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Raw pet food company issues further recalls
FSA said the products could carry a potential risk to humans as well as animals.

Nine batches recalled due to presence of Salmonella 

Pet food company Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling nine batches of its food after the products were found to contain Salmonella.

The news came less than two weeks after the company recalled four batches due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Pet owners who have bought any of the affected products are advised not to use them, but to return them to the store from which they were bought for a full refund.

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the products could carry a potential risk to humans as well as animals, either directly through handling of pet food, or indirectly from feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the animal’s faeces.

When handling and serving raw food, FSA advises cleaning utensils and feeding bowls after use and washing hands thoroughly after handling. Raw food should be stored separately from other food (especially ready to eat food). Care should also be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.

Affected batches:

Food Pack size Batch code Best before
Beef 500g 1583 10/07/21
Lamb tripe 500g 1590 09/07/21
Beef & tripe 500g 15881590 09/07/21
Chicken & tripe 500g 15601590 06/07/21
Venison 500g

1498

28/05/21 04/07/21 23/07/21
Duck 500g 1515 02/07/21 06/07/21 12/07/21 22/07/21
Duck & beef 500g 15151570 15151579 15151596 26/06/21 02/07/21 12/07/21
Duck & lamb 500g 15151567 15151567 15151594 26/06/21 02/07/21 09/07/21
Duck & tripe 500g 15151576 15151590 29/06/21 06/07/21

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Rare chimp birth announced at Edinburgh Zoo

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 The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) welcomed the birth of a critically endangered western chimpanzee on Monday 3 February at Edinburgh Zoo's Budongo Trail.

The baby girl will be named in the coming days through a public vote, and staff will carry out a paternity test during its first health check to determine the father.

Mother Heleen's first infant, Velu, was born in 2014, making this new baby only the second chimpanzee born in Scotland for more than 20 years.

Budongo Trail team leader Donald Gow said: "While we celebrate every birth, this one is particularly special because our new arrival is a critically endangered Western chimpanzee, a rare subspecies of chimpanzee."

Image (c) RZSS/Donald Gow. 

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BEVA offering free membership to vet students

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is offering free membership to veterinary students. As part of a new initiative with the aim of encouraging more veterinary professionals into equine practice.

According to BEVA, less than one in ten veterinary students choose to work in equine practice. The association hopes that this initiative will provide insight into the field and the benefits of a career in equine medicine.

Benefits of membership include:
▪ access to a network of nearly 3,000 members
▪ special student rates to attend BEVA Congress
▪ online access to BEVA's Equine Veterinary Education (EVE) journal
▪ free access to the association's online learning platform
▪ free access to BEVA's practical veterinary apps
▪ exclusive discounts on a range of things from cinema tickets to grocery shopping.

BEVA will be releasing a series of short videos over the next few months from BEVA Council members, explaining what inspired them to work in equine practice.

Image (c) BEVA.