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Wildlife charity has received brushes from all over the world
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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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Fat 'crucial' for Marek's disease virus replication
Fat 'crucial' for Marek's disease virus replication

Researchers identify new pathways involved in development of the disease
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NPA issues complaint over Amazon swill feeding advert
NPA issues complaint over Amazon swill feeding advert

Advert appears to encourage practice banned in UK since 2001
Vets welcome NI plans to prosecute BVD offenders
Vets welcome NI plans to prosecute BVD offenders

A small number of herd keepers continue to keep untested animals
Cambodia confirms first case of ASF
Cambodia confirms first case of ASF

Backyard outbreak claims 500 pigs, agriculture ministry reports
Farmers advised to test for liver fluke before treating
Farmers advised to test for liver fluke before treating

Very dry summer prompts lower than normal fluke challenge
Industry responds to claims a ‘mountain of drugs’ are used on poultry farms
Industry responds to claims a ‘mountain of drugs’ are used on poultry farms

Countryfile programme on ionophore use sparks controversy
‘Worrying escalation’ of swine dysentery cases, NPA says
‘Worrying escalation’ of swine dysentery cases, NPA says

Increased biosecurity and monitoring recommended
Technology used to detect pig facial expressions
Technology used to detect pig facial expressions

Study could lead to on-farm tool for monitoring health and welfare
Vets receive funding boost to tackle BVD
Vets receive funding boost to tackle BVD

Around £6m in funding to help contain contagious disease
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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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