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Cats Protection creates Harry Potter inspired Sorting Hat for cats
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Chatter box The first winners of the RCVS Knowledge Veterinary Evidence Student Awards have been revealed.

Molly Vasanthakumar scooped first prize for her knowledge summary comparing the ecological impact of woven versus disposable drapes. She found that there is not enough evidence that disposable synthetics reduce the risk of surgical site.

Second prize went to Honoria Brown of the University of Cambridge, for her paper: ‘Can hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure be used as sensitive non-invasive diagnostic indicators of acute laminitis onset?’

Edinburgh’s Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong won third prize for critically appraising the evidence for whether a daily probiotic improved clinical outcomes in dogs with idiopathic diarrhoea. The papers have all achieved publication in RCVS Knowledge’s peer-reviewed journal, Veterinary Evidence.  Chatter box

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Chimps bond after watching films together - study
Chimps bond after watching films together - study

Bonding through shared experience may have deep evolutionary roots
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Avian malaria could explain house sparrow decline
Avian malaria could explain house sparrow decline

Nearly 75 per cent of London’s iconic sparrows are infected - study
Safety concerns over fenbendazole in pigeons
Safety concerns over fenbendazole in pigeons

Drug can no longer be used in pigeons under Schedule 6
Study suggests gorillas form social bonds with distant relations
Study suggests gorillas form social bonds with distant relations

Gorillas found to interact with extended family in a similar way to humans
Badgers top the mammal roadkill list
Badgers top the mammal roadkill list

Project sheds light on most at-risk animals
 Australian seagulls found to carry antibiotic resistant bacteria
Australian seagulls found to carry antibiotic resistant bacteria

Birds earmarked as potential reservoirs for human disease
Baby white rhino born to poaching victims
Baby white rhino born to poaching victims

Parents saved by wildlife rescue charity Saving the Survivors
Injured marsh harrier found in Norfolk
Injured marsh harrier found in Norfolk

Photograph reveals bird had been shot
Scientists discover chlamydia-free koala population
Scientists discover chlamydia-free koala population

Finding could offer ‘insurance’ for survival of species
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Animal Welfare Foundation seeks new trustees

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) seeks three new trustees to help drive the charity’s mission to improve animal welfare through veterinary science, education and debate.

Veterinary and animal welfare professionals from across the UK may apply, particularly those with experience in equine and small animal practice and research management. Trustees must attend at least two meetings a year, as well as the annual AWF Discussion Forum in London.

For more information about the role, visit www.animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk. Applications close at midnight on 13 August 2019.

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