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Chatter box An educational initiative to help children interact safely with dogs has been awarded the WSAVA’s 2017 Global One Health Award.

The Blue Dog Programme offers an array of educational resources for children, parents and school teachers, including an engaging website, fact sheets, DVD and an accompany book for parents.

The award will be accepted by Professor Tiny de Keuster, a European veterinary specialist in behavioural medicine and founder of the programme, during WSAVA World Congress 2017.  Chatter box

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Goldfish ‘make alcohol to survive harsh conditions’
Goldfish ‘make alcohol to survive harsh conditions’

Scientists uncover the secret of this unique ability
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Petition calls for microchip rules to be reconsidered
Petition calls for microchip rules to be reconsidered

Concerns over requirement to chip 60mm tortoises
Study to investigate less-invasive fish swabbing technique
Study to investigate less-invasive fish swabbing technique

Project to explore ways to improve fish welfare
Raccoon dogs ‘becoming more popular as pets’
Raccoon dogs ‘becoming more popular as pets’

RSPCA issues warning after stray pet found
Rabies warning over pets bought online
Rabies warning over pets bought online

Opossums with no rabies vaccinations seized from pet shop
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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VMD stakeholder workshops to discuss Brexit implications

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has announced that it is to hold stakeholder group workshops to discuss the implications of EU exit.

The workshops will be held during Autumn 2017 and will discuss topics such as the prescribing cascade, pharmacovigilance and inspection of non-UK based manufacturers.

To register your interest, send an email to events@vmd.defra.gsi.gov.uk, including any topics, in order of preference, that you would like to be discussed.

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