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Japanese aquarium hosts 'face-showing festival' for eels

Eels have started to forget about humans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chatter box The Kennel Club has announced the appointment of Mark Beazley, who was previously Cats Protection's director of operations, as chief executive. Mark replaces Rosemary Smart, who stepped down from the role in April after 18 years.

Mark has held several senior strategic and executive roles, including executive director at Dogs Trust Ireland and chair of the Companion Animal Working Group at Eurogroup for Animals. He was also heavily involved in the establishment of the Eu Cat and Dog Alliance.

Mark will take up his new role in October. Chatter box

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Equine News
Heat affects speed of horses more than humans - study
Heat affects speed of horses more than humans - study

Scientists analyse the effect of ambient temperature on running speeds.
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Aservo EquiHaler now available in the UK and Ireland
Aservo EquiHaler now available in the UK and Ireland

Product allows medication to be inhaled deep into horses' lungs.
Zoetis launches online learning academy
Zoetis launches online learning academy

Resource provides free CPD for veterinary surgeons and nurses.
Campaign launched to 'ride out racism' in the equestrian community
Campaign launched to 'ride out racism' in the equestrian community

"On a horse, we're all equal. There is no race, there is no gender, there is no class".
Besnoitiosis reported in UK donkeys for the first time
Besnoitiosis reported in UK donkeys for the first time

Equine besnoitiosis discovered in 20 donkeys from the Donkey Sanctuary.
 Weight gain in horses a major concern for owners, survey finds
Weight gain in horses a major concern for owners, survey finds

Researchers assess the impact of lockdown on horses' routines.
Equine small redworm blood test study published
Equine small redworm blood test study published

Paper describes the research undertaken to define the final format of the test.
Vet issues plea for help with African Horse Sickness
Vet issues plea for help with African Horse Sickness

Disease 'a welfare disaster' for potentially thousands of horses in Thailand.
Rare horse born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Rare horse born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Przewalski's foal is the last truly wild horse left in the world.
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International Cat Care appoints new head of veterinary division

International Cat Care (ICC) has announced the appointment of Nathalie Dowgray as head of the charity's veterinary division.

Nathalie, who is an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, will lead the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a play key role in advancing knowledge and research in feline medicine.

Claire Bessant, iCatCare's chief executive said: "We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity's work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious."

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