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River pollution kills thousands of fish in Lincolnshire
The Environment Agency said that it would be doing all that it can to restore the river's ecosystem.

Environment Agency taking situation “very seriously”

More than 100,000 fish have died due to pollution in a Lincolnshire river, according to a statement issued by the environment agency.

In March, thousands of dead fish were spotted in the River Witham between Kirkstead Bridge and Barney Bridge. BBC News reports that high levels of ammonia were later detected in the river.


The Environment Agency told BBC News that it could not reveal the source of the contamination as it would “prejudice’ its investigation.

"According to our latest estimates, the pollution that occurred in the River Witham in March has caused the death of no fewer than 100,000 fish. The exact figure is likely to be higher and could be several times this,” it said in a statement.

The agency added that it was taking the incident “very seriously” and that it would be looking "to prosecute those who negligently damage our precious environment and wildlife".

"We will also be doing everything we can to ensure that the river's ecosystem is restored," it said. 

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New online dental resource for vets and horse owners

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 The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a new online dental resource for vets and horse owners.

The veterinary section of the resource is aimed at primary practice equine vets who are performing dentals for clients as part of a routine care programme. Information includes 'how to perform a thorough oral exam,' guidelines for charting, and a list of BEVA equine vets with postgraduate qualifications in equine dentistry.

Free to BEVA members, the new resource is supported by a range of practical courses, veterinary CPD, workshops and webinars. To find out more visit the BEVA website 

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Vet school runs event for aspiring vets and nurses

Bristol Veterinary School is hosting an event for aspiring vets and vet nurses, to allow them to experience life as a student and find out what itís like to work in veterinary medicine. The one-day event, called VetQuest, will be held at the Langford Campus and includes a tour, talks on admissions and work experience, and the chance to take part in practical sessions. Taking place on Saturday 27 October, the event is primarily aimed at 11-12 year olds and costs £50, including lunch. There are a limited number of subsidised tickets for £10. To book, visit VetQuest 2018