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Keep up-to-date with the latest activities of UFAW including announcements about UFAW Awards open for application and the latest book releases.


Garden Wildlife Health Update

12 July 2019

Standfast:  Our goal is to discover and assess the disease threats facing our native populations of wildlife and our work provides the public and policy makers with the information to help prevent population declines due to disease.” Dr Becki Lawson from the Garden Wildlife Health Project at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology


Animal Welfare Student Scholars

12 June 2019

Congratulations to our Animal Welfare Student Scholars who presented their research to their peers at a meeting in Glasgow. Presentations covered a variety of topics from how drugs used to treat epilepsy in dogs impacted on their food motivation to investigating depression in horses.


Latest issue of Animal Welfare out now!

12 June 2019

Have you ever wondered how underwater noise affects marine mammals? Or the role of the brain in the control of conscious perception and death?  The latest issue of Animal Welfare is out now and throws light on these and other key topics. 


Animal Welfare Across Borders meeting - Hong Kong

12 June 2019

UFAW recently supported a two-day international conference in Hong Kong as part of its activities worldwide to promote animal welfare.  Talks focussed on animal welfare issues experienced across the globe, from attitudes to pig welfare within the Chinese pig industry to differences in the regulations governing the use of animals in research around the world. 


Supporting animal welfare in Israel

23 May 2019

The UFAW SAWI Fund is dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Israel and was established in 2003 when the Society for Animal Welfare in Israel was brought under UFAW’s wing in line with the wishes of SAWI’s founder, the late Miss Marguerite Silverman.


International Symposium on ovine footrot

23 May 2019

An important element of UFAW’s work is ensuring knowledge about the latest developments in animal welfare is disseminated.  We recently supported a symposium on foot rot in sheep, the most common cause of lameness in sheep which is present in 90% of UK flocks.


UFAW/Wiley Blackwell Animal Welfare series milestone

14 May 2019

It’s been 20 years since UFAW entered into an agreement with Wiley Blackwell to commission a book series on a wide range of animal welfare issues and animal welfare science.


Clinical skills workshop in Bangladesh helps veterinary students

29 April 2019

A UFAW grant awarded to run a two-day clinical skills workshop at the Chittagong Veterinary and Agricultural University (CVASU) in Bangladesh earlier this year was a great success. 



UFAW marks International Women’s Day on 8th March Marguerite Silverman

7 March 2019

UFAW marks International Women’s Day by sharing the stories of two remarkable women who not only made a lasting impact in animal welfare but led the way for generations of women scientists and veterinarians to come. 

The vet who helped animals in Israel

No-one knew where it came from, what I should do with it, where I could take it.  I talked to everyone… I did not know what to do and did not want to do anything.