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Guide Dog pups enjoy Easter treat hunt

New experiences help puppies prepare for their futures
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Chatter box HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, has officially unveiled ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s brand new Centre for Elephant Care.

Set amidst 30 acres of rolling paddocks, the custom-designed Centre for Elephant Care is the new home for the Zoo’s herd of nine Asian elephants.

The Centre will provide more than 700m² of indoor space and contains an array of elephant-friendly features, including dimming lights to mimic night-time and one metre-deep soft sand flooring.  Chatter box

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H5N8: Wales to lift housing restriction
H5N8: Wales to lift housing restriction

Prevention zone will not be replaced, government says
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Lumpy skin disease outbreaks contained, EFSA reports
Lumpy skin disease outbreaks contained, EFSA reports

Mass cattle vaccination carried out in south-eastern Europe
‘Meat testing’ press release criticised by RUMA
‘Meat testing’ press release criticised by RUMA

Randox Health tested beef for antibiotic residue at Aintree kitchens
H5N8: Birds in England to be let outside
H5N8: Birds in England to be let outside

Chief vet announces end of housing requirement
Reducing antibiotics in animals ‘has little impact on humans’
Reducing antibiotics in animals ‘has little impact on humans’

Study uses mathematical model to assess complex relationship
Scotland introduces new BVD 'positive’ herd status
Scotland introduces new BVD 'positive’ herd status

Status will apply to herds that have a persistently infected animal
FVE calls for tougher slaughterhouse controls
FVE calls for tougher slaughterhouse controls

Organisation raises awareness of difficulties faced by OVs
Timing of insecticide use ‘crucial’ for disease control
Timing of insecticide use ‘crucial’ for disease control

Scientific model reveals optimum time for treatments
Red Tractor vets must be PVS members from October
Red Tractor vets must be PVS members from October

Changes announced as part of standards review
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New manual to help producers use medicines responsibly

A new manual to help sheep and beef producers use medicines responsibly has been published by AHDB Beef & Lamb.

The Better Returns Programme manual, Using Medicines Correctly for Better Returns, outlines the key principles when using medicines on the farm.

It includes making sure the medicine and correct dose is used at the right time, and that it is stored and administered correctly. It also explains the importance of using antibiotics and anthelmintics responsibly to avoid the build up of resistance.

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