Group’s new AMR lead looking to collaborate nationally with partners

An authority on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been appointed to Linnaeus’ clinical board and wants to work across the sector to tackle the problem. Fergus Allerton, European specialist in small animal internal medicine at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service, will now lead Linnaeus’ response to the threat of AMR. Study He has embraced a … Read more

Subscription group’s plan to shake up the veterinary sector

Founders of a new members-only practice group have revealed plans to grow the venture into a business worth “billions of pounds”, with as many as 100 sites across the country. Pickles opened its first clinic in west London last week (October 24), promising a new veterinary model that offers more transparency, and leverages technology to … Read more

Business groups block action that could help tackle the biodiversity crisis, report finds Lobbying

Industry groups representing some of the world’s largest companies are “opposed to almost all major biodiversity-relevant policies” and are lobbying to block them, according to a new report. Researchers found that 89% of engagement by leading industry associations in Europe and the US is designed to delay, dilute and block progress on tackling the biodiversity … Read more

‘Show us the money’ environmental groups say after Labor sets the goal of preventing any new extinctions Australia news

The federal government will need to drastically increase funding for nature conservation in this month’s budget if it wants to prevent further extinction of native wildlife, conservationists say. The environment and water minister, Tanya Plibersek, announced the zero extinctions target on Tuesday as part of a revamped action plan for threatened species, prioritizing conservation efforts … Read more

Vet groups unite for project to tackle AMR

Some of the largest vet groups in the UK have joined forces with BEVA on a new project to share information on worming in a bid to tackle anthelmintic resistance. In an attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of resistance to equine worming products, VetPartners, CVS Group and IVC Evidensia are collaborating … Read more

Greens and animal welfare groups push for Labor to give timeline for live export ban | Live exports

The Greens and animal welfare groups have called on Labor to commit to a timeline for phasing out live sheep exports, after the opposition said it still intended to ban the trade. Labor told the Alliance for Animals that it will recommit to its policy of phasing out the live sheep export trade, which it … Read more

New Zealand Conservation Groups Pushing To Label Cats As Pests

More commonly known as New Zealand, Aotearoa is home to more than 1.4 million cats. That means forty percent of families there have at least one feline. The Guardian reports the country boasts one of the highest cat ownership rates in the world. As for the feral cat population, they number in the millions. And … Read more