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Lost canary nicknamed after Boris Johnson

RSPCA seeking owner of bird that resembles new PM
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Chatter box A group of endangered turtles have found a new home at London Zoo after being rescued from smugglers.

The four big-headed turtles arrived at the zoo at the end of last year, after smugglers tried to illegally import them to Canada, labelled as toys.

One of the turtles, named Lady Triệu after a Vietnamese warrioress, has moved to a new exhibit in the zoo’s reptile house. She is the only one of her kind in a UK zoo.

Big-headed turtles have such large heads that they cannot pull them back into their shells. To compensate, they have armour plating from head to tail and a very sharp beak to fend off predators. They are ranked number 18 on ZSL’s EDGE of Existence reptile list, which puts threatened species at the forefront of conservation action. Image © ZSL  Chatter box

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Stem cell treatment a ‘breakthrough’ for equine laminitis
Stem cell treatment a ‘breakthrough’ for equine laminitis

Arti-Cell Forte is the first stem cell-based medicine to receive marketing authorisation
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BOVA UK issues statement on omeprazole concerns
BOVA UK issues statement on omeprazole concerns

Company changes excipient responsible for testosterone traces
New blood test for small redworms in horses announced
New blood test for small redworms in horses announced

Test will be available to horse owners from September 2019
Racing body advises against injectable Omeprazole
Racing body advises against injectable Omeprazole

Product found to contain low levels of testosterone
New case of equine viral arteritis
New case of equine viral arteritis

Outbreak thought to be ‘unrelated’ to Devon and Dorset cases
Recommendations on equine influenza vaccine announced
Recommendations on equine influenza vaccine announced

OIE Expert Surveillance Panel reviews global data on outbreaks
Police horses attend Liverpool graduation
Police horses attend Liverpool graduation

Merseyside Mounted Police stand guard at celebrations
Met Police horses honoured for outstanding devotion
Met Police horses honoured for outstanding devotion

Grace and Keston receive the PDSA Order of Merit
Study reveals insights into equine hoof growth
Study reveals insights into equine hoof growth

Results suggest how abnormal hoof shapes may develop
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RCVS Fellowship board chair elections get underway

Voting for the 2019 RCVS Fellowship Chair election is now underway. This year four candidates are standing for election, including Dr Robert Huey, Professor John Innes, Professor Liz Mossop and Professor Ian Ramsey.

The Chair will attend and preside over Fellowship meetings and take the lead in consolidating the Fellowship’s position as the learned society of the RCVS. Fellows will receive an email containing a link to the online voting form, as well as candidates’ details and manifestos. Voting closes at 5pm on Thursday, 5 September.

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