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Australian vets treat anteater for ant allergy

Echidna in recovery after receiving allergen-specific vaccine
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Chatter box Animal lovers are being urged to nominate their pet heroes for the Blue Cross Medal 2019.

Celebrating inspirational pets for almost 80 years, the Award is open to pets that have done something brave, life-changing partnerships, assistance animals and serving or working animals.

To find out more about the awards and to nominate a pet, visit www.bluecross.org.uk/medal. The closing date for entries is 15 February 2019.  Chatter box

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Equine News
Study shows potential of avian flu to infect humans
Study shows potential of avian flu to infect humans

Finding could lead to reduced vaccine efficiency
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Majority of European pigs tail-docked - study
Majority of European pigs tail-docked - study

Researchers assess practice across 24 countries
Medics call for ban on preventive farm antibiotic treatments
Medics call for ban on preventive farm antibiotic treatments

Presidents and leading spokespeople sign open letter
Hauliers warned over African swine fever risk
Hauliers warned over African swine fever risk

Chief veterinary officer writes to UK transport associations
UK antibiotic sales fall 40 per cent in five years
UK antibiotic sales fall 40 per cent in five years

Report shows progress in achieving targets
Brexit: Defra urged to boost veterinary capacity
Brexit: Defra urged to boost veterinary capacity

Report underlines concerns over increased workload
Inspectors to introduce tougher inspection regime for tail docking
Inspectors to introduce tougher inspection regime for tail docking

Docking must only be used as a last resort
mcr-1 gene found in beef sample - FSA
mcr-1 gene found in beef sample - FSA

Overall levels of AMR E. coli in UK retail meat ‘remain low’
Call for new independent body on bTB control
Call for new independent body on bTB control

Review of the government’s bovine TB strategy published
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Northampton graduate wins industry award

A graphic communications graduate from the University of Northampton has won an industry award for her campaign to persuade people to choose a rescue dog over a puppy.

Taylar Wong received a YCN Student Award for her concept, which likened a rescue dog’s stay at the Dogs Trust to a time at University. Injecting some fun into the adoption process, Taylor produced images of cute dogs wearing mortarboards for use on social media and physical advertising.


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