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Artists explore how pigs like to play

Project reveals pigs’ enthusiasm for playtime
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Chatter box Vets have saved a tiny Humboldt penguin chick after her egg was accidentally broken by her parents. Keepers at ZSL London Zoo were shocked to find the chick, named Rainbow, still alive and rushed her straight to the Zoo’s on-site veterinary clinic.

It was a little way to go until the chick should have hatched, so the process was touch and go. Vets removed bits of shell from around the chick with tweezers until she could be lifted out and placed in a makeshift nest.

Rainbow is now in a custom-built incubation room where she spends her days cuddled up to a toy penguin. Keepers will hand-fed Rainbow for the next 10 weeks until she is healthy enough to move to the penguin nursery.  Chatter box

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Staffies 'will not be added to banned breed list'

Parliamentary debate triggered by e-petition
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Pet owners warned of toxic algae
Pet owners warned of toxic algae

Hot spell leads to surge in blue-green substance
RHDV vaccine recalled due to product defect
RHDV vaccine recalled due to product defect

Incorrect storage during shipment prompts recall
Dog-human transmission of NDM bacteria
Dog-human transmission of NDM bacteria

Researchers isolate highly resistant strain from family dogs and owner
RSPCA set for a surge in abandoned animals
RSPCA set for a surge in abandoned animals

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Charity worker locks himself in hot car
Charity worker locks himself in hot car

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Vets and MEPs discuss extreme breeding
Vets and MEPs discuss extreme breeding

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Charities disappointed by Defra comments on BSL
Charities disappointed by Defra comments on BSL

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Government rejects calls for new pet theft law
Government rejects calls for new pet theft law

MPs debate petition for pet theft to be reclassified to a specific crime
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BVA infographic to help shoppers understand farm assurance schemes

An infographic to help members of the public understand farm assurance schemes has been produced by the BVA. The infographic outlines BVA’s priorities for animal welfare and shows whether or not the schemes address these priorities in their standards.

BVA president John Fishwick said: “The infographic is not intended to be a league table but to allow people to understand what aspects of animal health and welfare are addressed by assurance schemes so that they can decide which scheme best aligns with their own individual preferences and priorities."

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