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World Veterinary Association Position on the Role of the Veterinarian in Animal Welfare

It is widely acknowledged that animal welfare science is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary field of endeavour. Its application includes scientific and ethical obligations to the physical and mental wellbeing of... [read more]
World Veterinary Association (WVA)

Scientific and technical papers

Two-stage weaning reduces calf stress

Two southern Alberta ranches are among those who have found a two-stage calf weaning program is not only much less stressful for livestock and improves rate of gain, it also... [read more]
Meristem Land & Science

Scientific and technical papers

Euthanasia Guidelines For Cattle

A team of US veterinarians led by Professor Jan Shearer of Iowa State University have summarised key points around current best practice for euthanasia in cattle. [read more]
The Beef Site

Tracy Helman: Effective communication among all parties is crucial for success from FAOcast on Vimeo.

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16 Apr 2014 > Animal Health Law must holistically address transmissible diseases


29 Apr29 Apr 2014
Global Webinar on Animal Welfare
04 May07 May 2014
ATA 40th Annual Conference
07 May07 May 2014
Final conference of the Animal Transport Certification and Control Post Project


In countries with high proportion of the population engaged in livestock handling, children's education is crucial to enhance animal welfare