Science in the Service of Animal Welfare

UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity concerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs. It promotes high standards of welfare and practical, long-lasting solutions to welfare problems for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.

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UFAW Conference announces Programme of Speakers

UFAW’s forthcoming one-day conference has once again attracted a diverse and dynamic programme of speakers from the UK, Europe and the USA. 


UFAW Animal Welfare Student Scholarship Awards – Closing date 26th February 2016

Applications are now invited for the 2016 UFAW Animal Welfare Student Scholarships.


Research shows high risk of breathing problems in dogs with short muzzles

Findings highlight that snuffling, grunting and snorting in popular breeds isn’t normal or healthy

Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have recently demonstrated the health risks of breeding dogs with short muzzles. Although short muzzles are an increasingly popular face shape in pet dogs, flattened faces were found to greatly increase the risk of developing a debilitating, lifelong respiratory condition leaving dogs chronically short of breath.


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