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ZSL uses unusual method to mark threatened bats in Cuba
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Chatter box Keepers at Colchester Zoo are hailing the arrival of a pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs.

The cubs were born to first-time parents Esra and Crispin on the 9 September. This is the first time the Zoo has bred Amur leopard cubs on-site.

Amur leopards originate from the Russian Far East and north-east China. In the wild they are threatened by climate change, habitat loss, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade.

The cubs are said to be “looking well” and are expected to emerge from their den in a few weeks.  Chatter box

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Exotic Animal News
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
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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
Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus
Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus

Disease identified at pig farms in northern England
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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BEVA survey seeks views about antibiotic use in horses

Equine vets are being invited to participate in a BEVA survey that aims to find out more about antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice.

Designed by researchers at the University of Liverpool and incoming BEVA president Tim Mair, the survey aims to fill gaps in knowledge about how antimicrobials are being used in equine practice and the landscape of resistant infections encountered in equine practice.

Researchers hope the results will lead to a greater understanding of the role of antimicrobial treatment and antimicrobial resistance in horses and protect antibiotics for the future of equine and human health.

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