Father of farm vet aims to get UK talking about suicide prevention

The father of a Scottish vet who died by suicide is set to embark on a 1,200-mile walk from Land’s End to John o ‘Groats to raise money and awareness of the issue. John Gibson was devastated by the tragic loss of his 24-year-old son Cameron, a farm vet at Clyde Veterinary Group in Lanarkshire, … Read more

Uxbridge-based vet suspended for passing off puppy farm puppies as home-bred – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Uxbridge-based Daniel Doherty MRCVS has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee from the Register for one month after being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. Mr Doherty was convicted, with others (who were also convicted), in a conspiracy to deceive members of the public by passing off puppies that had been … Read more

Offshore Wind Farm Can Greatly Cut New England’s Energy Costs

According to a recent study performed by academics at North Carolina State University, offshore wind power might help cut wholesale electricity rates in six New England states on average, with a minimal chance of wind turbines collapsing during severe winter storms. Strong Wind (Photo: SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP via Getty Images) Although very high wind … Read more

Nominations Are Officially Open For The Fifth Annual Farm Dog Of The Year

For centuries, farm dogs have been working alongside their masters, making incredible contributions to the overall success of their family farms. Not only do these diligent dogs offer protection and make a major impact in reducing the overall workload on the farm, but they are also excellent companions, and fantastic furry family members. Their incredible … Read more

If we can farm metal from plants, what else can we learn from life on Earth? | James Bridle

For the past couple of years, I’ve been working with researchers in northern Greece who are farming metal. In a remote, beautiful field, high in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, they are experimenting with a trio of shrubs known to scientists as “hyperaccumulators”: plants which have evolved the capacity to thrive in naturally metal-rich soils … Read more

Farm animals and humans should be treated the same, children say | Animal welfare

Children think farm animals deserve to be treated as well as human beings but lose this belief in adolescence, a groundbreaking study has found. Researchers from the universities of Exeter and Oxford asked a group of British children aged nine to 11, young adults aged 18 to 21 and older men and women about their … Read more

Farm Animals, According to Children, Are Entitled to the Same Attention as Pets

According to a pioneering study, children believe farm animals deserve the same treatment as humans, but this view fades by puberty. Researchers from Exeter and Oxford universities polled a group of British youngsters aged nine to eleven, young adults aged 18 to 21, and elderly men and women on their feelings about various animals. Farm … Read more