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Health and Welfare of Reindeer

Introduction The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) report “Opinion on the welfare of farmed and park deer” (2013) raised some concerns about the welfare of reindeer and included the following wording: “Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are kept in the UK but are not farmed. There is a long established free-ranging herd in the Scottish Cairngorms but in recent years other reindeer …

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Chronic Wasting Disease-Protecting Scotland’s Deer

The VDS has contributed advice towards the development of a new leaflet by the Deer Management Round Table entitled: Chronic Wasting Disease-Protecting Scotland’s Deer. It contains a brief explanation of the disease, the perceived consequences of its intrusion into the UK and guidelines to reduce the chance of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) entering the UK deer population. The leaflet can …

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