• 01/08/2020
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    The report from the meeting The Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over

    The report from the meeting The Illegal Pet Trade: Game Over

    It is estimated that 8 million puppies are required annually with a value of €1 billion to satisfy the European market. Many puppies and kittens come from illegal trade with heavy compromise on animal welfare on each stage of the trade from breeding and rearing, transport, sale, post-trade. Read more in the report of the

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    • 01/08/2020
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    FEDIAF European Facts & Figures 2019

    FEDIAF European Facts & Figures 2019

    The European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) released its annual overview of Europe’s pet population and pet market. The statistics confirm the strength of pet ownership in Europe, with 85 million households owning a pet (38% of all households). In 2019, 8.5 billion tonnes of pet food were sold in Europe with the Pet Food Industry’s

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    • 01/08/2020
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    Can dogs diagnose COVID-19 by scent?

    Can dogs diagnose COVID-19 by scent?

    A research team led by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) has published a pilot study with impressive results: trained dogs identified 94 % of positive COVID-19 samples as volatile organic compounds produced during respiratory infections can cause specific scent imprints. Read the paper: Jendrny, P., Schulz, C., Twele, F. et al. Scent dog

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    • 28/07/2020
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    Brachycephalic dogs, snoring is not cute!

    Brachycephalic dogs, snoring is not cute!

    A paradigm shift in the Netherlands? In July 2014, a change of law concerning article 3.4 in the Animal Keepers Decree, came into effect. Since then it has been prohibited to breed companion animals in such a way that it affects the welfare and health of the parent and/or the offspring. This concerns hereditary diseases,

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