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Airport opens new 'luxury' terminal for animals

Terminal 'sets new standards for veterinary services'
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Chatter box A new DNA testing scheme for juvenile laryngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy (JLPP) in the Russian black terrier has been approved by The Kennel Club.

JLPP is a genetic disease that affects the nerves. In affected dogs, it starts with the nerve that supplies the muscles of the larynx leading to muscle weakness and laryngeal paralysis.

To find out which laboratories the Kennel Club is able to record results from, and which labs will send results direct to the Kennel Club, visit thekennelclub.org.uk.

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Exotic Animal News
New centre to offer a refuge for reptiles
New centre to offer a refuge for reptiles

National Centre for Reptile Welfare will open mid-2017
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Team maps movements of alien bird species
Team maps movements of alien bird species

Introductions driven by trade in caged birds
African spotted genet found at depot
African spotted genet found at depot

Exotic pet travelled 120 miles in 18 days
Student pioneers CT scan programme for injured turtles
Student pioneers CT scan programme for injured turtles

Project seeks to help victims of boat collisions

RSPCA figures show sharp rise in abandoned reptiles
RSPCA figures show sharp rise in abandoned reptiles

Lack of research 'a likely factor'
Council takes action on illegal animal trading
Council takes action on illegal animal trading

Local venues warned to be vigilant
Exotic pet abandonment is at 'epidemic' level
Exotic pet abandonment is at 'epidemic' level

Staffordshire wildlife sanctuary reaches maximum capacity
Tortoise owners urged to delay hibernation
Tortoise owners urged to delay hibernation

Lack of understanding leading to health problems, say vets
Disease risk from exotic pets is 'unpredictable'
Disease risk from exotic pets is 'unpredictable'

Infectious disease expert warns little is known about some exotic species
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Feline art marks 90 years of Cats Protection

Sussex-based charity Cats Protection is hosting a prestigious art exhibition to mark its 90th anniversary.

More than 200 paintings provided by members of the Society of Feline Artists will go on show at the charity's National Cat Centre in Chelwood Gate (28 April - 7 May).

"Art enthusiasts, students and cat lovers alike will all enjoy the exhibition, and we hope it will also inspire some of our younger visitors to get sketching," said Cats Protection's director of fundraising, Lewis Coghlin.


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