Domestic Poultry, Friends or Food?
Vet Lab Supplies > Blog > Animal Welfare

Category: Animal Welfare

Domestic Poultry, Friends or Food?

Domestic Poultry, Friends or Food?

| by Les Ellison

Chickens as Companion Animals The chicken (Gallus gallus) we love to eat can trace its relatively short ancestry back to the Red Junglefowl of south-east Asia, with a smattering other similar junglefowl species helpfully bred... read more »

Diagnostic Testing for Koi Herpes Virus

Diagnostic Testing for Koi Herpes Virus

| by Les Ellison

Protecting Valuable Koi Stocks Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) is a distressing and deadly disease of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and all its wild and ornamental varieties including mirror, leather, ghost and koi. Within a carp... read more »

Health Dangers That Can Harm Your Pet This Summer

Health Dangers That Can Harm Your Pet This Summer

| by Les Ellison

While summertime staples like backyard barbecues and walks on the beach are a lot of fun, they can pose health risks for some pets. It is important to know how to keep your animals... read more »

BOAS Constriction in Dogs

BOAS Constriction in Dogs

| by Les Ellison

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome Kennel Club figures show a 3000% rise in ownership of pugs, bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers, Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Shih Tzus and boxers since 2007. Yet many owners remain unaware... read more »

Dog Shows Like Crufts Dog Show

Dog Shows Like Crufts Dog Show

| by Les Ellison

Constitute a Powerful Lever for Change As significant an event as the Boat Race, Grand National, Trooping of the Colours and The FA Cup Final, Crufts Dog Show has become embedded in British National Culture. Founded... read more »

Avian Influenza in Wild Birds

Avian Influenza in Wild Birds

| by Les Ellison

Bird Flu Prevention Zone in England and Wales Just a few weeks into the New Year, England’s Chief Veterinary Officer has imposed a bird flu prevention zone over the whole of England. Intended to protect... read more »

Alabama Rot - Fishy Tale Opens New Research into Link with Mystery Dog Disease

Alabama Rot - Fishy Tale Opens New Research into Link with Mystery Dog Disease

| by Les Ellison

2018 opened with yet more confirmed cases of Alabama Rot in UK dogs. With a fatality rate of 80%, the kidney disease, characterised by ulcer-like skin sores, has now affected over 100 dogs... read more »

The Naming of The Flu – HPAI, H5N8 and What It All Means for You

The Naming of The Flu – HPAI, H5N8 and What It All Means for You

| by Les Ellison

The approach of winter marks the beginning of the high-risk Avian Flu season (also known as ‘bird flu’ or ‘fowl plague’) for commercial poultry keepers. With UK chicken, duck, goose, turkey and wild bird... read more »

CSI Vet –Veterinary Forensics and The Fight Against Animal Cruelty

CSI Vet –Veterinary Forensics and The Fight Against Animal Cruelty

| by Les Ellison

Veterinary forensics is becoming increasingly important in the investigation of animal cruelty since it became apparent that people who do harm to animals are also more likely, than those who have no record of... read more »

Online And Social Media Ads Drive ‘Impulse Buy’ Pet Purchases

Online And Social Media Ads Drive ‘Impulse Buy’ Pet Purchases

| by Les Ellison

With Christmas on the way, animal charities and welfare organisations are flagging up the dangers around online and social media pet ads that can lead to impulse buying of very young, unhealthy and misrepresented... read more »

Page 1 of 512345