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Chatter box Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has reported a stark rise in the number of French bulldogs being taken in to its care.

So far this year, the charity has already taken in 29 French Bulldogs. In 2014, it took in just eight across the whole of the year.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home says that most of these dogs have required intense veterinary treatment, with many needing specialist surgery to open their airways and shorten their soft palate.  Chatter box

Equine News
Welfare concerns over live animals in transit
Welfare concerns over live animals in transit

Investigation finds routine rule breaking
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Badger culling banned on Cheshire East Council land
Badger culling banned on Cheshire East Council land

Additional licences have been granted to 11 counties across England
New insights 'could boost sheep health and productivity’
New insights 'could boost sheep health and productivity’

Online resource to aid farmer understanding of sheep’s genetic make-up
Fipronil: More products withdrawn
Fipronil: More products withdrawn

FSA continues to track affected food products
UK ‘free from avian influenza’
UK ‘free from avian influenza’

Chief vet urges keepers to remain vigilant
Food Standards Agency advises people not to eat raw chicken
Food Standards Agency advises people not to eat raw chicken

Celebrity chef suggests that it is safe to eat
BVA urges clarity over cull time frames
BVA urges clarity over cull time frames

Vets raise concern over government policy
Huge rise in animals killed without stunning
Huge rise in animals killed without stunning

Vets raise ‘grave concern’
Badger vaccination scheme relaunched
Badger vaccination scheme relaunched

Successful applicants to receive government grant
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Welfare event to discuss ethical dilemmas faced by vets

Students and ethics experts will host an event on the difficult moral challenges facing vets. Ethical issues, such as euthanasia and breeding animals for certain physical traits, will be discussed by prominent speakers including TV vet Emma Milne and RSPCA chief vet James Yeates. Other topics will include how to tackle suspected animal abuse and the extent of surgical intervention.

The conference will look at how these dilemmas affect the wellbeing of vets, and explore how to better prepare veterinary students for work. It will be held at the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus from 30 September - 1 October 2017. Tickets can be purchased here.

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