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Two further Asian hornet sightings
“These sightings in Liskeard and Hull underline the need to remain vigilant."

‘No evidence’ to suggest Hull and Cornwall sightings linked

Surveillance activity is underway after two further sightings of Asian hornets in Hull and Liskeard, Cornwall.

The news follows a recent sighting in the Fowey area of Cornwall. APHA’s National Bee Unit subsequently identified and destroyed the nest.

Asian hornets pose no greater risk to human health than a bee, but they are a serious threat to honey bees.

Defra says there is no evidence at this stage to suggest the sightings in Cornwall and Hull are linked. Work is underway to identify and destroy the nests.

Bee inspectors from the National Bee Unit are carrying out surveillance and mentoring within a 1-2km radius around the sightings.

Nicola Spence, Defra deputy director for plant and bee health, said: “These sightings in Liskeard and Hull underline the need to remain vigilant.

"I want to encourage people to look out for any Asian hornet nests and if you think you’ve spotted one, please report your sighting through the Asian hornet app or online.”

Asian hornet sightings should be reported using the Asian Hornet Watch app or by email: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk

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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