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Zoetis Equip® Artervac vaccine stock to expire on 13 Dec 2018
Current vaccine stock will expire on 13 December 2018.

Further stock not expected to arrive before February 2019

Zoetis have announced that stock of their Equine Viral Arteritis vaccine, Equip Artervac, is due to expire on 13 December 2018. Further stock is not expected to arrive before February 2019.

Equip Artervac is specified for the active immunisation for horses against equine arteritis virus (EVA) to reduce the clinical signs and shedding of virus in nasal secretions following infection.

In the UK, EVA is a notifiable disease. The last confirmed case in the UK was in 2012.

Zoetis is working hard to resolve the situation and apologises for any inconvenience.

Those concerned are encouraged to contact their Zoetis Account Manager or the Zoetis Technical Team on customersupportUK@zoetis.com or 0845 300 9084 choosing option 1.

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Endangered turtles rescued from smugglers

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 A group of endangered turtles have found a new home at London Zoo after being rescued from smugglers.

The four big-headed turtles arrived at the zoo at the end of last year, after smugglers tried to illegally import them to Canada, labelled as toys.

One of the turtles, named Lady Triệu after a Vietnamese warrioress, has moved to a new exhibit in the zoo’s reptile house. She is the only one of her kind in a UK zoo.

Big-headed turtles have such large heads that they cannot pull them back into their shells. To compensate, they have armour plating from head to tail and a very sharp beak to fend off predators. They are ranked number 18 on ZSL’s EDGE of Existence reptile list, which puts threatened species at the forefront of conservation action. Image © ZSL  

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RCVS Fellowship board chair elections get underway

Voting for the 2019 RCVS Fellowship Chair election is now underway. This year four candidates are standing for election, including Dr Robert Huey, Professor John Innes, Professor Liz Mossop and Professor Ian Ramsey.

The Chair will attend and preside over Fellowship meetings and take the lead in consolidating the Fellowship’s position as the learned society of the RCVS. Fellows will receive an email containing a link to the online voting form, as well as candidates’ details and manifestos. Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, 5 September.