• 01/06/2020
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    In the Netherlands, brachycephalic dogs need veterinary approval for breeding

    In the Netherlands, brachycephalic dogs need veterinary approval for breeding

    In March 2019, the report with enforcement criteria for the breeding of brachycephalic dogs was published by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The Dutch Kennel Club ‘Raad van Beheer’ together with the breeding clubs of the involved breeds, submitted a breeding strategy of the brachycephalic dogs that were proven free of

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    • 25/05/2020
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    Radiographic findings have an association with weight-bearing and locomotion in English bulldogs

    Radiographic findings have an association with weight-bearing and locomotion in English bulldogs

    Researchers from Finland have published a paper on skeletal problems and the effect of these problems on locomotion and function of English bulldogs. They reported a considerable number of dogs having hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation and spinal abnormalities (78.6% of the dogs had at least one malformed vertebra). In contrast to previously reported

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    • 25/05/2020
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    Illegal Pet Trade – Game Over

    Illegal Pet Trade – Game Over

    On April 21, the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture and the Eurogroup for Animals organized the online workshop on the illegal trade of pets »Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over«. Almost 100 participants from animal academia, NGOs, experts from European institutions including Ann Criel, FECAVA Honorary Secretary, and member of the FVE Animal Welfare Working Group, as

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    • 18/05/2020
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    Mental Health Awareness Week

    Mental Health Awareness Week

    Every year a week is dedicated to focusing on Mental Health awareness and it’s this week! This year the theme is kindness. Evidence shows that helping others can have a positive effect on our own mental health and wellbeing. Think of ways this week you can be kind to yourself or someone else. Share your

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