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Mars Comedy Pet Photographer of the year revealed

Elke Vogelsang scooped first prize for a hilarious photo of rescue dog Noodles.
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Chatter box Defra has extended the deadline for applications for the 100 Million Zoo Animals Fund until 26 February 2021.

Launched in June 2020, the fund provides financial support for zoos and aquariums that have experienced a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to 730,000 are available, which can be used to pay for essential costs and maintenance, including veterinary care, medicines, animal feed and staffing.

More information about the fund and details of how to apply can be found hereChatter box

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Equine News
Project to tackle bovine mastitis and reduce AMR
Project to tackle bovine mastitis and reduce AMR

Researchers to analyse milk samples using mass spectrometry.
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Vets find link between lamb weight and meat quality
Vets find link between lamb weight and meat quality

Discovery could benefit consumers, farmers, and the environment.
Gene study examines resistance to campylobacter in chickens
Gene study examines resistance to campylobacter in chickens

Researchers investigate the genetic make-up of 3,000 chickens.
Report highlights need for farm animal health and welfare body
Report highlights need for farm animal health and welfare body

"Building a resilient and sustainable farming system must be a priority" - Dr O'Gorman.
Largest ever survey into farmer wellbeing launched
Largest ever survey into farmer wellbeing launched

The Big Farming Survey aims to achieve 26,000 responses
Government launches gene editing consultation
Government launches gene editing consultation

Move sparks concern for animal welfare.
Views sought for Red Tractor's 2021 standards review
Views sought for Red Tractor's 2021 standards review

Consultation on changes to farming standards launched
APHA locum support for export certificates
APHA locum support for export certificates

Deployment will be available for up to seven days.
Avian influenza confirmed in Devon
Avian influenza confirmed in Devon

A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the premises
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APHA confirms eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in England

The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) has identified an eighth case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in poultry in England.

Confirmed on Tuesday (15 December), the outbreak was found in captive birds and poultry at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been placed around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.

Further information about the outbreaks and the latest government advice can be found at gov.uk

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