Farming news

Assurances on shortage of essential anaesthetic

April 3 2019

Fears of shortages of an anaesthetic widely used on farm animals at this time of year have been addressed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) – which has assured vets and farmers more supplies are in the pipeline.

Farming news

Pig industry ready for antibiotic challenge

September 17 2016

The UK pig industry says it is "up for the challenge" of cutting antibiotic usage in livestock following the announcement by the British Government that there should be a significant reduction in the use of antibiotics by 2018.