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Research finds audiobooks have a calming effect
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Chatter box Cambridge vet student James Jewkes has been awarded first place in the annual Dogs Trust EMS Awards, for his paper on the threat of exotic infectious diseases in rehoming centres. James will now go on a two-week placement at the WVS International Training Centre in South India.

Each year the awards allow vet students to gain hands-on experience during work placements at 13 of the charity’s rehoming centres, then submit reports on a relevant subject.  Chatter box

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ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets
ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets

BVA calls for vet to be on set for UK ‘I’m a Celebrity’
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Exotics vet performs intricate surgery on goldfish
Exotics vet performs intricate surgery on goldfish

Thirty-minute surgery carried out to remove tumour on jaw
Fish appear to recognise themselves in the mirror
Fish appear to recognise themselves in the mirror

Study raises questions about how scientists test self-awareness in animals
Snakes need space to fully stretch their bodies - study
Snakes need space to fully stretch their bodies - study

Researchers observe snake behaviour at eight UK zoos
Study reveals extent of chelonian extinction crisis
Study reveals extent of chelonian extinction crisis

Researchers call for greater conservation efforts
Call for stricter regulation of rabbit breeders
Call for stricter regulation of rabbit breeders

Survey sheds light on elusive industry
Concerns over I’m a Celebrity episode
Concerns over I’m a Celebrity episode

Challenge caused snakes psychological harm, charity says
Cockatoos can create tools of different lengths
Cockatoos can create tools of different lengths

Researchers assess birds’ tool-making behaviour
New test for early TB identification in zoo animals
New test for early TB identification in zoo animals

Actiphage method detects mycobacteria before clinical symptoms emerge
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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemen’s Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: “I’m very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sport’s commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."

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