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Central College of Animal Studies

Shedding light on laminitis

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Chatter box A new awareness day has been launched to help find out the frequency of laminitis in Britain, as well as possible prevention methods. Horse owners are being asked to share data about this debilitating condition as part of National CARE Month (10 February).

The CARE study is being carried out at the Animal Health Trust and Royal Veterinary College. To date, it is the largest web-based project of its kind. So far, it has 1,500 members who are asked to submit regular information about their horse or pony's health and management.

A further 1,000 members are needed for the study. Participation is open to all types, ages, sizes and breeds of horse or pony, whether they have had laminitis or not. See for more information.  Chatter box

Investigation prompts calls to withdraw use of antibiotics on poultry farms

An investigation by the Bureau of Investigation has revealed that UK poultry farmers increased their use of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones by 59 per cent in 2014. This is equal to using 1.126 tonnes of fluoroquinolones in 2014, compared with 0.71 tonnes the previous year.

The findings, acquired from the British Poultry Council, have prompted calls for the antibiotics to be immediately withdrawn from use in British poultry farms.

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