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Curfew protects endangered loggerheads from light and noise
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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

Equine News
Study calls for ‘urgent action’ on calve pain relief
Study calls for ‘urgent action’ on calve pain relief

Survey reveals cattle practitioners’ perceptions of pain
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£5.5m funding for Africa’s livestock
£5.5m funding for Africa’s livestock

Vets delivering initiative to improve animal health
Sheep producers urged to vaccinate against enzootic abortion
Sheep producers urged to vaccinate against enzootic abortion

Antibiotic treatments could be contributing to antibiotic resistance
Contaminated eggs found in 15 EU countries
Contaminated eggs found in 15 EU countries

EU commission calls meeting over Fipronil scare
bTB outbreak confirmed on Skye
bTB outbreak confirmed on Skye

Such cases ‘remain rare’ - NFU Scotland
700,000 contaminated eggs distributed to Britain
700,000 contaminated eggs distributed to Britain

Supermarkets pull products over Fipronil concerns
Defra commits to CCTV in slaughterhouses
Defra commits to CCTV in slaughterhouses

Welfare codes will also be updated, Gove says
New portable tests for diagnosing FMD
New portable tests for diagnosing FMD

Test can identify serotypes in the field
Eggs containing fipronil distributed to UK
Eggs containing fipronil distributed to UK

FSA working closely with affected farms
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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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