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Scientists to explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster

DNA study will look at what lives in the UK’s largest freshwater body
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Chatter box Vets have saved a tiny Humboldt penguin chick after her egg was accidentally broken by her parents. Keepers at ZSL London Zoo were shocked to find the chick, named Rainbow, still alive and rushed her straight to the Zoo’s on-site veterinary clinic.

It was a little way to go until the chick should have hatched, so the process was touch and go. Vets removed bits of shell from around the chick with tweezers until she could be lifted out and placed in a makeshift nest.

Rainbow is now in a custom-built incubation room where she spends her days cuddled up to a toy penguin. Keepers will hand-fed Rainbow for the next 10 weeks until she is healthy enough to move to the penguin nursery.  Chatter box

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Equine News
New Zealand bans tight nosebands during dressage
New Zealand bans tight nosebands during dressage

New rule to change the way noseband tightness is measured
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Horse health experts issue advice on worm control
Horse health experts issue advice on worm control

Equitape is to be discontinued from October 2018
New Equine Virus test launched
New Equine Virus test launched

Test to prevent misdiagnosis of often fatal disease
Horse microchipping to become mandatory
Horse microchipping to become mandatory

New rules aim to improve horse welfare
EMA recommends stem cell veterinary medicine
EMA recommends stem cell veterinary medicine

Arti-cell Forte indicated for use in horses with lameness
Equine charities welcome agreement with OIE
Equine charities welcome agreement with OIE

Agreement hailed as 'a great day for animal welfare'
Concern over use of bits in royal horses’ mouths
Concern over use of bits in royal horses’ mouths

Horses showed signs of ‘oral discomfort’ at Royal Wedding, vet says
Vigilance urged in France amid equine herpesvirus outbreaks
Vigilance urged in France amid equine herpesvirus outbreaks

Around 200 horses thought to have been affected
Promising new live vaccine for equine influenza
Promising new live vaccine for equine influenza

Scientists say progress is important for human and animal health
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BVA infographic to help shoppers understand farm assurance schemes

An infographic to help members of the public understand farm assurance schemes has been produced by the BVA. The infographic outlines BVA’s priorities for animal welfare and shows whether or not the schemes address these priorities in their standards.

BVA president John Fishwick said: “The infographic is not intended to be a league table but to allow people to understand what aspects of animal health and welfare are addressed by assurance schemes so that they can decide which scheme best aligns with their own individual preferences and priorities."

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