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Landmine detection rat awarded animals' George Cross

Magawa has saved the lives of countless individuals living in Cambodia.
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Chatter box The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is inviting applications to its 2021 Student Grant Scheme for innovative projects designed to impact animal welfare. The scheme welcomes proposals from undergraduates studying veterinary and animal welfare degrees, but students from other disciplines are also welcome to apply.

Grants will fund projects on animal welfare topics that are relevant to the veterinary profession and help develop the student's skills as a researcher. This year, the AWF is also accepting projects which are carried out alongside EMS so long as they are supervised. For more information and to apply, visit animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk Chatter box

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Study suggests ion generators could be harmful to fish
Study suggests ion generators could be harmful to fish

Researchers conclude generators produce toxic levels of copper and zinc.
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Study reveals origins of guinea pig domestication
Study reveals origins of guinea pig domestication

Researchers analyse ancient DNA from archaeological guinea pig remains.
Calls for tighter restrictions on keeping dangerous snakes as pets
Calls for tighter restrictions on keeping dangerous snakes as pets

Easy to buy, but difficult to care for
Female fish can breed new species if males are attractive enough
Female fish can breed new species if males are attractive enough

Forty new species found in single lake
Non-invasive sampling enhances reptile conservation
Non-invasive sampling enhances reptile conservation

The practical application of detection dogs and DNA analysis
Exotics vets treat 61-year-old tortoise for bladder stones
Exotics vets treat 61-year-old tortoise for bladder stones

Team removed stones without having to cut through the shell
Labour announces plans to ban pet primates
Labour announces plans to ban pet primates

Measure forms part of party's new Animal Welfare Manifesto
Microchip reminder after giant tortoise found wandering through field
Microchip reminder after giant tortoise found wandering through field

Finder hauled the enormous animal home in a wheelbarrow
Odours 'can evoke positive emotions' in rats
Odours 'can evoke positive emotions' in rats

Research finds rats can learn to link smells with positive experiences
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Survey seeks views on keeping cows with calves

Researchers at Scotland's Rural College are seeking views from dairy farmers on keeping cows with calves.

Their study entitled 'Keeping Cow with Calf: bringing innovation to dairying in Scotland' aims to find out the motivations and reservations about operating a cow-with-calf dairy system.

The survey will help researchers build an evidence base and gauge what support farmers need to move to this practice. For more information, or to complete the survey, visit keepingcowwithcalf.com

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