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Chatter box Keepers at Chester Zoo have become the first in the world to successfully breed and hatch Monserrat tarantulas, a rare and unusual species that is native to the Caribbean island of Monserrat.

A clutch of around 200 tarantulas hatched at the zoo, providing key new information about the species.  Chatter box

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Small animals vets treat wallaby in Indiana

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Response to reports of badger cull extension

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Threatened water voles return to Yorkshire

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Research reveals embryonic hearing abilities in birds

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Hen harrier missing from Monadhliath Mountains

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Calls to end destruction of koala habitat in Queensland

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Used teeth to grip prey before killing with claws
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BVA course to focus on lameness

A practical course to support mixed and farm veterinary practitioners who treat lame dairy cows has been launched by the BVA.

The CPD course will be led by Dr Nick Bell, lecturer in veterinary livestock extension at the RVC, and will introduce technical details supporting the stages of the Healthy Feet Programme.

The course takes place on 6 September 2016 at Colliton Barton Training Centre, Honiton and costs £280 for BVA members and £430 for non-members.

For more information, visit www.bva.co.uk

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