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Researchers analyse DNA samples from water samples
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Chatter box Seven new regional representatives are being sought by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to speak for vets from those regions and to represent their views to BVA Council.

The opportunities are available in in the North-East, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, London, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Representatives from all sectors of the veterinary profession are urged to apply.

BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, said: "Our regional representatives are integral to that mission and to the activities of Council - contributing to effective horizon scanning on matters of veterinary policy and providing an informed steer to BVA’s Policy Committee.” Chatter box

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ASF confirmed close to German border
ASF confirmed close to German border

State Veterinary Institute confirms two cases in the Lubuskie province
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Climate change evokes individual responses in sheep and goats
Climate change evokes individual responses in sheep and goats

Various coping mechanisms to fluctuating weather conditions revealed
Farm animal vet scoops Young Vet of the Year award
Farm animal vet scoops Young Vet of the Year award

Emily Craven ‘went above and beyond her call of duty’
Farming and agriculture to feature at congress
Farming and agriculture to feature at congress

Speakers to ‘go behind the headlines’ on some of the profession’s biggest challenges
African swine fever respects no boundaries
African swine fever respects no boundaries

OIE warns no countries safe from its spread
New bTB policy document
New bTB policy document

BCVA announces revised position
Vets call for solutions to unwanted male livestock
Vets call for solutions to unwanted male livestock

Experts urge dairy and egg industry to adopt a ‘3Rs’ approach
Does badger culling drive individuals further afield?
Does badger culling drive individuals further afield?

Survivors of culls may increase risk of TB spread
Winter avian flu threat
Winter avian flu threat

Poultry farmers and pet bird keepers urged to prepare
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Livestock Antibody Hub receives funding boost

The Pirbright Institute has received US $5.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to form a Livestock Antibody Hub aimed at supporting animal and human health. The work will bring together researchers from across the UK utilise research outcomes in livestock disease and immunology.

Dr Doug Brown, chief executive of the British Society for Immunology, commented: “The UK is a world leader in veterinary immunology research, and this transformative investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will drive the next chapter of innovation in developing new treatments and prevention options against livestock diseases".

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