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Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Animal Welfare
Horse Welfare: The importance of the 3 Fs
Owning a horse can bring a lot of joy but it can be a big responsibility. Particularly when it comes to ensuring that all of their needs are met. As well as protecting your horse from pain and suffering, it is important…
April 6, 2021 • 1 comments
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
News and Comment
Should fireworks be banned for animal welfare? - Vet Panel
With the New Year fireworks about to begin, we assembled a panel to discuss the problems that fireworks post for animals and animal welfare. Joining me (David Harris BVSc PGCert VetEd FHEA MRCVS, from VetHelpDirect) are…
December 31, 2020 • 25 shares
Does poor chicken welfare lead to poor quality meat?
Farm animal
Does poor chicken welfare lead to poor quality meat?
By Dr Marc Cooper, Head of Farm Animals RSPCA  The issue of where our meat comes from and how the animal was raised has become increasingly important to consumers in recent years, and cheaper meat can often mean tha…
October 26, 2020 • 347 shares • 9 comments
Is amputation fair? How well do dogs really cope?
Surgery
Is amputation fair? How well do dogs really cope?
Most of us have seen a three-legged dog running about looking happy and playing fetch without a care in the world. We may not have initially noticed that they only had three legs because they have adapted so well to life…
September 10, 2020 • 232 shares
Cows on dairy farms - what’s the truth?
Farm animal
Cows on dairy farms - what’s the truth?
In the first of a new series of farm-animal blogs, our new vet blogger Zack explores the world of dairy farming. Want to know the truth about dairy cows and their lives, from someone who works with them day in day out? T…
December 6, 2019 • 47 shares • 5 comments
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