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Interactive map to tackle dog fouling
The 'Doodoowatch' scheme lets people highlight popular ‘dumping spots’ and upload photographs of the unwanted dog mess.

'Doodoowatch' lets people highlight popular ‘dumping spots’

Residents in a Cambridgeshire have come up with a novel way tackle the problem of dog fouling.

According to BBC News, the problem has become so bad in the village of Wimblington that locals have drawn up an interactive “poo-shaming” map. The scheme, named Doodoowatch, lets people highlight popular ‘dumping spots’ and upload photographs of the unwanted dog mess.

The idea is the brainchild of Wimblington resident Amanda Carlin, who said that it was a “fun way of addressing a serious issue”. When somebody reports a case of dog fouling, a smiley icon appears on the map and the reports are then passed on to the local authorities.

Ms Carlin, a former parish councillor, said that she hoped people would be “shamed” into picking up after their dog. The map will show locals where it is safe and clean to walk with their animals and children, she added.

She now plans to keep a close eye on the scheme to see if the number of dog-fouling reports decline. 

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New single-dose RHD-2 vaccine launched

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 The first monovalent vaccine to be registered in Europe for the prevention of rabbit hemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD-2) has been launched by animal health firm HIPRA.

ERAVAC is a single-dose injectable emulsion that can be administered without the need for reconstitution beforehand. The new presentation contains 10 vials with individual doses that can be given to companion rabbits from 30 days of age. 

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New canine and feline dentistry manual announced

A new canine and feline dentistry and oral surgery manual has been published by the BSAVA. Announcing the news on its website, the BSAVA said this latest edition contains new step-by-step operative techniques, together with full-colour illustrations and photographs.

‘This is a timely publication; veterinary dentistry is a field that continues to grow in importance for the general veterinary practitioner,’ the BSAVA said. ‘The manual has been fully revised and updated to include the most relevant, evidence-based techniques.’

The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 4th edition is available to purchase from www.bsava.com/shop