UK supermarkets urged to stop selling Parma ham from EU caged sows | Animal welfare

Animal welfare campaigners are calling on UK supermarkets to stop selling premium ham, including Parma, produced in “sow stalls” on EU farms. An undercover investigation conducted by Compassion in World Farming (CWF), an animal welfare campaign group, found that sows are forced to spend many weeks in cages so small they can only stand up … Read more

Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses | Environment

Iceland is under pressure to ban the production of a hormone extracted from pregnant horses, a practice that has been described as “cruel” and “animal abuse”. The hormone is used by farmers across the UK and Europe to increase reproduction in pigs, cows and other female farm animals. Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) is extracted … Read more

Youngsters urged to take vocational courses to help boost vet numbers

A training provider is encouraging more young people to take vocational courses in a bid to help tackle the UK’s vet shortage. iPET Network has developed a range of Ofqual regulated qualifications, which it said can be taken by students at GCSE and A-level ages to signify a commitment to the veterinary profession. New guide … Read more

Vet nurses urged to take part in Puppy Tooth Census – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

VisioCare is calling on veterinary nurses and puppy owners to take part in its Puppy Tooth Census, a dental health initiative that aims to quantify the changing prevalence of dental conditions. The company says the results of the puppy dental health survey will be shared with industry experts to help advance understanding and evaluate the … Read more