigsite.com/news/2021/06/uk-meat-industry-groups-call-for-veterinary-agreement-to-protect-exports-to-the-eu
Exotics
SpaceX will launch hundreds of baby squid into space this week
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1444578/spacex-nasa-launch-iss-squid-tardigrades-water-bears-evg
Exotics
Australian vets want land clearing laws changed to better protect native wildlife
https://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/7279998/vets-want-land-clearing-laws-changed-to-better-protect-native-wildlife/
Exotics
UK Government launches second Animal Welfare Bill to protect pets, livestock and wild animals
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-second-animal-welfare-bill-to-protect-pets-livestock-and-wild-animals
General
New survey shows growing awareness of the benefits of veterinary medicines
https://www.noah.co.uk/new-survey-shows-growing-awareness-benefits-veterinary-medicines/
General
New survey shows growing awareness of the benefits of veterinary medicines
https://www.noah.co.uk/new-survey-shows-growing-awareness-benefits-veterinary-medicines/
General
Vets' phones and tablets found contaminated with Staphylococci
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsap.13289
General
New injectable veterinary bone graft substitute for orthopaedic surgery
https://www.thera.vet/en/biocera-vet
General
European Commission gives the OK for Feline OA Therapy
https://todaysveterinarybusiness.com/european-commission-solensia-approval/
General
Companion Animal Pharmaceuticals Market worth $18.5 billion by 2026
https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/companion-animal-pharmaceuticals-market-worth-18-5-billion-by-2026-exclusive-report-by-marketsandmarkets-tm--868072642.html
General
Positive results in trial of new therapy for cats with CKD
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2021.646087/full
General
New survey shows growing awareness of the benefits of veterinary medicines
https://www.noah.co.uk/new-survey-shows-growing-awareness-benefits-veterinary-medicines/
Equine
Standing Equine Leg CT launched by Hallmarq
https://hallmarq.net/products-services/standing-equine-leg-ct/
Equine
Study: Fecal Transplants Improve Old Horse Gut Health
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32155205/
Equine
Equine Influenza is Top Infectious Upper Respiratory Disease for Second Straight Year
https://equimanagement.com/news/equine-influenza-is-top-infectious-upper-respiratory-disease-for-second-straight-year
Equine
Veterinary groups warn that global animal health is being overlooked in the fight against pandemics
https://www.thepigsite.com/news/2021/04/veterinary-groups-warn-that-global-animal-health-is-being-overlooked-in-the-fight-against-pandemics
Farm
Study finds Ireland's deer linked to bTB in cattle
https://www.farminguk.com/news/ireland-s-deer-linked-to-btb-in-cattle-study-says_57981.html
Farm
Start-up's facial ID tech may replace livestock tagging
https://www.farminguk.com/news/start-up-s-facial-id-tech-may-replace-livestock-tagging_57838.html
Farm
First inhaler therapy for severe equine asthma available in Canada
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/aservo-tm-equihaler-tm-industry-first-therapy-for-severe-equine-asthma-now-available-in-canada-882683761.html
Farm
UK pork nutrient data reflects pig production changes
https://www.thepigsite.com/articles/uk-pork-nutrient-data-reflects-pig-production-changes
Farm
New EU Animal Health Law to have implications on NI BVD programme
https://www.agriland.co.uk/farming-news/new-eu-animal-health-law-to-have-implications-ni-bvd-programme/
Sustainability
Veterinary profession urged to go green with a new checklist from the BVA, BVNA, SPVS & Vet Sustain
https://vetsustain.org/work/leading-vets-and-vet-nurses-urge-teams-to-go-green-for-2021-with-a-new-checklist
Sustainability
89% of vets said that they would like to play a more active role in the UK sustainability agenda
https://www.bva.co.uk/take-action/working-towards-a-greener-profession/
Sustainability
Wind energy now powers Boehringer Ingelheim’s largest U.S. manufacturing site
https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.us/press-release/transition-renewable-energy-signals-broader-commitment-environmental-sustainability
Sustainability
Client Choice May Provide an Economic Incentive for Veterinary Practices to Invest in Sustainable Infrastructure and Climate Change Education
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2020.622199/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Veterinary_Science&id=622199 
Sustainability
Vetoquinol launches the ‘Green Packaging Project’ 
https://www.vetoquinol.com/eng/content/vetoquinol-launches-%E2%80%9Cgreen-packaging%E2%80%9D-project
Exotics
Zebras with high-tech sensors detect rhino poachers
https://rhinoreview.org/zebras-with-high-tech-sensors-detect-rhino-poachers/
Exotics
9 great apes get COVID-19 vaccinations at San Diego Zoo
https://rhinoreview.org/zebras-with-high-tech-sensors-detect-rhino-poachers/
Exotics
COVID-19: World Health Organisation calls for ban on sale of live wild mammals in food markets
https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-world-health-organisation-calls-for-ban-on-sale-of-live-wild-animals-in-food-markets-12274199
Exotics
Oral rabies vaccine: a new strategy in the fight against rabies deaths
https://www.who.int/news/item/03-05-2021-oral-rabies-vaccine-a-new-strategy-in-the-fight-against-rabies-deaths
Exotics
Wildlife in decline as report reveals shocking state of UK’s woods and trees
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/wildlife-decline-report-state-uk-woods-trees-b929573.html