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ZSL uses unusual method to mark threatened bats in Cuba
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Chatter box Nominations are open for the 2020 Petplan Veterinary Awards, a prestigious event that pays recognition to some of the UK’s most notable veterinary professionals.

“We have been recognising the brilliant work of the UK’s veterinary professionals through the Petplan Veterinary Awards for 21 years now and every year the standard of entries just gets higher,” said James Barnes, head of sales and partnerships at Petplan.

To nominate a colleague for the awards visit petplanvet.co.uk/vetawards, before nominations close on 16th January 2020. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 2 April 2020 in Birmingham. Chatter box

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Exotics vets treat 61-year-old tortoise for bladder stones
Exotics vets treat 61-year-old tortoise for bladder stones

Team removed stones without having to cut through the shell
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Labour announces plans to ban pet primates
Labour announces plans to ban pet primates

Measure forms part of party’s new Animal Welfare Manifesto
Microchip reminder after giant tortoise found wandering through field 
Microchip reminder after giant tortoise found wandering through field 

Finder hauled the enormous animal home in a wheelbarrow
Odours ‘can evoke positive emotions’ in rats
Odours ‘can evoke positive emotions’ in rats

Research finds rats can learn to link smells with positive experiences
Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus
Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus

Disease identified at pig farms in northern England
ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets
ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets

BVA calls for vet to be on set for UK ‘I’m a Celebrity’






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BEVA survey seeks views about antibiotic use in horses

Equine vets are being invited to participate in a BEVA survey that aims to find out more about antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice.

Designed by researchers at the University of Liverpool and incoming BEVA president Tim Mair, the survey aims to fill gaps in knowledge about how antimicrobials are being used in equine practice and the landscape of resistant infections encountered in equine practice.

Researchers hope the results will lead to a greater understanding of the role of antimicrobial treatment and antimicrobial resistance in horses and protect antibiotics for the future of equine and human health.

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