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‘Bat manicures’ help to save rare species

ZSL uses unusual method to mark threatened bats in Cuba
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Chatter box Seven new regional representatives are being sought by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to speak for vets from those regions and to represent their views to BVA Council.

The opportunities are available in in the North-East, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, London, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Representatives from all sectors of the veterinary profession are urged to apply.

BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, said: "Our regional representatives are integral to that mission and to the activities of Council - contributing to effective horizon scanning on matters of veterinary policy and providing an informed steer to BVA’s Policy Committee.” Chatter box

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Equine News
British Airways opens rescued lion enclosure
British Airways opens rescued lion enclosure

Move forms part of airline’s commitment to end ‘exploitative tourism’
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Scottish wildcats given lifeline
Scottish wildcats given lifeline

European funding agreed for a recovery project
Study reveals insights on zookeeper-animal bond
Study reveals insights on zookeeper-animal bond

Zookeepers draw boundaries with animals in their care
Further pressure on endangered eels
Further pressure on endangered eels

Smuggling surge as European fishing season begins
Humane slaughter of wild fish
Humane slaughter of wild fish

Funding to encourage development and adoption of humane methods
Genomes of British wildlife to be mapped
Genomes of British wildlife to be mapped

Unprecedented insight made possible by Wellcome funding to Darwin Tree of Life project
High Court rejects ivory ban challenge
High Court rejects ivory ban challenge

Ban will come into force "as soon as possible”
Red deer responding to climate change
Red deer responding to climate change

Scottish Isle provides evidence individuals are evolving to give birth earlier
Spotlight on hunting trophies
Spotlight on hunting trophies

Consultation and call for evidence launched
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Livestock Antibody Hub receives funding boost

The Pirbright Institute has received US $5.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to form a Livestock Antibody Hub aimed at supporting animal and human health. The work will bring together researchers from across the UK utilise research outcomes in livestock disease and immunology.

Dr Doug Brown, chief executive of the British Society for Immunology, commented: “The UK is a world leader in veterinary immunology research, and this transformative investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will drive the next chapter of innovation in developing new treatments and prevention options against livestock diseases".

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