Study identifies potential welfare concerns for privately kept snakes – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

A study led by Bristol Veterinary School and published in Animal Welfare and has highlighted several potential welfare related to how snakes are kept in private homes including issues with enclosure size, temperature and humidity. In the study1which was funded by Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), an online questionnaire was completed by 744 snake … Read more

VMD issues response following media Leptospira vaccine concerns

The VMD has issued reassurance to vets, and through them dog owners, following media reports and social media concerns raised about vaccines containing four strains of Leptospira bacteria. The directorate said it was aware of reports and concerns following cases of serious adverse events in dogs given a vaccine containing four strains of Leptospira bacteria. … Read more

Vets raise concerns about loopholes in fireworks bill

The BVA has welcomed a bill to control fireworks and pyrotechnics in Scotland – but is worried the measures are not strong enough to adequately safeguard animal health and welfare. The Scottish Government’s Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill has been before parliamentary debate, and includes the introduction of a fireworks licensing system for anyone … Read more

Boom in UK dog fertility clinics raises welfare and ethics concerns | Dogs

Canine fertility clinics have boomed in the UK during the pandemic, experts have revealed, as calls grow for greater oversight of the industry. The clinics offer services ranging from artificial insemination to ultrasound scanning, semen analysis, progesterone testing and, in some cases, caesarean sections. Such clinics can be used to support good breeding, but their … Read more

Pet Food Company Receives FDA Warning After Failing To Fix Safety Concerns

Pet food company Sunshine Mills has faced lots of controversy in the past few years after several recalls occurred. Since an FDA warning in 2019, they’ve had at least five recalls, several of which involved elevated levels of aflatoxin. The FDA has given Sunshine Mills plenty of opportunities to address these issues, but they’re still … Read more