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Holyrood Dog of the Year crowned

Mabel beat out all her paw-litical opponents.
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Chatter box RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on its site. The coastal nature reserve has seen an increase in dead birds recently, and has said that it is 'extremely concerned' about the potential impacts on bird populations, with 2021 and 2022 seeing the largest ever outbreak in the UK.

In a statement, RSPB said: "We appreciate that it is distressing, for both visitors and staff, to see dead or dying birds at our site but we ask that if visitors see any dead or unwell birds, they do not touch or go near them and that they report it to us at our Visitor Centre during its opening hours, or by emailing us on minsmere@rspb.org.uk outside of these times."  Chatter box

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Equine News
Control zone declared following suspected FMDV
Control zone declared following suspected FMDV

"The premises remains under restriction pending the outcome of official tests" - Defra.
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Academic awarded Plowright Prize for cattle disease research
Academic awarded Plowright Prize for cattle disease research

Dr Herman Barkema uses epidemiology to study disease pathogenesis and control.
New insights into retention of FMDV
New insights into retention of FMDV

Foot-and-Mouth Disease study explores persistent infection.
Experts form consortium to tackle avian flu
Experts form consortium to tackle avian flu

Eight organisations join forces to find new ways to control the disease.
Deadline approaches for poultry research grants
Deadline approaches for poultry research grants

BHWT offers funding opportunities to improve pet hen health.
BCVA reveals Congress programme for 2022
BCVA reveals Congress programme for 2022

Programme promises sessions for every career stage.
AMR study begins on Welsh farms
AMR study begins on Welsh farms

The University of Bristol is undertaking the research.
DIVA test discovered to detect Johne's disease in goats
DIVA test discovered to detect Johne's disease in goats

Actiphage can differentiate between vaccinated and infected animals.
Study reveals insights into how FMDV interacts with immune system
Study reveals insights into how FMDV interacts with immune system

Findings could provide clues about how to increase vaccine protection longevity.
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Moredun Foundation Award opens for applications

The 2022-2023 Moredun Foundation Award (MFA) is now open for members, with up to £2,000 available for successful applicants.

The MFA honours the contribution that education, teamwork, life experience, and travel have made to the understanding of cattle health and welfare. Through its charitable endeavours, Moredun offers its members the opportunity to pursue projects that support personal development.

The prize is open to a wide range of project applications, including those that include producing educational tools, conducting a small research project, or studying farming methods in other nations. For more information and to apply, visit moredun.org.uk

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